Professor, Department of Anthropology, app’t
B.A. Anthropology, University of Chicago, 1965
M.A. Anthropology, University of Michigan, 1966
Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Michigan, 1974
Number of Theses/Dissertations Supervised in
Past 5 Years: 6
Courses Taught: Evolution of
War and Peace, Methods and Interpretations in Ethnology
Malaysia, Tribal Societies, Sociology, economy, warfare, social inequality
Field Research: Ethnographic
fieldwork: Etoro, Southern Highlands District, Papua New Guinea, study of
Etoro social structure, structural contradiction, social organization, witchcraft
and depopulation; Archival research: Nuer-Dinka Warfare and Nuer Territorial
Expansion, British Museum Library, London, England; Public Records Office,
Kew, England; University of Durham Sudan Collection, Durham, England; University
of Khartoum Library, Khartoum, Sudan.
Recent Publications: Constructing
Inequality: The Fabrication of a Hierachy of Virtue among Etoro. Ann Arbor:
University of Michigan Press, Warless Societies and the Origin of War, Ann
Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 2000; “Rethinking Regimes of Social
Inequality.”in Pacific Studies20(3).
Awards and Honors: LS&A
Excellence in Research Award, 1996; LS&A Excellence in Education Award,
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