Louise Lamphere

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Louise Lamphere is a Distinguished Professor of Anthopology Emeritus at the University of New Mexico and Past President of the American Anthropological Association. During 2001-2002 she was a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City and was a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at Princeton University in Fall 2007. Her first major publication was Woman, Culture and Society co-edited with Michelle Zimbalist Rosaldo (1974). And her book on Navajo family life, To Run After Them: The Social and Cultural Bases of Cooperation in a Navajo Community, was published in 1977. She has studied issues of women and work for 25 years, beginning with her study of women workers in Rhode Island industry, From Working Daughters to Working Mothers (1977). She also coauthored a study of working women in Albuquerque entitled Sunbelt Working Mothers: Reconciling Family and Factory (1993) with Patricia Zavella, Felipe Gonzales, and Peter Evans. Her interest in migration is reflected in two collections from Structuring Diversity: Ethnographic Perspectives on the New Immigration (1994) and Newcomers in the Workplace (1994). Her most recent book is a biography of three Navajo women entitled: Weaving Women's Lives: Three Generations in a Navajo Family, (2007).


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