Amherst College Professor of Anthropology Deborah Gewertz To Lecture at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in May

February 15, 2005
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-Deborah Gewertz, the G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology at Amherst College, has been invited to spend a month as professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Gewertz and her collaborator, Frederick Errington of Trinity College, will deliver a series of lectures on food, globalization, class and gender in various seminars between May 9 and June 8.

The École is dedicated to the analysis of the contemporary world in a multidisciplinary, cross-cultural and comparative perspective, and to the training of experts in various cultural areas. Once the academic home of such luminaries as Pierre Bourdieu, Michel Foucault, and Claude Levi-Strauss, among many others, the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales is perhaps the premier institution of higher learning devoted to the social sciences.

The co-authors most recently of Yali's Question: Sugar, Culture, and History (2004), Gewertz and Errington have collaborated on several books, including Cultural Alternatives and a Feminist Anthropology: An Analysis of Culturally Constructed Gender Interests in Papua New Guinea (1987), Articulating Change in the "Last Unknown" (1995), Twisted Histories, Altered Contexts: Representing the Chambri in a World System (1991) and Emerging Class in Papua New Guinea: The Telling of Difference (1999). Gewertz is also the author of numerous articles in books and journals, including American Ethnologist and American Anthropologist. Gewertz has taught at Amherst since 1977.




Office Communications
(413) 542-2321


eNewsSubscribe to the biweekly eNews by emailing