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Pitzer Professor Susan Seymour’s New Biography Reveals the Remarkable Life of Harvard’s First Tenured Female Professor

Claremont, Calif. (April 17, 2015)—Pitzer College Professor Emerita of Anthropology Susan C. Seymour’s upcoming book, Cora Du Bois: Anthropologist, Diplomat, Agent, tells the story of Harvard University’s first tenured female professor who served as a high-ranking intelligence officer during World War II. The University of Nebraska Press will publish the biography next month. Du Bois [Read More...]
April 17, 2015
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Life in Lijiang: Pitzer College Anthropology Professor Emily Chao Publishes Book about Contemporary China

Claremont, Calif. (December 14, 2012) — Pitzer College Professor of Anthropology Emily Chao has authored Lijiang Stories: Shamans, Taxi Drivers, Runaway Brides, and Entrepreneurs in Reform Era China, published by the University of Washington Press. Lijiang Stories offers a vivid account of gender, ethnicity and the politics of historical representation among the Naxi, a Tibeto-Burman [Read More...]
December 4, 2012
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Pitzer Professor Robert (Lee) Munroe Discovers Indoor Open-Fire Cooking May Affect Cognitive Development in Children

Claremont, Calif. (June 14, 2012) —For millions of children in the developing world, open-fire cooking may be related to serious cognitive issues, according to a paper published by Pitzer College Research Professor of Anthropology Robert (Lee) Munroe and UC Riverside Professor of Psychology Mary Gauvain in the April issue of International Journal of Environmental Health [Read More...]
June 14, 2012