Associate professor of anthropology at CSU, Chico and Coordinator of Asian Studies, specializing in South Asia. Research interests include symbolic and interpretive anthropology, feminist studies, semiotics, cultural psychology, and "new media" approaches in visual anthropology. PhD 1978 University of Washington

Asian Cultural Traditions

Office: Butte 217
Phone: (916) 898-4094
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Curriculum vita

Online Courses and Lectures:
Anthropology 40, Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
Asian Studies 100, Asian Cultural Traditions
Institutional Power, Academic Freedom, and Human Risk in Research

Ethnographic Fieldnotes, Darbhanga, Bihar, 1996

Student Websites:
Asian Studies Student Website - Fall 1997 - Fall 1999
Ethnographic Lab
Department of Anthropology

The Maithil Brahmans is an extended visit to the villages and compounds of Mithila in the state of Bihar, India. Among other things, the region is famous for the ritual art of the women painters known as Mithila Art or Madhubani Art.