BA, University of California-Santa Cruz; PhD, University of California-San Diego. Research interests in comparative religion and cultural anthropology. Specialization in Asia, with extended field research in the Himalayas. Articles and reviews in The Anthropology of Tibet and the Himalaya, Comparative Studies in Society and History, The Encyclopedia of World Cultures, American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Kailash, and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Awards from National Endowment for the Humanities (1976, 1995), Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research (1980), National Science Foundation (1980), National Institute for Mental Health (1986), and Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture (1992). Faculty member, University of California-San Diego (1988-90); Pitzer College, Claremont Colleges (1990-93); Eastman (1993-).
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