Project Tag: Anthropology

John Gwaltney

Photographer unknown; photo sourced from African American, Ethnography, Anthropology John Gwaltney (1928-1998) John Langston Gwaltney was a native anthropologist and folklorist whose scholarship chronicled the everyday lives of marginalized communities. Gwaltney was born in 1928 in Orange, New Jersey, as one of five children, to John Stanley Gwaltney, a merchant seaman, and Mabel Harper …

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Edward Pasqual Dozier

Image from Dozier’s obituary in American Anthropologist, June 1972 Native American (Tewa Pueblo), Ethnography, Anthropology, Linguistics Edward Pasqual Dozier (Eduardo de Pascua Dozier), PhD (1916-1971) Edward P. Dozier is recognized as the first Native American anthropologist to establish a career as an academic anthropologist. As a linguist and anthropologist, he studied Pueblo communities in Arizona …

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Francis L. K. Hsu (Xu Hongguang)

Photo from the Francis L. K. Hsu Facebook page Chinese American, Anthropology, Folklore Francis L. K. Hsu (Xu Hongguang) (1909-1999) Francis Hsu is generally known as an anthropologist. His psychological approach to folklore and folklife and his ideas about diasporic Chinese communities have not only expanded anthropological studies, but also influenced studies of Overseas Chinese, …

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