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Congratulations to Professors 
Bennett & Uhrich for Honors Received from IUMS & ACS

Joan W. Bennett

Kathryn Urich

Please join SciWomen in congratulating Professors Joan W. Bennett and Kathryn Uhrich for the recent recognition of their accomplishments and contributions to their respective scientific fields. 

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My Story

Areas of Interest: Cultural anthropology, historical anthropology, cultural politics, gender, ethnicity, colonialism, missionization, indigenous rights, pastoralism, transnationalism, social movements, research methodologies, Africa.
My Story: In retrospect, perhaps I was always destined to be a cultural anthropologist. As a child, I moved from country to country overseas, learning the differences between proper manners, prized foods, and other aspects of life in South Africa, England, Belgium and France. When my family finally returned to the United States, I was thirteen and considered an outsider by my peers because I lacked the cultural knowledge of American life that everyone else grew up with. At the University of Virginia, I majored in English and worked for women's rights on campus. I spent my junior year studying at...