Drawing on her recent book Anthropological Conversations, Caroline Brettell discusses the history of anthropology’s connections to other disciplines. Through examples of how anthropologists have collaborated with, influenced, and been influenced by historians, geographers, and psychologists, she traces intellectual exchanges that have been productive in understanding culture and difference.
Caroline Brettell is University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Ruth Collins Altshuler Director of the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute at Southern Methodist University. She has written extensively on topics related to migration in Europe and the United States as well as on topics in the anthropology of gender. She has served as President of the Social Science History Association and the Society for the Anthropology of Europe. She has also served on various SSRC committees.