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Sylvia Yanagisako

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Sylvia Yanagisako

Edward Clark Crossett Professor of Humanistic Studies, Co-Director of the Center for Global Ethnography
Faculty Affiliates
Ethnography Directors
Past Faculty Fellows


Sylvia Yanagisako is the Edward Clark Crossett Professor of Humanistic Studies and Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Her research and publications have focused on the cultural processes through which kinship, gender, capitalism, and labor have been forged in Italy and the U.S. She has also written about the orthodox configuration of the discipline of anthropology in the U.S. and considered alternatives to it.