Here at GAD we are trying to get our history down. Below is a partial list of Past Presidents. If you have any information to help complete our history, please contact us!

Jane Livingston?


1976-1978: Sylvia Forman

1978-1980: Marvin Harris

1980-1982: Conrad Kottak (Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Washington D.C.)

1986-1987: Sylvia Forman (Philadelphia, Chicago)

1988-1989: Marvin Harris (Phoenix, Washington, D.C.)

1990-1992: Conrad Kottak (New Orleans, Chicago, San Francisco)

1993-1994: Nancie Gonzalez (Washington D.C., Atlanta)

1995-1996: David McCurdy (Washington D.C., San Francisco)

1997-1998: Elliott Skinner (Washington, D.C., Philadelphia)

1999-2000: Patricia Rice (Chicago, San Francisco)

2001-2002: Jonathan Marks (Washington D.C., New Orleans)

2003-2004: Karl Heider (Chicago, Atlanta)

2005-2006: Peter Brown (Washington D.C., San Jose)

2007-2008: Susan Sutton (Washington D.C., San Francisco)

2009-2010: Emily Schultz (Philadelphia, New Orleans)

2011-2012: Chris Furlow (Montreal, San Francisco)

2013-2014: Sam Cook (Chicago, Washington, D.C.)

2015-2016: Eric Lassiter (Denver, Minneapolis)


Past Distinguished Lecturers

1995 Laura Nader (UCB), “The Phantom Factor: Impact of the Cold War on Anthropology.” “Postscript on the Phantom Factor-More Ethnography of Anthropology,” General Anthropology 4(1): 1, 4-8, Fall, 1997.

1996  Milford H. Wolpoff (U Michigan), “Australopithecus: A New Look at an Old Ancestor,” Bulletin of the Council for General Anthropology 3(1): 1-7, Fall, 1996;  Pt. 2, 3(2): 1-5, Spring 1997.

1997 Sherry Ortner (UCLA), “Anthropologists in a Media-Saturated World.”

1998 Stanley Tambiah (Harvard), “Aspects of Transnational Movements and Diaspora Communities.”

1999 Jean Clottes (French Ministry of Culture), “Chauvet Today,” General Anthropology 6(2): 1-8, Spring, 2000.

2000 Chris Stringer (Natural History Museum, London), “The Evolution of Modern Humans: Where Are We Now?” General Anthropology 7(2): 1-5,   Spring 2001.

2001  Adam Kuper (Brunel U,LSE), “Incest, Cousin Marriage, and the Origins of Anthropology.”

2002  Rayna Rapp, (NYU), “Cell Life and Death, Child Life and Death: Genomic Horizons, Genetic Disease, Family Stories.”

2003  Lila Agu-Lughod, (Columbia), “Ethnography in/of Nations” General Anthropology 10(2): 1-4, March 2004.

2005  Margaret Lock, (McGill U), “Rethinking Ourselves:  The Molecular Body and the Eclipse of  Nature/Nurture” “Living with Uncertainty: The Genetics of Late Onset Alzheimer’s Disease,” General Anthropology 13(2): 1, 6-9, Fall, 2006.

2006   William Durham (Stanford), “The Elephant in the Room: Evolution in Anthropology,” General Anthropology 14(2):1-7, September 2007.

2007    Panel Discussion (Yolanda Moses, Jane Edwards, Kiran Cunningham, Joseph Kinsella, Debra Picchi, Jennifer Creamer, Hilary Kahn, Susan Sutton, Jim Peacock, “Campus Internationalization and the Anthropological Voice.”

2008    Claire Smith (Flinders U), “Archaeologists in Action: Collaboration, Inclusion, and Engagement.”

2009    Tim Ingold (U Aberdeen), “Anthropology Comes to Life,” General Anthropology 17(1):1-4, Spring

2010    Karen Strier (U Wisconsin-Madison), “Why Anthropology Needs Primatology.” General Anthropology 18 (1): 1, 6-8, Spring, 2011.

2011   Richard Borshay Lee (U. Toronto), “The !Kung and I: Reflections on My Life and Times with the Ju/hoansi,” General Anthropology 19(1):1-4, Spring 2012.

2012  Richard Klein (Stanford), “Modern Human Origins,” General Anthropology 20(1):1-4, Spring 2013.

2013  Bruno Latour (Sciences Po, Paris), “From Ontology to Deontology,” General Anthropology 21(1):1-4, Spring,

2014  Richard Kurin (Smithsonian), “Producing Anthropology: Culture of, by, and for the People;” General Anthropology 22(1):1-5, Spring, 2015.

2015 Jonathan Marks (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), “Tales of the Ex-Apes,” University of California Press.

2016 Regna Darnell (University of Western Ontario). “Who Was Franz Boas? How Do We Know? And Why Should We Care?”