In Memoriam

SALSA Members: In Memoriam

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    The Death of Antonio Bolívar (The New Yorker, 5-27-20)

    The Death of Antonio Bolívar, an Indigenous Elder in the Amazon Rainforest Camila Osorio, The New Yorker 5-27-20

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    KENNETH IAIN TAYLOR In memoriam: 1934-2019 (7-27-19)

    (By Janet Chernela) When Kenneth Iain Taylor died on April 2, 2019, it called attention to an often overlooked, but important, chapter in the history of indigenous affairs in Brazil.  Ken was one of…

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    PATRICK MENGET In Memoriam: 1942-2019

    Patrick Menget, a student of Claude Lévi-Strauss and the first ethnographer to work with the then-recently contacted Ikpeng people of the Xingu region of Brazil beginning in the late 196os, passed away on April 13 in…

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    Stephen Nugent In Memoriam: 1950-2018 (11.13.18 )

    (By Miguel Alexiades)I was very sad to learn that our colleague Stephen Nugent passed away on November 13.  Many will know Steve for his pioneering and excellent work on Brazilian peasant and ribereño societies, as…

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    Dominique Buchillet In Memoriam: 1951-2018

    Dominique Buchillet, esteemed scholar and ardent Amerindian rights’ activist, passed away on June 9, 2018, at the age of 67. Dominique earned her Ph.D at the University of Paris Nanterre in 1983, and worked…

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    BILL VICKERS MEMORIAL SESSION

    Memorial session for William T. (Bill) Vickers at SALSA 2017 Conference in Lima William (Bill) Vickers (1942-2016), esteemed anthropologist, friend, and mentor, passed away on Sept. 15, 2016.  Bill, as he was known, was a...

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    William T. Vickers 1942-2016: In Memoriam (11.15.16)

    (By Janet Chernela) It is with great sadness that we report the death of William T. Vickers on Sept. 15, 2016.  Bill, as he was known, was a leading scholar of native Lowland South America,…

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    Terence (“Terry”) Turner In Memoriam: 1935-2015

    Visiting Professor of Anthropology , Terence Sheldon Turner, emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago, died Nov. 7, 2015, at Cayuga Medical Center of a brain hemorrhage. He was 79.

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    Steven (Steve) Rubenstein In Memoriam: 1962-2012

    It is with great sadness that we report the death of our dear colleague, Steve Rubenstein, Steve died March 8, 2012, in his home in Liverpool, where he had been living since 2006. Steve…

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    Neil Whitehead In Memoriam: 1956-2012

    Our hearts are heavy with the news of the passing of Neil Whitehead, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an inspiring colleague, mentor, and friend. Neil passed away in Madison after…

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    Ken Kensinger In Memoriam: 1931-2010

    We are deeply saddened by news of Ken Kensinger\’s death. Rarely do such ample doses of kindness, gentle wit, and sharp intelligence occur in one individual. Take a bunch of cantankerous, underemployed, yet vain…

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    Kenneth M. Kensinger Obituary by Philippe Erikson

    Read Philippe Erikson\’s obituary of Kenneth Kensinger (in French):  Kenneth M. Kensinger (1931-2010), Journal de la Société des Américanistes, 2011, 97-2, pp. 388-396. It includes a fairly exhaustive bibliography of his publications, plus major reviews of his books.