McKinnon

Selected Publications
2013 - Vital Relations: Modernity and Persistent Life of Kinship. (With Fenella Cannell, eds). Santa Fe: SAR Press.

2008 - Afterward: Adoptive Relations in Theories of Kinship and Modernity.   In Relative Power: Changing Interpretations of Fosterage and Adoption in Pacific Island Societies. Special Issue of Pacific Studies 31(3/4). Jeanette Dickerson-Putman and Judith Schachter, eds.  Pp. 232-247.  

2005 - Complexities: Beyond Nature and Nurture. (With Sydel Silverman, eds). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

First Name: 
Susan
Position: 
Professor of Anthropology
Email: 
sm@virginia.edu
Computing ID: 
sm
Phone: 
434-924-6822
Office Address: 

Department of Anthropology

309 Brooks Hall

PO Box 400120

Charlottesville, VA  22904-4120

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Degrees: 

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Introduction: 

 

As a cultural anthropologist, my research and writing have long been focused on issues relating to kinship, marriage, and gender. I am fascinated by their cross-cultural and historical diversity, by their centrality in the structures and dynamics of hierarchy and equality, and by the way scientific texts have transformed their culturally specific manifestations into universal facts of nature.

Faculty Type: 
Associate and Affiliate Faculty