Selected Publications:

The Magic of Capital: A Cultural Critique of Circulation and Generation in Finance (in process)

Traveling Light: On the Road with America’s Poor (Beacon Press, 2008)

Gender in Real Time: Power and Transience in a Visual Age (Psychology Press, 2002)

Long Slow Burn: Sexuality and Social Science (Psychology Press, 1998)

Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship (Columbia University Press, 1997)

Render Me, Gender Me (Columbia University Press, 1996)

The Apprenticeship and Blue Collar System: Putting Women on the Right Track (California State Department of Education, 1982)

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Professor of Anthropology
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Department of Anthropology

306 Brooks Hall

PO Box 400120

Charlottesville, Virginia  22904-4120

Weston Author

A.B., University of Chicago

A.M., University of Chicago

A.M., Stanford University

Ph.D., Stanford University



Kath Weston’s (Ph.D., Stanford University) current work focuses on political economy, political ecology and environmental issues, historical anthropology, and science studies.  She has also published widely on kinship, gender, and sexuality.  Before coming to the University of Virginia, she taught at Harvard University and Arizona State University.  She has also served as a Visiting Professor at Cambridge University, the University of Tokyo, Brandeis University, Wellesley College, and Olin College.  Dr. Weston has conducted fieldwork and archival research in North America, India, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.  She is a longtime member of the National Writers Union and the author of several books.

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Associate and Affiliate Faculty