Anita Spring

University of Florida, Department of Anthropology | Professor EmeritaMember since 1966

My Biography

Dr. Spring’s areas of expertise are cultural anthropology (kinship and ritual); agricultural development and resource management; entrepreneurship Micro-to-Global; women/gender in international development; and China/Chinese in Africa. Having received a PhD in Socio-Cultural Anthropology at Cornell University, Dr. Spring’s work continues today conducting archaeological research at Fort Caroline and investigating China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Africa. Dr. Spring has served on the AAA Committee on Ethics as chair, as the president of the Association for Africanist Anthropology, and president of Culture and Agriculture. Dr. Spring’s first AAA Annual Meeting was in 1963.