Caroline Brettell

(she/her) Distinguished Professor of AnthropologyMember since 1972

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My Biography

Caroline Brettell (BA, Yale University, 1971; MA, Brown University, 1972; PHD, Brown University, 1978) is an expert in Anthropology of Migration, Urban Anthropology, Anthropology of Gender- one of first people to look at the gendered dimensions of migration, anthropology and history, and anthropology and demography. Caroline has worked with Portuguese Migrant women in France, has studied historical demography and family history in Portugal, Portuguese in Canada, French-Canadian immigrants in Illinois (anthropological history), new immigrants in Dallas-Fort Worth, and civic engagement of immigrants. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a past president of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe, and is a past president of the Social Science History Association. Her first AAA annual meeting was as a graduate student in 1972.