Faculty Profile

Dr. Judy Brink

jbrink@lhup.edu | 144 Akeley, Lock Haven, PA 17745 | (570) 484-2297

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Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh

M.A., Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh

B.S. Ed., Social Science, Iniana University of Pennsylvania

Courses Most Commonly Taught: Cultural Anthropology, Introduction to Anthropology, Anthropology of Latin America, Anthropology of Women, Cultures of North American Indians

Courses Developed: Anthropology of Women, Anthropology of the Middle East, Anthropology of Latin America

Programs Developed: Anthropology Minor

Research Areas: Women’s Status in the Middle East, Women and Religious Fundamentalism, Ethnicity and Religion in Mexico

Books Published: 

Mixed Blessings: Gender and Religious Fundamentalism Cross Culturally, Judy Brink and Joan Mencher, eds.  New York: Routledge, 1996. 

Readings for Anthropology of Women, Judy Brink ed., Deer Park, NY: Linus Publications, 2007. 

“Changing Child Rearing Practices in an Egyptian Village”, in Childhood in the Muslim Middle East, Elizabeth Fernea, ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995. 

Articles Published:

“Changing Extended Family Relationships in an Egyptian Village”, Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development, ed. Jack Rollwagen, 16( 2) 1987.

“The Effect of Emigration of Husbands on the Status of Their Wives: An Egyptian Case”, International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 23, 1991. 

“Economic and Social Change in a Village in Giza”, Cairo Papers in Social Science, Nicholas Hopkins, ed., 14( 4) 1991.

 “The Effect of Infant Rearing Practices on the Personalities of Children in Egypt”. Pre- and Perinatal Psychology Journal, 8(4) 1994. 

“The Effect of Employment and Education on the Status of Peasant Wives in Egypt.” Research in Economic Anthropology, 1998.

Areas of Expertise: Women; Middle East; Latin America; North American Indians; Religion; Economic Anthropology