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Dr. Judy Brink,
Thomas Annex, Rm. 102
Office Hours for Spring 2009
10-11 Everyday and 2:00-3:00
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Introduction to Anthropology
Cultures of North American
Anthropology of Women
Anthropology of Latin America
Dr. Brink received her PhD and MA
in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985.
Dr. Brink conducted research in
Egypt during the summer of 1981, 1983-4 and the summer of
1990. She lived with a family in Abu Ruwash, a village in
Giza, and studied
the effect of education and
employment on the status of women, changes in the extended
family system due to wage labor, how women cope during long
absences of husbands who work abroad, changing child rearing
patterns and the effect on women of Islamic fundamentalism.
She has conducted extensive
research on the archeology and indigenous people of Mexico,
Guatemala, Peru and the Southwest United States. Since 1998
she has done field work in Oaxaca, Mexico on the
construction of Zapotec Indian identity, the saintís day
celebration, engagement and wedding customs and the Day of
the Dead in two villages in the central valley.
She lives with her husband, Terry
L. Brink, in Lock Haven, Pa.
While at Lock Haven Dr. Brink
has presented 11 papers at national conferences,
published 7 articles, three chapters in books and edited
Mixed Blessings: Gender and Religious Fundamentalism
The Effect of Emigration of
Husbands on the Status of Their Wives: An Egyptian Case.
International Journal of
Middle East Studies. Vol. 23, 1991.
The Effect of Employment and
Education on the Status of Peasant Wives in Egypt.
Research in Economic Anthropology, 1998.
Lost Rituals: Rural Sunni
Women in Egypt. in Mixed Blessings: Gender and
Religious Fundamentalism Cross Culturally, Judy
Brink and Joan Mencher, eds., New York: Routledge, 1996.