Jana Fortier (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
submitted: Fri, 5 May 1995 14:12:14 -0500
Dr. Jana Fortier
Dept. of Anthropology
1180 Observatory Dr.
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706 USA
608-243-8149 (leave message)
Description of work:
Interests/Topical, Theoretical, & Areal Specialization: Sociology of
Development, Economic Change, Social Class Theory, Exchange Theory,
Ethnoscience & Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Economic anthropology, Asian
Highland Societies, Sociolinguistics, Marxian Anthropology, Feminist
Anthropology & Gender Studies.
Teaching experience/Interests: Taught Intro Anthropology courses
(Cultural, Archaeology, Physical), Women in Cross Cultural Perspective,
North American Indians, & mid-level Anthropological Theory & Ethnography
Languages: Nepali (Reading/speaking), Latin (reading), French (reading,
muttering), Spanish (reading), Hindi (muttering simple phrases & enjoying
Hindi films), English (native language).
Avocations: Modern Hindu art, immigrants in USA from South Asia (Tibet,
Nepal, India), changing work ethics in USA
Writing: Two books on 1) violence and our ethical environments; and 2)
teaching experiences; plus articles on these topics: 1) labor history in
nepal; 2) indigenous work strategies; 3) epistemology of knowledge; 4)
folklore or narratives by workers and landowners.
Future work (need collaborators!): research & writings about Therapeutic
Anthropology (using/applying anthropology in therapeutic