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Anthropology and Museum Studies

College of the Sciences

Loran Cutsinger

Loran Cutsinger

B.A. Linguistics, University of Michigan, 1976
M.A. Anthropology/Archaeology, Washington State University, 1984
Ph.D. Anthropology, Washington State University, 1990


Interests and Expertise

  • Economic/ecological anthropology, gender studies, cultural anthropology, Caribbean/Latin America, US, Russia, Middle East, Native Americans of the Northern Rockies.

Selected Publications

  • Cutsinger, L., M. Moran, and G. Estefanell. Survey of Traditional Marketing in Barbados: The Hawkers System. Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, Organization of American States, 1988.
  • Cutsinger, L., and S. Hackenberger, et al. Archaeological Survey and Research in Eastern Washington: An NEH Youth Project, Final Report. Pullman, Washington: Washington Archaeological Research Center, 1983.
  • Cutsinger, L., S. Hackenberger, and M. Stengel. "DELPHI Analysis of Proposed USFS Cultural Resource Research Program." Berkeley, California: University of California, Department of Anthropology and the USFS Experiment Station, 1981.

Works in Progress

  • "Coming Back to the Land: Small Farming in Barbados, West Indies."

Selected Presentations

  • Cutsinger, L., and L. Reinhardt. "Women in Job Training Programs in Rock County." Women in Poverty Conference, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, 1993.
  • "Farm-life in Barbados: Gender and Economic Changes in Food Production." Earthwatch Conference, Harvard Science Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 1992.
  • "It's Part of We: Gender and Class Identity of Hawkers in Barbados." 90th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Illinois, November 21-24, 1991.
  • "Women and the Informal Economy in Barbados, West Indies." Invited paper, Annual Women's Studies Meeting, University of Wisconsin, Madison, February 23-24, 1991.
  • "Small-Scale Marketing in Barbados, West Indies." Society for Economic Anthropology, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1988.

Special Knowledge & Skills

  • Languages: French, Russian, Hebrew.

Awards & Honors

  • Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Award, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, 1988.

Consultancies & Public Service

  • Grants Review Committee, University of Wisconsin System, Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Grants, spring 1994.
  • Organizer/Sponsor, Soviet Women Scholar's Exchange, in collaboration with University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Consortium, fall 1991.
  • University of Wisconsin Center - Rock County, Campus Committees: Design for Diversity, Academic Actions and Faculty Steering Committee, Faculty Evaluations Committee, 1989-1994.
  • Organizer/participant, Rock County Teaching Alliance, fall 1990.
  • Coordinator, 18th Century Merchant's House Preservation, Barbados Lions Club and the Barbados National Trust, 1986.

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