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About Bill Stein

Born in Buffalo, NY, October 9, 1921.  A.B, University of Buffalo, 1949; Ph.D., Cornell University, 1955.  Worked in various universities but the longest was at State University of New York at Buffalo (1965-94).  Currently Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, Texas Tech University.

Served in U.S. Army, 1941-45, overseas in North Africa and Italy.  Interest in anthropology developed while I was in South Pacific as a sailor on a 70-foot ketch in 1939.  Interest in Peru developed when I was assigned, as a Teaching Assistant, to Professor Allan R. Holmberg, as a freshman graduate student in 1949. Holmberg helped me get grants to do ethnography in Peru, 1951-52.  Hualcan, the community I lived in then, was the substance of my dissertation which got me certification to work as an anthropologist.  It put a roof over my head, food in my and my family's mouths, clothes on our backs.  If it hadn't been for the Hualcainos, I'd be in prison or on welfare.  I owe them my life.

Peruvian research includes the Andean communities of Hualcán and Vicos, the exercise of psychiatry in Peru, and the life and ideas of José Carlos Mariátegui, a very influential Peruvian intellectual of the 1920s.

Books by William W. Stein (U. S. Library of Congress Online Catalog)

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