Semiotic anthropology. Historical anthropology. Material culture. Language and communications. Oceania. Middle Ages. United States. Written extensively on the semiotic theory of the American philosopher, C.S. Peirce.
Deals with the comparative semiotic analysis of material culture in three sites: megaliths on the Micronesian island of Palau (Belau), art and architecture in the European High Middle Ages, and advertising images in contemporary mass media.
University of Chicago, Ph.D.
University of Chicago, M.A.
Princeton University, B.A.
Awards and Honors
Mouton d'Or Prize for best 1997 publication in Semiotics (The Pragmatic Semiotics of Culture) (1997 - 1998)
AB Summa Cum Laude Independent Concentration in Anthropology Princeton University (1971)
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|ANTH||114b||Verbal Art and Cultural Performance|
|ANTH||121a||Crossing Cultural Boundaries|
|ANTH||126b||Symbol, Meaning, and Reality: Explorations in Cultural Semiotics|
|ANTH||201a||History of Anthropological Thought|
|ANTH||203b||Contemporary Anthropological Theory|
|GS||202b||Critical Global Issues|
|USEM||54a||Ideas of Equality, Systems of Inequality|