Stanley Brandes

Stanley Brandes

Fellow: Awarded 2008
Field of Study: Anthropology and Cultural Studies

Competition: US & Canada

Education: University of California, Berkeley

Stanley Brandes holds an A.B. degree in history from the University of Chicago (1964) and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley (1971). Since 1974 he has taught in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Throughout the 1990s he served as department chair. For over three decades, Stanley Brandes has been immersed in the study of European and Latin American ethnography and folklore. His work has focused on peoples of Spain and Latin America, in both rural and urban settings. He is the author of numerous scholarly publications, including Metaphors of Masculinity (1980), Forty: the Age and the Symbol (1985), Power and Persuasion (1988), and, most recently, Staying Sober in Mexico City (2002) and Skulls to the Living, Bread to the Dead: The Day of the Dead in Mexico and Beyond (2006). As a Guggenheim Fellow, he is working on a study of animal-human relationships, particularly the place of pets in American family life.

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