Nancie L. Gonzalez is Professor Emerita of Anthropology, University of Maryland, College Park. She has studied family and household organization in Central America, the Caribbean, the American Southwest, in mainland China and in the West Bank of Israel, publishing extensively on her findings and interpretations. Her most well-known books are Sojourners of the Caribbean: Ethnogenesis and Ethnohistory of the Garifuna (University of Illinois, 1988); Black Carib Household Structure: A Study of. Migration and Modernization (University of Washington Press, 1969); and Dollar, Dove, and Eagle: One Hundred Years of Palestinian Migration to Honduras (University of Michigan 1993). She has also carried out extensive archival research on the family in colonial North America.


Areas of Interest

  • Social anthropology, urbanization, agricultural development, complex societies, conflict management, Latin America, Caribbean, Guatemala, and Middle East
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