Lee D. Baker, 2003–2004 | National Humanities Center

Lee D. Baker (NHC Fellow, 2003–04)

Project Title

Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture, 1892-1968

Duke University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2003–04

Lee D. Baker completed a draft of a book on the history of anthropology that explores the field’s participation in the racial politics of culture in the United States. He also published several articles and short pieces including “Affirmative Action and Anthropological Research,” Anthropology News, vol. 44, no. 7 (2003); “Franz Boas out of the Ivory Tower,” Anthropological Theory, vol. 4, no. 1 (2004); “A Model Approach for Studying Race: Provocative Theory, Sound Science, and Very Good History,” American Anthropologist, vol. 106, no. 1 (2004); and “Message from the President,” North American Dialogue, vol. 7, no. 1 (2004). His review of Delimiting Anthropology: Occasional Inquiries and Reflections, by George W. Stocking, Jr., appeared in the Journal of Anthropological Research, vol. 59 (2003).