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Pamela K. Stone

Director of Culture, Brain and Development Program

Pamela K. Stone, director of the FPR-HC Culture, Brain, and Development Program, received her B.A. from Hampshire College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Anthropology. She has worked at the Smithsonian Museum and the American Museum of Natural History, as well as teaching at Western Michigan University and the University of Massachusetts.

Pamela's research focuses on the intersection of science and culture particularly exploring life and death to understand how biology is negotiated by culture at birth, and how life histories are explored through biology in death. The main focus of her research is on women’s health in the past and present, across the globe. Her goals are to illuminate patterns of morbidity and mortality for women through biological, cultural, and ethnographic information, and use these data to understand women’s lives beyond their maternal roles through time and space.

Her research has taken her all over the globe, but she is particularly interested in the American Southwest, Southwest Asia (Arabian Peninsula), Europe, Australia, and New England.

Culture, Brain and Development Program (CBD)
School of Critical Social Inquiry

Recent and Upcoming Courses
CSI-0279: Death from Childbirth? Millennial Development Goals and Exploring the Role of Health Disparities and Childbirth in Understanding Global Female Health (Spring 2014)
CSI-0162: Bodies, Guts, and Bones: Biocultural Approaches to Diet and Nutrition (Fall 2013)
NS-0272: Anthropology of Reproduction (Spring 2013)
NS-0123: Human Biological Variation (Spring 2013)


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Pam Stone
Director of Culture, Brain and Development Program
Franklin Patterson Hall 229
Mail Code FPH
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

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