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Anne Sutherland is a professor of anthropology at University of California at Riverside. She received her D.Phil. in social anthropology from Oxford University and has taught at Durham University in England for four years, at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN for 19 years and at Georgia State University for four years. She has conducted research on American Roma since 1968, on economic development and national identity in Belize since 1972 and recently on identity and culture in Texas. In all three cases, the focus of the work has been to understand how and why people create and maintain identity and culture.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: The Making of Belize: Globalization in the Margins (Bergin & Garvey, Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998); Gypsies, the Hidden Americans (Waveland Press, 1986); Caye Caulker: Economic Success in a Belizean Fishing Village (Westview Press, 1986); Face Values: Some Anthropological Themes, editor (BBC Publications, 1978). Articles on American Roma include "Complexities of U.S. Law and Gypsy Identity" in Gypsy Law: Romani Legal Traditions and Culture (Walter O. Weyrauch, editor, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001:231-242) and "Gypsies, A People Apart" in Other People's Lives (BBC, 1981). She has appeared in documentaries on the Roma including "A Curse on the Gypsies" (PBS) and "The Genocide Factor" (PBS). Recent work includes "American Roma" in The Encyclopedia of Diaspora (2003) and "Roma of the United States and Europe" in Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology (Harvard University, Human Relations Area Files 2003). Sutherland's new book, The Robertsons, the Sutherlands, and the Making of Texas (Texas A&M Press, 2006), is an ethnographic history of the Texas identity and why it is so persistent that even George W. Bush chose to adopt it.