Professor, Anthropology and History

Mary Hancock received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. She has held teaching and research appointments at the University of Texas, Austin, the University of Chicago, the School of American Research, Madras Institute of Development Studies, and, most recently, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.  She has received support for her research from the University of Pennsylvania, the American Institute of Indian Studies, Fulbright-Hays, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, and the University of California. In 1999 she was honored by the receipt of UCSB’s Plous Award, which is given annually to an assistant professor for their contributions to the intellectual and creative life of the campus. Since July 2001, she has been a member of the editorial team of the quarterly journal, Public Historian, serving as Review Editor (2001-2004) and as Co-Editor (2004-present).

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