Louise Lamphere is being honored with the Bronislaw Malinowski Award, presented by the Society for Applied Anthropology, on Friday, March 3—followed by a lecture she is delivering from 7-9:30 p.m. in the La Fonda Hotel Ballroom in Santa Fe.

The award recognizes the professional achievements of a senior scholar for a career in pursuit of solving human problems using the concepts and tools of the social sciences.

Lamphere is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emerita at The University of New Mexico and Past President of the American Anthropological Association.

Her first major publication was “Woman, Culture and Society.” She also coauthored a study of working women in Albuquerque entitled “Sunbelt Working Mothers: Reconciling Family and Factory” with Patricia Zavella, Felipe Gonzales and Peter Evans. 

More recently, Professor Lamphere has been conducting research on Medicaid Managed Care Reform and Behavioral Health Reform in New Mexico. She is particularly interested in the impact of privatization on Native American and Hispano health-care consumers and on women who work on the front-lines of health care delivery.