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Janice E. Stockard is a cultural anthropologist with extensive experience teaching and writing for
college undergraduates. She received all of her training in anthropology at Stanford University, where
she earned her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. Dr. Stockard is currently Series Editor for the Case Studies in
Cultural Anthropology, and is co-authoring a new college textbook in cultural anthropology. Among
the books she has edited and authored is Daughters of the Canton Delta: Marriage Patterns and
Economic Strategies in South China, 1860-1930, based on the extensive anthropological research that
she conducted in China. Dr. Stockard’s teaching career spans almost twenty years. She has taught at
a variety of college venues, including large research universities and small liberal arts colleges. (http:/
/ In addition to introductory anthropology courses, Dr. Stockard’s teaching
specialties include classes that focus on cross-cultural issues in family, marriage, and gender, as well as
courses that explore the relationship between technology and cultural change. She serves on the Social
Science Advisory Board at the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT).