Professor Emerita, Anthropology
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Dr. Mukhopadhyay is a cultural anthropolgist whose teaching and research specialties are gender, family, sexuality, multicultural education, culture-cognition, and methodology. Her research has focused on gendered activities, in households, politics, and particularly in science & engineering. This has involved fieldwork in both the United States and India.
She also has 40 years experience teaching, doing research, consulting, and publishing in the area of race-gender-education-culture. Most recently, she served as a Key Advisor on the American Anthropological Association's public education project and traveling museum exhibit, RACE: Are We So Different?
Sample recent publications include:
How Exportable are Western Theories of Gendered Science? A Cautionary Word. In Neelam Kumar, ed. Women and Science in India: A Reader. Oxford University Press. Pp. 137-177. 2009.
Getting Rid of the Word “Caucasian”. In. Pollack, Mica, ed. Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School. NY:The New Press. Pp.12-16. 2008
How Real is Race? A Sourcebook on Race, Culture, and Biology, with Rosemary Henze and Yolanda T. Moses, 2007, Rowman & Littlefield, Education.
A Feminist Cognitive Anthropology: The Case of Women and Mathematics, Ethos (Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology), Special Issue on Feminist Psychological Anthropology, Dec. 2004
Dr. Mukhopadhyay retired from teaching at SJSU in January 2011 and now is Professor Emerita. She plans to continue her professional research, publishing, and consulting activities as well as having more time for her favorite hobbies [especially chamber music!] and for travel with her spouse.