Mukhopadhyay, Carol C

Mukhopadhyay, Carol C

Emeritus Faculty, Anthropology





  • Doctor of Philosophy, Anthropology, Univ of California, Riverside, USA 1980
  • Masters Degree, Anthropology, CSU-Los Angeles, California, USA, 1972
  • Secondary Teaching Credential, Univ Of Cal-Berkeley, California, USA, 1965
  • Bachelors Degree, History, Univ Of Cal-Berkeley, California, U SA 1964


Dr. Mukhopadhyay is a cultural anthropolgist whose specialties are gender, family, sexuality, race,  multicultural education, culture-cognition,  ethnographic decision-modeling, theory and methodology. Her research has focused on gendered activities, in households, politics, and particularly in science & engineering (STEM). 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. 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:

The Cultural Context of Gendered Science: India.  2022. In  The Palgrave Handbook of Women and Science since 1660

Gender and Sexuality(with T. Blumenfield).  2nd Edition 2020. In Perspectives: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Caucasian. 2020. In Goodman, Moses, Jones. RACE. 2nd edition.

Family Matters: Understanding Educational Choice  and Gendered Science in India. 2019. In Ullrich, H. The Impact of Education in South Asia.

Genderand the 2016 Election2017. Social Justice.  Edition on 2016 Presidential Election.

How Real is Race? A Sourcebook on Race, Culture, and Biology, with Rosemary Henze and Yolanda T. Moses, SECOND EDITION, 2014, Rowman and Littlefield.

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

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 is continuing her professional research, publishing, and consulting activities as well as engaging in her favorite hobbies [especially chamber music!] and  travel with her spouse.