Publications & Presentations

Mukhopadhyay, Carol C

Publications & Presentations


2009. 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.

2008. 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. "Cultural Racism.". Mukhopadhyay, Carol C. and Peter Chua. Encyclopedia of Race and Racism.  Ed. John Hartwell Moore. Vol. 1. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA,  377-383. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Gale. Public Trial Site. 10 Jan. 2008  

2007. Experiencing Stratification: Starpower. In, Rice, Patricia and David McCurdy, ed., Strategies in Teaching Anthropology, 5th Edition.  Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall/Pearson Education. 

2007. Mukhopadhyay, Carol C. Will We Drop the Ball Again On Race? General Anthropology, Vol.14, No.2.  Dec. 2007.

2007.  Mukhopadhyay, Carol C., Rosemary Henze, and Yolanda T. Moses. How Real Is Race? A Sourcebook on Race, Culture and Biology.    Lanham,Md: Rowman & Littlefield Education. 

2006. Mukhopadhyay, Carol C. The Hug: Transforming Nature into Culture.  In Rice, Patricia and David Mc Curdy, ed. Strategies in Teaching Anthropology. 4th Edition.  Pp. 162-165. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.

2005. Mukhopadhyay, Carol.  The Scientific Gender Gap Should be Understood Comparatively.  Anthropology Newsletter, Vol 46, No.3. p.4-5.

2004. Mukhopadhyay, Carol C. A Feminist Cognitive Anthropology: The Case of Women and Mathematics. Ethos Vol. 32, Number 4: 458-492. 

2004. Mukhopadhyay, Carol C.  Culture as Knowledge: Do We See Reality or Reality Filtered Through Culture?” in Rice, Patricia and David McCurdy, eds. Strategies in Teaching Anthropology, 3rd. Edition. Pp. 160-166. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

2004. “How Exportable are Western Theories of Gendered Science? A Cautionary Word”. Conference Proceedings, Women in Science: Is the Glass Ceiling Disappearing?” NISTAD (National Institute of Science, Technology and Development, New Delhi, India).   Expanded version, including this paper, will be in a forthcoming Sage Publication.  Also prepared: “Preliminary Summary of Conference Themes and Potential Policy Recommendations”.

2003, 2004. Mukhopadhyay, Carol and Rosemary Henze.  How Real Is Race?  Using Anthropology to Make Sense of Human Diversity.  Phi Delta Kappan 84(9):669-678.   Reprinted in:  Schultz, Fred, ed.  2004.  Annual Editions: Multicultural Education 04/05. Guilford, Conn: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.  Pp.96-103. Reprinted in: Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education [online], 6(2), 50 paragraphs .  Available [and accessed Jan 2005]:

1998. Moving the Discussion from Race to Racism. Anthropology Newsletter 39(3): 28.

1997. Re-establishing “Race” in Anthropological Discourse. American Anthropologist 99(3)):517-533. Primary author. Co-author: Yolanda T. Moses.

1997. Review  of SunbeltWorking Mothers: Reconciling Family  and  Factories, Louise  Lamphere,  Patricia  Zavella.  Cornell University  Press.  American Ethnologist24:234-235.

1996. Using  Anthropological  Perspectives to Overcome  Cultural  Bias.   In Kottak, Conrad, Jane White, Richard Furlow and Patricia Rice, eds. The Teaching  of  Anthropology:  Problems, Issues,  and  Decisions.   Mayfield Publishing. pp. 89-102.. Co-author: Yolanda T. Moses.

1996. The  Cultural Context of Gendered Science: A theoretical model  derived from  studies in India. GATES 3(1): p.11-18note:  an  international journal "promoting greater access to technology, engineering and science. Deakin University,Victoria,Australia).

1996. The  Cultural  Context  of Gendered Science: An Indian  Case  Study.  Proceedings.  8th International Conference on Gender, Science,Technology [GASAT].  Towards  Sustainable Development:   Achieving  the  4E's: Education, Employment, Equality, Empowerment. Vol.I: pp. 286-304. SATWAC: Ahmedabad,India.

1996. Review of Family, Kinship and Marriage in India, Patricia Uberoi,  ed. American Ethnologist 22:642.

1995. Whither  Our  Subjects  --and Ourselves: A Comparative  Study  of  the Underrepresentation of Women in Science and Mathematics. Anthropology Newsletter36(1):32-33. 1995.

1994. Multicultural  Education:  Anthropological  Perspectives.  with Y. Moses. In  Husen, Torsten & T. Neville Postlethwaite, eds. The International  Encyclopedia  of Education. Vol.4. Pergamon Press. pp. 3971-3974.

1994. Mukhopadhyay, Carol C. and Susan Seymor, ed. Women, Education and Family Structure inIndia. Boulder: Westview Press.

1994. "Introduction and Theoretical Overview". With Susan Seymour. In Mukhopadhyay  and  Seymour, Ed. Women, Education and  Family  Structure  inIndia. pp. 1-34. Westview Press.

1994. "Family  Structure  and Indian Women's Participation  in  Science  and Engineering. In Mukhopadhyay and Seymour, ed. pp. 103-133.

1993. "Communities  Within  Community".   Co-author:  Dolores  Escobar.   In Teachers  and  Teacher  Education: Essays on  the  National  Education Goals, ed. Marilyn J. Gay. ERIC Monograph: AACTE.  .

1988. "Anthropological Studies of the Status of Women Revisited: l977-l987". Annual Review of Anthropology 17:461-95. With Patricia Higgins.

"Anthropology and Multicultural Education". Practicing Anthropology 8(3-4):27-28, l986.

"Review  of Gulati: Fisherwomen on the KeralaCoast", Anthropology  of Work Review 7(4), l986.

Integrating  Multicultural Perspectives into Teacher  Preparation:   A Curriculum Resource Guide.  Co-author, H. Hernandez. CSU Chico, 1985.

"Persistence,  Performance and Academic Decision-Making of Women  Computer Science Majors atCaliforniaStateUniversity,Chico:  A Preliminary Report", Discussion Paper Series 84-9,  School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, CSU Chico. l984.

"Testing a Decision Model of the Sexual Division of  Labor."  Human Organization VXIII(3):227-242. l984.

"Urbanization,  Modernization and Indian Politics."  Co-author:Suresht Bald. In  Main Currents in Indian Sociology, no. 6. 1983.

"What is an Egalitarian Family:  Reflections from a Los Angeles Hospital." ERIC Document ED 228 125. Abstracted: Resources  in  Education, August l983.

"Sati  or  Shakti:  Women, Culture and Politics inIndia."  In Jean O'Barr,  ed.  Perspectives on Power:  Women inAsia,Africa  andLatin America , pp.11-26, Durham: Center for International  Studies, DukeUniversity, l982.

"Women,  Politics and Development:  The Indian Case." In   Women and Politics in  20th CenturyAfricaandAsia.  Studies  in  Third  World Societies, Publication #l6, 9l-122, l98l. Co-Author: Suresht Bald.

"The  Function  of Romantic Love:  A Re-appraisal  of  the  Coppinger-Rosenblatt Study."  Behavior Science Research XIV(l):57-63. l979.

Ph.D Dissertation. The Sexual Division of Labor in the Family: A Decision-making Approach. UniversityofCalifornia,Riverside,1980.

"Food  Sharing and Sexual Differentiation in  Subsistence  Activities:  Some  New  Data and Questions."  California  Anthropologist  IX(2):48-64,l979.

"On  Abigail  J. Stewart and David G. Winter's 'The Nature  of  Female Suppression'". Co-author: Suresht Bald. SignsIII(4):939-942, l977.

"Current Foodways of Asian Indians In Los Angeles". M.A. Thesis, CaliforniaStateUniversity,Los Angeles.  December l97l.


2009. Primary Organizer of Panel: Gender and Politics from a Feminist Anthropological Perspective. American Anthropological Association Meetings. Nov. 2009, San Francisco.

2009. Sati or Shakti: An Update in Light of ContemporaryU.S.Presidential Politics.   Paper presented at American Anthropological Association Meetings, November 2009, San Francisco.

2007. RACE: A Teacher’s Guide for High School., Prepared by: J.Jones, M.M. Overbey, A. Goodman, C. Mukhopadhyay, Y. Moses, and A. Beckrich.  American Anthropological Association.  On RACE project website:

·       Mukhopadhyay: Introduction to Part 2 & 3; and several lesson plans.

2007:   "Gender, Family, Schooling Linkages in India: The Case of Science".  Manuscript being revised for Comparative Education Review. 

2004. Invited Conference Participant and Presenter.  International Seminar on  “Women in science:  Is the glass ceiling disappearing?, organized by NISTADS, National Institute of Science and Technology Development Studies, Cosponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India; Indian Council of Social Science Research; and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum. March 8-10, 2004.  New Delhi, India. 

2004.  The Cultural Context of Gendered Science: Images of Science and Scientists.  Paper presented at annual meetings, Society for Cross-Cultural Research. San Jose, California.

2004. The Cultural Context of Gendered Science: the Case of India. 350 pp. Book-length manuscript presents findings from a long-term partially-NSF funded,  field research project on the scientific gender gap in India.  Manuscript analyzes survey and short narrative data from over 1500 pre-college students in four Indian cities to “test” an ethnographically based theory of girls’ science-related academic choices. Manuscript accessible:

2003. Chair and Discussant. Feminism, Militarism, and PeaceBuilding: Research and Theory on Women’s Responses to Collective Violence.  American Anthropological Association Meetings. 2003. Chicago

2001. "Gender, family, school linkages in India: the issue of dowry".  Paper for panel on Dowry in India.  Annual Meetings, Center for South Asian Studies.  Berkeley, CA. [28 pp.]

Co-Organizer with Seeta Pai,  Culture, Gender and Education: A Conversation Between Anthropology and Comparative Education.  Comparative and International Education Society [CIES] annual meetings.  Wash DC.  March 2001. 

"A Feminist Cognitive Anthropology: The Case of Women and Mathematics".  Presentation at invited workshop, Feminists Doing Psychological Anthropology year 2000, Stockholm, Sweden, May 1999.

"Anthropology at the Millennium". Keynote Speech.  Nineteenth Annual James C. Young Colloquium. Universityof California, Riverside. April 1999.

"Women's Education and the Changing Construction of Womanhood inIndia: Implications for Psychoanalytic Theorizing". Paper in Invited Symposium: Childhood and Society inIndia: Cultural Continuities and Demographic Change. Society for Cross-Cultural Research. Santa Fe, February 1999.

Co-organizer. “IF  RACE  DOESN’T EXIST....”: An International Conversation. Panel organized for International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences,Williamsburg, Virginia. August 1998. With Yolanda T. Moses

"Gender, Science, And Patrifocal  Family Systems." Paper presented at annual meetings, Society for Applied Anthropology. Puerto Rico, April 1998.

Co-organizer and Chair. Presidential-Sponsored Invited Session. “IF  RACE  DOESN’T EXIST....”: A CONVERSATION AMONG THE  SUBDISCIPLINES. Annual Meetings, American Anthropological Association. Nov. 1997.  With Yolanda T. Moses.

"Women's Educational Achievement in South Asian and American  Contexts."  Manuscript [36 pp..]

"Silicon Valley Cultures Sexuality Database: an Update". Paper  presented at  Southwestern  Anthropological  Association  Annual  Meetings.   San Francisco. April 1995.  With Kristin Beard, graduate student SJSU.

"Forging  New Family and Gender Systems in an American  Cultural  Context".   Organizer: panel for 1st Annual South Asian Women's  Conference.  Presented paper: "Patrifocal Family Systems and Women's Educational  Achievement in South Asian and American  Contexts".  Los Angeles.  October 1994.

Invited  Discussant.  Panel on Women, Education and Social  Change  inIndia.   Association  for Asian Studies Annual Meeting.   March  1994. Boston.

"Sex,  Students and Silicon Valley".  Paper  in SJSU Anthropology  Department Silicon Valley Cultures Panel.   Southwestern Anthropological Association Annual Meetings.  San Diego.  April 1993.

"Is Anthropology Still the Study of Man".  Invited paper for  American Anthropological  Association COSWA panel [Committee on the  Status  of Women  in Anthropology]. Annual Meetings of  American  Anthropological Association.San Francisco. November 1992.

"Heavy,  etc: An Extensionist Semantic View". Paper presented as  part of Organized Session on Semantics and Social Action, American  Anthropological Association (AAA) meetings, December 1990.

"Constructing a Social Context-Based Theory of the Sexual Division of Labor: An Indian Case Study".  Paper presented at 9th Annual James Young Symposium, U.C. Riverside, May 1990.

"Folk Accounts of the Sexual Division of Labor in Science and Engineering: A Comparison of Indiaand the U.S.". Paper presented at AAA annual meetings, 1989.

"Beyond  Babies and Brawn:  Rethinking the Sexual Division of  Labor". Article length manuscript. Presented at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,India. Centre for Theoretical Studies. 1989.

"What  is an egalitarian Couple:  Reflections from a Los  Angeles Hospital".   National  Women's  Studies  Association  Annual   Meetings, Humboldt, l982.

"Conceptual Models of Sex and Ethnicity in American Culture". Annual meetings, National Women's Studies Association, Storrs,Conn.l98l.

"Some Determinants of Female Political Participation in India:   A Factor  Analytic and Multiple Regression Approach." Co-author:   Suresht Bald.  Conference  on Political Economy and Society in  Asia, Berkeley, l977.


Final Report, NSF Grant # 9511725. Brief summary: January 1999.  Final Version July 2001.

"Bringing Anthropology Students into the 1990s: The Use of  Computers in Anthropology".  Teaching-oriented modules [on disk].  CSU Chico.  June 1991.

Final Grant Report: American Institute for Indian Studies. 1991. Gender in Science and Engineering in India.

" A Proposal for Implementing the Recommendations of the  Chancellor's Task Force Report on Representation of Women in Math/Science/Engineering". 39pp. Report for San Francisco State. l987.

"Chancellor's  Task Force Report on Representation of Women in  Mathematics,  Sciences  and  Engineering". Summer  1986.  CSU  Chancellor's Office.

"Final Report and Conference Summary:  Conference on Effective Teacher Preparation  for a Multicultural California." (Includes Multicultural  Competencies for Prospective Teachers). Editor and  co-author.1986

"Final Report:  Persistence, Performance and Academic Decision  Making of  Women  Computer Science Majors: CSUChico."   Faculty  Development Grant. 1985, 1986.

"Final  Report: Mainstreaming Cross-Cultural Perspectives  in  Teacher Training."  CSU  Chancellor's  Office  Academic  Program   Improvement Grants, l984, l985.


Albatross:   An  Experiment  in  Cross-Cultural  Understanding.   Live   demonstration  of this simulation. Scripted and narrated.  Fall  1990. CaliforniaSTateUniversity,Chico. TV studio. CD VERSION AVAILABLE

Using Simulations to Teach About Cultural Awareness: BaFa BaFa.   With Luisa Navejas and Adam Morgan. Scripted and narrated. CSUChico. 1987