Mike Burton

Michael L. Burton is a Professor of Anthropology within the School of Social Sciences at UCI. In 1964, he earned his B.A. in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his Ph.D in Anthropology from Stanford University in 1968. Professor Burton’s research interests are in the fields of economic and social anthropology, with an emphasis on family and households. His past research topics have included causes and consequences of the sexual division of labor, Maasai concepts of gender and social identity, and Navajo attitudes toward social change. Burton has received academic distinctions, receiving the Stirling Award from the Society of Psychological Anthropology.

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