Barrik Van Winkle biography

Barrik Van Winkle

Anthropologist, Author


Who is Barrik Van Winkle?

Barrik Van Winkle is an American linguistic and legal anthropologist who has done research on the language and culture of the Washoe Nation and on gang violence in the U.S.

He received a B.A. from the University of Chicago, where he studied with Raymond D. Fogelson, and an M.A. from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he studied with Warren D'Azevedo and William Jacobsen.

His publications include Scott H. Decker and Barrik Van Winkle, Life in the Gang: Families, Friends, and Violence, which won an Outstanding Book Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Science. His articles on the Washoe are published in Social Analysis, Cultural Anthropology, and New Perspectives on Native North America: Cultures, Histories, and Representations.

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  • United States of America
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • Bachelor of Arts

on July 23, 2013


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