Elizabeth Brumfiel

Anthropologist, Person

1945 –


Who is Elizabeth Brumfiel?

Elizabeth M. Brumfiel was an American archaeologist who taught at Northwestern University and Albion College. She had been a president of the American Anthropological Association.

Brumfiel conducted an archaeological project at the site of Xaltocan in Mexico starting in 1987. Before that, she participated with Richard Blanton at Monte Alban in Mexico and directed research at the Mexican sites of Xico and Huexotla.

Her publications focused on gender, political economy, and the relationship between these areas of scholarship. She also worked to show how archaeology, as an academic discipline, is connected to other fields of anthropology and to other disciplines such as gender studies and political science.

In 2006, conservative author David Horowitz listed her among America's 100 most dangerous professors because of her strong voice on social justice and human rights. She died at a Skokie, Illinois hospice in 2012.

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Mar 10, 1945
United States of America
  • United States of America
  • University of Michigan
Jun 10, 2023

on July 23, 2013


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