Associate Professor Emerita of Anthropology, College of Arts & Sciences
Sutti Ortiz studied at the University of London and received her Ph.D. from the London School of Economics in 1963. She has carried out several periods of fieldwork in Colombia, and studied labour markets in Colombian coffee production. She is the author of Uncertainties in Peasant Farming (1973), and of numerous articles on themes in economic anthropology and development, agrarian change, peasant sociopolitical organization and decision making, and rural labour markets. Sutti Ortiz is former president of the Society for Economic Anthropology, and editor of the proceedings of its first conference, Economic Anthropology: Topics and Theories (1983). With Susan Lees, she has also edited the proceedings of the Society’s decennial conference, Economy as Process (1992).