Parker Shipton

Professor of Anthropology

  • Title Professor of Anthropology
  • Office 232 Bay State Road, 407
  • Phone 617-353-8904
  • Education PhD, Cambridge University
    M.Litt., Oxford University
    AB, Cornell University

Parker Shipton’s current and continuing research interests include economic, legal, and symbolic anthropology and the history of social studies. Topics of his research, teaching, and writing have included agriculture, food, and hunger; credit and debt; land rights, attachment, and belonging; kinship and fictive kinship; ritual and sequencing; human rights; and the human classification and treatment of other animals.


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