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Lambros Comitas

Professional Background

Educational Background

A.B., Ph.D., Columbia University

Scholarly Interests

Sociocultural change. Education in the developing world. Drugs and society. Caribbean. Latin America. Migration studies.

Selected Publications

The Complete Caribbeana 1900-1975: A Bibliographic Guide to the Scholarly Literature (4 vols, Kraus Thomson).

Ganja in Jamaica: A Medical Anthropological Study of Chronic Marihuana Use (Mouton).

West Indian Perspectives (4 vols, Anchor Press/Doubleday).

Interdisciplinary Research and Doctoral Training: A Study of the Link_ping University (Sweden).

Tema Departments (Swedish National Board of Universities and Colleges).

"Ethics in Anthropology: Dilemmas and Conundrums." (New York Academy of Sciences).

With Ithaca on My Mind: An Anthropologist's Journey (Teachers College).

"Ethnology: West Indies" (16 vols of Handbook of Latin American Studies).

ITSF 4902: Research Independent Study:International Transcultural

Research Independent Study:International Transcultural

ITSF 5012: Culture and society in the Caribbean

Detailed survey, utilizing contributions from theoretical approaches to anthropological research in the area. Emphasis on socioeconomics, community studies, and sociopolitical analyses.

ITSF 5020: Practicum in anthropological field techniques

For anthropologists and non-anthropologists contemplating independent, qualitative research, this course provides hands-on experience in techniques for generating, recording, and managing anthropological data in the field.

ITSF 5430: Internship

Permission required. Supervised experiences in diverse settings designed to develop skills in research, development, planning, and evaluation.

ITSF 5610: First-year colloquium in applied anthropology

Permission required. This is a year-long critical review of important works in anthropology and education and applied anthropology. During the spring semester, students present proposals for their summer fieldwork before the members of both programs. Required of, and open only to, first-year doctoral students. Meets concurrently with ITSF 5611 during the spring semester.

ITSF 6902: Studies in international and transcultural studies

ITSF 6910: Studies in anthropology and education

Advanced students may register for intensive individual study of some aspect of their concentration. Registration is only by permission of the instructor under whose guidance the work will be undertaken. Times for individual conferences will be arranged. Enrollment may be for 1 or more points each term, and registration is not limited to one or two terms.

ITSF 8900: Dissertation advisement in international and transcultural studies

Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.