Mischa Penn

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Educational Background & Specialties


  • development of culture theory
  • history of anthropology
  • intersection of philosophy and anthropology
Courses Taught
  • Anth 3045 - Religion and Culture
  • Anth 4023W - Culture Theory
  • Anth 4071 - Race and Culture
  • Anth 4980 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology: Culture Theory - Advanced
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Graduate Committee, Department of Anthropology, University of Minnesota:
  • Review of 'Individualism and the Unity of Science: Essays on Reduction, Explanation, and the Social Sciences,' Harold Kincaid, 1997. Penn, Mischa, S. Gudeman, 2000.
  • The Mere Notion of a Model. Penn, Mischa, R. Aris, 1995.
  • Chorology and landscape: An internalist reading of the morphology of Landscape. Penn, Mischa, F. Lukermann, 1994.
  • Chambri Mysticism and Sepik Regional Exchange: A Critique of Errington and Gewirtz. Penn, Mischa, D. Lipset, Oceania, 1990.
  • College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award, University of Minnesota, 1970
  • Member, Professors' Hall of Fame, 1996
  • Morse Distinguished Teaching Professor of Social Science, 1996
  • Morse Amoco Award, 1975
  • Academy of Distinguished Teachers, 1999