Associate Professor of Anthropology at Boston University. Her publications include Family and Farm in Southern Cameroon (1984), Feeding African Cities. Studies in Regional Social History (1987) and articles on households and the division of labour.
Holds a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology and the Institute for International Development at Harvard University. Her recent publications include ‘Struggles over Water, Struggles over Meaning: Cattle Water and the State in Southern Africa’, Africa (1984); and ‘Household Management in Botswana: Cattle, Crops and Wage Labor’, in Moock(1986).