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Bunny McBride
Adjunct Lecturer of Cultural Anthropology

Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
204 Waters Hall, Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506


Email: bmcb@ksu.edu

A writer with a Masters in Anthropology (Columbia University, 1980), Bunny McBride writes often on cultural survival and wildlife conservation themes. She is the author of Women of the Dawn (Friends of American Writers Literary Award winner, University of Nebraska Press, 1999), Molly Spotted Elk: A Penobscot in Paris (University of Oklahoma Press, 1995), and Our Lives in Our Hands: Micmac Indian Basketmakers (Tilbury House and Nimbus, 1990). Working in close collaboration with Native American communities, she curated museum exhibits based on these books. (See review in American Anthropologist 106(1) March 2004, pp161-64: “Interpreting Wabanaki Women’s History” by Marilyn Norcini.)

She is also co-author of The National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife (Knopf, 1995) and three major introductory textbooks: Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge and Evolution and Prehistory: The Human Challenge, and a combined volume Anthropology: The Human Challenge (Wadsworth, 2004). The Essence of Anthropology, an abridged edition of Anthropology, is forthcoming.

From 1978-88 McBride wrote regularly for The Christian Science Monitor, publishing nearly 100 articles in that international newspaper from far-flung points around the globe. She has contributed to many other papers and magazines and has chapters in a dozen books, including Sifters: Native American Women's Lives (T. Perdue, ed., Oxford University Press 2001), Reading Beyond Words (J.S.H. Brown & E.Vibert, eds., Broadview Press 2003), and Northeastern Indian Lives 1632-1816 (R.S. Grumet, ed., University of Massachusetts Press, 1996).

McBride has been an adjunct lecturer of anthropology at Kansas State University since 1996, and from 1981-2002 taught as a regular visiting lecturer of anthropology at Principia College in Illinois. She has also taught at the Salt Institute for Documentary Field Studies in Portland, Maine.

From 1981-1991 McBride and her husband, Dutch anthropologist Harald Prins (KSU professor), did historical research and community development work for the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians in Maine-resulting in legislation by US Congress granting the band federal recognition and funds to buy back aboriginal land. In 1999 the Maine state legislature gave McBride a special commendation for her research and writing on the history of Native women in the state-an honor initiated by tribal representatives in the legislature.

Currently McBride serves as co-principal investigator for a National Parks Service ethnographic research project, oral history advisor for the Kansas Humanities Council, and board member of the Women's World Summit Foundation, based in Geneva, Switzerland.

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