Beach, Hugh

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BEACH, Hugh. American, b. 1949. Genres: Cultural/Ethnic topics. Career: Researcher for Swedish National Immigration Board and National Labor Market Board, 1981; Uppsala University, Sweden, research assistant in cultural anthropology, 1981-84, lecturer, 1984-90, associate professor of cultural anthropology, 1990-2001; professor, 2001-, departmental dean, 1985-86, founder and leader of Minority Interest Group, 1985-90. Umeaa University, researcher at Center for Arctic Cultural Research, 1987-90. Minority Rights Group, member of board of directors of Swedish branch, 1985-, chairperson, 1989-91. Conducted field studies at a Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona, 1969; in Hong Kong, Bali, Sri Lanka, India, Kenya, and Tanzania, 1971-72, in Swedish Lapland, 1973-77, in Kotzebue, AK, 1982-83, in Sovkhoz Topolini, Yakutia, 1984, in Mogadishu, Somalia, 1986, to regions in Swedish Lapland affected by contamination from the Chernobyl disaster in Russia, 1987-, and among the Saami reindeer herders of the Kola Peninsula, Lovozero, 1991. Publications: Reindeer-Herd Management in Transition: The Case of Tuorpon Saameby in Northern Sweden, 1981; A New Wave on a Northern Shore: The Indochinese Refugees in Sweden, 1982; Gaest hos samerna, 1988; A Year in Lapland: Guest of the Reindeer Herders, 1993; The Saami of Lapland, 1994. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor to books and periodicals. Address: Department of Cultural Anthropology, Uppsala University, Traedgaardsgatan 18, 75309 Uppsala, Sweden. Online address: [email protected]