Fikes, Jay C(ourtney)

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FIKES, Jay C(ourtney)

FIKES, Jay C(ourtney). American, b. 1951. Genres: Anthropology/Ethnology, Social sciences, Theology/Religion. Career: Palomar Community College, San Marcos, CA, bilingual tutor in chemistry at Pala Indian Reservation, 1974; Allan Hancock Community College, Vandenberg Air Force Base Center, instructor in anthropology, 1975-76; Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ, land use planner, 1983; U.S. International University, Oceanside, CA, adjunct professor of anthropology, 1985; Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey, professor of social science research methods, 1985-87; freelance researcher and writer, 1988-89; Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM, adjunct professor of anthropology, 1989; Friends Committee on National Legislation, legislative secretary specializing in Native American issues, 1990; Smithsonian Institution, postdoctoral fellow in anthropology, 1991-93; consultant to filmmakers, 1992-93; Institute of Intercultural Issues, president, 1993-96; Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey, professor of anthropology, 1999-. Appeared in the documentary series Coming and Going, 1994; guest on radio talk shows. Publications: (with N. Nix) Step inside the Sacred Circle: Aboriginal American Animal Allegories, 1989; Carlos Castaneda: Academic Opportunism and the Psychedelic Sixties, 1993; Reuben Snake: Your Humble Serpent, 1996; Huichol Mythology, 2002; (with J. Gonzalez Mercado) The Man Who Ate Honey, 2003. Contributor to books. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals. Address: PO Box 517, Carlsbad, CA 92018-0517, U.S.A.