GOTTLIEB, Alma. American, b. 1954. Genres: Anthropology/Ethnology, Autobiography/Memoirs. Career: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, adjunct instructor in sociology and anthropology, 1977-79; Virginia Union University, adjunct instructor, 1978; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, visiting assistant professor, 1983-85, assistant professor, 1985-91, associate professor, 1991-98, professor of anthropology, 1998-. Publications: Under the Kapok Tree: Identity and Difference in Beng Thought, 1992; (with P. Graham) Parallel Worlds: An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa (memoir), 1993; (with M.L. Murphy) Beng-English Dictionary, 1995. EDITOR & CONTRIBUTOR: (with T. Buckley) Blood Magic: The Anthropology of Menstruation, 1988; (with J. DeLoache) A World of Babies: Imagined Infant and Childcare Guides for Seven Societies, 2000. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals. Address: Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, U.S.A.