Low, Setha M.

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LOW, Setha M.

LOW, Setha M. American, b. 1948. Genres: Cultural/Ethnic topics. Career: San Francisco State College (now University), San Francisco, CA, instructor in anthropology, 1971; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, assistant professor, 1976-82, associate professor of landscape architecture and regional planning, anthropology, and city planning, 1982-88, associate faculty of Center for the Study of Aging, 1982-87, and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, 1984-87; Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, NYC, professor of environmental psychology and anthropology, 1987-, director of Public Space Research Group, 1988-. Universidad de Costa Rica, honorary professor, 1986-87; York University, Toronto, Ontario, visiting professor, 1991; University of Pennsylvania, visiting lecturer, 1992-95; New York University, visiting professor, 1995; speaker at Yale University and Columbia University. Conducted anthropological field work in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Japan, Spain, Mexico, France, Cuba, Venezuela, and the United States; consultant. Publications: Culture, Politics, and Medicine in Costa Rica, 1985; (with F. Johnston) Children of the Urban Poor: The Sociocultural Environment of Growth, Development, and Malnutrition in Guatemala City, 1995. EDITOR: (with E. Chambers) Housing, Culture, and Design: A Comparative Perspective, 1989; (with D. David) Gender, Health, and Illness: The Case of Nerves, 1989; (with I. Altman) Place Attachment, 1992. Contributor to books. Contributor of articles and reviews to scholarly journals. Address: Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 33 West 42nd St., New York, NY 10036, U.S.A.