Handler, Richard 1950–

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Handler, Richard 1950–


Born May 17, 1950, in Indiana, PA; son of Earl (an attorney and judge) and Phoebe (a piano teacher) Handler; married Wendy Zomparelli (a media consultant), March 3, 2007; children: Molly Rose, Louis Cole, Jacob LaViolette. Education: Columbia University, B.A., 1972; University of Chicago, M.A., Ph.D., 1979.


Home—Charlottesville, VA. Office—University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400133, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4133. E-mail—[email protected].


Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL, assistant professor, 1980-86; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, professor and associate dean, 1986—.


Nationalism and the Politics of Culture in Quebec, University of Wisconsin Press (Madison, WI), 1988.

(With Daniel Segal) Jane Austen and the Fiction of Culture: An Essay on the Narration of Social Realities, University of Arizona Press (Tucson, AZ), 1990, updated edition, Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham, MD), 1999.

(Editor and author of introduction) David Murray Schneider, Schneider on Schneider: The Conversion of the Jews and Other Anthropological Stories, Duke University Press (Durham, NC), 1995.

(With Eric Gable) The New History in an Old Museum: Creating the Past at Colonial Williamsburg, Duke University Press (Durham, NC), 1997.

(Editor) Excluded Ancestors, Inventible Traditions: Essays toward a More Inclusive History of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin Press (Madison, WI), 2000.

(Editor) Significant Others: Interpersonal and Professional Commitments in Anthropology, University of Wisconsin Press (Madison, WI), 2004.

Critics against Culture: Anthropological Observers of Mass Society, University of Wisconsin Press (Madison, WI), 2005.

(Editor) Central Sites, Peripheral Visions: Cultural and Institutional Crossings in the History of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin Press (Madison, WI), 2006.

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