Lawrence, Elizabeth Atwood 1929-

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LAWRENCE, Elizabeth Atwood 1929-

PERSONAL: Born October 1, 1929, in Boston, MA; daughter of Warren G. (a physician) and Leila M. (a homemaker) Atwood; married Robert P. Lawrence (a minister), June, 1957; children: Priscilla Ann, Mark Atwood. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Mount Holyoke College, B.A. (English), 1951; University of Pennsylvania, V.M.D., 1956; Brown University, Ph.D. (cultural anthropology), 1979. Religion: Protestant. Hobbies and other interests: Birdwatching, nature study, English literature, "with a specialty in English Romantic poetry (Keats, Shelley, Wordsworth)," eco-literature.

ADDRESSES: Home and offıce—435 Old Harbor Rd., Westport, MA 02790.

CAREER: Practiced veterinary medicine in Westport, MA, 1960-74; Tufts University, Medford, MA, professor of environmental and population health at School of Veterinary Medicine, 1981-2000. Lecturer on conservation and human-animal interactions.

MEMBER: International Society of Anthrozoology, American Anthropological Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, Association for Women Veterinarians, Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, American Veterinary Medical History Society.

AWARDS, HONORS: Named woman veterinarian of the year, Association for Women Veterinarians; International Distinguished Scholar Award, International Association of Human-Animal Interactions Organizations.


Rodeo: An Anthropologist Looks at the Wild and theTame, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 1984.

Hoofbeats and Society: Studies of Human-Horse Interactions, Indiana University Press (Bloomington, IN), 1985.

His Very Silence Speaks: Comanche—the Horse WhoSurvived Custer's Last Stand, Wayne State University Press (Detroit, MI), 1989.

(With Gerald Lang and Lee Marks) The Horse:Photographic Images, 1839 to the Present, Harry N. Abrams (New York, NY), 1991.

Hunting the Wren: Transformation of Bird to Symbol, University of Tennessee Press (Knoxville, TN), 1997.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A work on "symbolic views of animals and nature and the ways these affect human interactions with animals and nature."

SIDELIGHTS: Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence told CA: "My motivation is to analyze and shed light on the human relationship to nature and animals, with the hope that, if these relationships are understood, they may become less destructive."



Journal of Popular Culture, summer, 2001, Ray Browne, review of Hunting the Wren: Transformation of Bird to Symbol, p. 239.

Publishers Weekly, October 18, 1991, review of TheHorse: Photographic Images, 1839 to the Present, p. 48.

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