March, Kathryn S. 1949–
March, Kathryn S. 1949–
PERSONAL: Born May 17, 1949, in Madison, WI; daughter of James G. (a professor) and Jayne (a homemaker; maiden name, Dohr) March; married David H. Holmberg (a professor), July 11, 1984; children: Mohan L., Christopher, Maya. Ethnicity: "Euro-American." Education: Stanford University, A.B., 1971; University of Washington, Seattle, graduate study, 1971–73; Cornell University, Ph.D., 1979.
CAREER: Writer, anthropologist, and educator. University of Washington, Seattle, lecturer in general and interdisciplinary studies, 1972; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, lecturer, 1978–79, Mellon postdoctoral fellow, 1979–81, assistant professor, 1981–91, associate professor, 1991–2004, professor of anthropology, feminist studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, and Asian studies, 2004–, Society for the Humanities faculty fellow, 1992, member of governing board, Cornell International Institute for Food and Agricultural Development, 1994–, and chair of faculty board of Cornell-Nepal Joint Study Program. Tribhuvan University, visiting lecturer at Padma Kanya College, 1997, Fulbright lecturer and research scholar, 2005. Conducted extensive field research among the Tamang people of Nepal, beginning 1975; consultant to government of Nepal. Sociology and Anthropology Society of Nepal, member of editorial board, 2004–. Educate the Children, member of executive board, 1991–94; Tompkins Girls Hockey Association, board member, 20021–; Ice Hockey Big Sister Program, founder and member, 2002–.
MEMBER: American Anthropological Association, American Ethnological Society, Association for Feminist Anthropology, Association for Asian Studies (member of executive board and chair of South Asia Council, both 1990–92), Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (member of executive council, 2000–), National Council for Research on Women, Nepal Studies Association (member of executive board, 1981–90).
AWARDS, HONORS: Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities, 1984–85; fellow of Mary Ingra-ham Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College, 1984–86; grants from Consortium for Language Training and Learning, 1988–90, and South Asia Council, 1990; Fulbright senior fellow in Nepal, 1993–94; recognition award, Mhendomaya Yuwa Samaj, Nepal, 2003.
(With Rachelle Taqqu) Women's Informal Associations in Developing Countries: Catalysts for Change?, Westview Press (Boulder, CO), 1985.
(With David Holmberg, Bhim Bahadur Tamang, and Surya Man Tamang) Mutual Regards: America and Nepal Seen through Each Other's Eyes, Jeevan Support Press (Kathmandu, Nepal), 1994.
"If Each Comes Halfway:" Meeting Tamang Women in Nepal, Cornell University Press (Ithaca, NY), 2002.
Contributor to books, including Food and Gender: Identity and Power, edited by C. Counihan and S. Kaplan, Gordon & Breach (New York, NY), 1998; Selves in Time and Place: Identities, Experience, and History in Nepal, edited by D. Skinner, A. Pach, and D. Holland, Rowman & Littlefield (Boulder, CO), 1998; Local Knowledges, Local Practices: Cultures of Writing at Cornell, edited by J. Munroe, University of Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 2002; and Songs, Stories, Lives: Gendered Dialogues and Cultural Critiques, edited by G. Raheja, Kali for Women Press (New Delhi, India), 2003. Contributor to periodicals, including Studies in Nepali History and Society, Oral Tradition: South Asian Women's Oral Narratives, Food and Foodways, and American Anthropologist. Coeditor, Himalayan Research Bulletin, 1981–87.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Gender and Geld, Textile and Tribute, on the ethno-historical transformation of Tamang gender and society in Nepal, 1700–1950.