Micaela di Leonardo

Micaela di Leonardo teaches anthropology and gender studies at Northwestern University. Her most recent book is Exotics at Home: Anthropologies, Others, American Modernity (Chicago). She is now writing The View From Cavallaro's, an ethnographic study of political economy and public life in New Haven, Connecticut.

Letters Letters

MORE FUN THAN A BARREL OF... Princeton, NJ In an accurate review of Jonathan Marks's loosely argued What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee, Micaela di Leonardo ...

Aug 29, 2002 / Letters / Micaela di Leonardo, Peter Sacks, Peter Singer, and Rebecca Zwick

‘Murder by Public Policy’ ‘Murder by Public Policy’

I am writing this review in the midst of a Chicago heat wave, almost exactly seven years after the heat disaster that killed nearly 800 people in the city. The Chicago Tribune's m...

Aug 15, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Micaela di Leonardo

Too Much Monkey Business Too Much Monkey Business

I received the news of paleontologist and popular science writer Stephen Jay Gould's death, at age 60, in the week I was reading Jonathan Marks's new book on genetics, human evolu...

Jun 20, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Micaela di Leonardo

Margaret Mead vs. Tony Soprano Margaret Mead vs. Tony Soprano

Feminist anthropology fights for public voice in a new era.

May 3, 2001 / Books & the Arts / Micaela di Leonardo

Soul to Seoul Soul to Seoul

In our retrograde era, "the personal is political" might better be put "politics sure messes up progressive lives." This past December, just after the Supreme Court completed the...

Feb 1, 2001 / Books & the Arts / Micaela di Leonardo