Susan Parman, Curriculum Vitae
2008- Professor emeritus, California State University, Fullerton
2008 Director, London Semester
2006-2007 Vice President and Chairman of the Board, Human Relations
Area Files, Yale University
1998-2000 President, Society for the Anthropology of Europe
(American Anthropological Association)
1996 Director, London Semester
1996-2006 Chair, Department of Anthropology,
California State University, Fullerton
2005 Scottish Crofters (2nd edition). California: Wadsworth Publishers.
2004 (with Jacob Pandian) The Making of Anthropology: the Semiotics of Self and Other in the Western Tradition. New Delhi, India: Vedams.
2001 Ruya ve Kultur (Dream and Culture). Trans. into Turkish by Kemal Basci for the Ministry of Culture.
1998 (Editor) Europe in the Anthropological Imagination. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
1991 Dream and Culture: An Anthropological Study of the Western Intellectual Tradition. New York: Praeger Publishers.
1990 Scottish Crofters: A Historical Ethnography of a Celtic Village. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
1972 Sociocultural Change in a Scottish Crofting Township. Ph.D. Dissertation, Microfilm, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
1971 (with M.E. Goodman et al.) The Mexican-American Population of Houston: Monograph in Cultural Anthropology. Rice University Studies Press Publication, 57, 3.
1970 (edited with Edward Norbeck) The Study of Japan in the Behavioral Sciences. Rice University Studies Press Publication, 56, 4.
B. Book Chapters:
2007 “Scottish Crofters: Narratives of Change Among Small Landholders in Scotland,” in Janice Stockard and George Spindler (eds.). Globalization and Change in Fifteen Cultures: Born in One World, Living in Another. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Group, 2006. Pp. 304-333.
2000 "Making the Familiar Strange: The Anthropological Dialogue of George and Louise Spindler," in George D. Spindler (ed.). Fifty Years of Anthropology and Education 1950-2000: A Spindler Anthology. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Pp. 393-415.
1997 “Introduction: Europe in the Anthropological Imagination,” in Susan Parman (ed.), Europe in the Anthropological Imagination. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. Pp. 1-16.
1997 “The Meaning of ‘Europe’ in the American Anthropologist (Part I),” in Susan Parman (ed.), Europe in the Anthropological Imagination. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. Pp.169-195.
1997 “Common Ground and Common Good: Four-Field Anthropology Along the Margins of Europe,” in P. Nick Kardulias and Mark T. Shutes (eds.). Aegean Strategies: Studies of Culture and Environment on the European Fringe. Savage, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. Pp. 293-298.
1995 "William Robertson Smith and American Anthropology: Science, Religion, and Interpretation," in William Robertson Smith: Essays in Reassessment, edited by William Johnstone. England: Sheffield Publishers. Pp. 264-271.
1993 "The Future of European Boundaries: A Case Study," in Cultural Change and the New Europe: Perspectives on the European Community, edited by Thomas M. Wilson and M. Estellie Smith. Westview Press. Pp. 189-202.
1992 "George and Louise Spindler and the Issue of Homogeneity and Heterogeneity in American Cultural Anthropology," in L. Bryce Boyer and Ruth Boyer (Eds.). The Psychoanalytic Study of Society Vol. 17: Essays in Honor of George D. and Louise A. Spindler. Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press. Pp. 29-43.
1979 "An Evolutionary Theory of Dreaming and Play," in Edward Norbeck and Claire R. Farrer, eds. Forms of Play of Native North Americans. West Publishing Co., 1979: 17-34.
C. Articles in Professional Journals:
2004 “Ethnographer Agonistes,” Journal of Scottish Historical Studies 24 (2):175-181. [Part of “Colloquium: Susan Parman’s Scottish Crofters: a historical ethnography of a Celtic Village,” Journal of Scottish Historical Studies 24 (2):159-181.]
2003 “The Paradoxical Museum at California State University, Fullerton,” Museum Anthropology 26 (2):54-62.
2002 “A Harrowing True Mysterious Pilgrimage Travel Adventure on the Road Less Traveled (by Bike/Camel/Motorcycle/Ultralight) into the Heart of a Dark Lost Island as Told by the Sole Survivor of a Zen Odyssey among Jaguars, Serpents, and Savages: Travel as Western Cultural Practice Revealed by the Titles of Travel Books,” Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing 3 (2):50-59.
2002 “Society for the Anthropology of work: In Honor of Frederick C. Gamst,” Anthropology News December 2002: 53.
2002 “Lot’s Wife and the Old Salt: Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Attitudes toward Salt in Relation to Diet,” Cross-Cultural Research 36 (2): 123-150.
2001 “Presidential Address: American Four-Field Anthropology and the Pueriles of Postmodernism,” Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe 1(1):1-3.
1998 “Counting History,” 10th Anniversary Issue, Bulletin for the Society for the Anthropology of Europe 12 (2): 1, 7-9.
1990 "Orduighean: A Dominant Ritual Symbol in the Free Church of the Scottish Highlands," American Anthropologist 92 (2): 295-305.
1979 "Curing Beliefs and Practices in the Outer Hebrides," Folkore I: 107-109.
1976 "General Properties of Naming, and a Specific Case of Nicknaming in the Scottish Outer Hebrides," Ethnos 41, 1-4: 99-115.
1972 "Changing Land Use and Social Organisation in a Lewis Crofting Township," Scottish Agriculture 51, 2: 330-332.
D. Book Reviews:
2007 Book review of Weaving a Future: Tourism, Cloth, and Culture on an Andean Island by Elayne Zorn. Journal of the Anthropology of Work 27 (1)
2006 Book review of Islands in History and Representation edited by Rod Edmond and Vanessa Smith (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures). http://www.amazon.com/Edmond-Vanessa-Islands-History-Representation/dp/B000EHSAKQ/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1207391221&sr=8-12 (Thomson-Gale digital review)
2000 Book review of Cyborgs@Cyberspace: An Ethnographer Looks to the Future by David Hakken. American Anthropologist 102 (3):31-32.
1999 Book review of Missing Persons: A Critique of Personhood in the Social Sciences by Mary Douglas and Steven Ney. Anthropological Quarterly 72 (2):99-100.
1996 Book review of Inventing Eastern Europe: The Map of Civilization on the Mind of the Enlightenment by Larry Wolf. H-Net Review. June.
1996 Book review of Articulating Hidden Histories: Exploring the Influence of Eric R. Wolf, edited by Jane Schneider and Rayna Rapp. Bulletin of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe.10 (1): 12-13.
1996 Book review of Workers not Wasters: Masculine Respectability, Consumption and Employment in Central Scotland by Daniel Wight, Journal of World Anthropology 1 (4): July.
1994 Book review of Inside European Identities edited by Sharon Macdonald, American Anthropologist 96 (3): 743-744.
1994 Book reviews of Conceptualizing Global History, edited by Bruce Maxlish and Ralph Buultjens; and National Histories and European History, edited by Mary Fulbrook, Bulletin of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe 8 (3): 9-10.
1993 Book review of Dreaming: Anthropological and Psychological Interpretations edited by Barbara Tedlock, American Anthropologist 95 (3):733.
1993 Book Review of Britain and the European Community: The Politics of Semi-Detachment edited by Stephen George, Bulletin of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe 7 (2):15-16.
1992 Book Reviews of Culture Through Time: Anthropological Approaches edited by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney, and Culture and Truth: The Remaking of Social Analysis by Renato Rosaldo, Bulletin of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe 6, 1:14-15.
1989 Book Review of Objects and Others edited by George Stocking, Jr., Bulletin of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe 3, 2: 11.
1988 Book Review of The Irish Tinkers by George Gmelch, Bulletin of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe 2, 3:7-8.
1979 Book Review of The Gaelic Vision in Scottish Culture by Malcolm Chapman, Man 14, 2 (June): 358.
1974 Book Reviews of Traditional Europe by Robert Anderson, and Modern Europe: An Anthropological Perspective by Robert Anderson, in Studies in European Society 2, April: 52-55.
E. Publications/Consultation Relating to Methods and Philosophy of Teaching:
2003 Eating Salt and Symbols: Exploring the Relationship of Biology and Culture with eHRAF. www.yale.edu/hraf/teachingehraf.html
1997 The Culture of the Marketplace vs. the Culture of Genuine Inquiry. The Senate Forum XII (Fall): 14-16.
1997 Toward a Culture of Learning. The Senate Forum XI (Spring):8-9.
1997 (with Barry Pasternack) Alternative Structures and Calendars for Learning. The Senate Forum XI (Spring):4-5.
1997 Exactly what is General Education? Issues and Models. The Senate Forum XI (Winter):1-3.
1995 Lurching Toward Bethlehem: The Role of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in a University. H&SS Newsletter 4 (1):2-5.
1995 Learning in the Context of New Technologies. The Senate Forum 10 (1):10-12.
1995 The New Information Technology and the Culture of Pedagogy. The Senate Forum 9 (4):15-16.
1994 Review of Elizabeth Chapman, Assumptions: An Anthropological Perspective, for HBJ.
1992 "Teaching Metaphor," in Those Who Can, Teach. Carol P. Barnes and Kenneth Goodhue-McWilliams, Eds. U.S. Department of Education (ERIC: ED352352). Pp. 52-54.
1990 "The Mushroom Method: How to Start Writing a Paper," Innovation Abstracts XIII (4).
1989 "Writing Across the Curriculum: Film Essays," Creative Teaching 1, 2 (May 1989).
1985 "Testing: In Praise of Ambiguity," Innovation Abstracts VII, 31.
1984 "The Film Essay as an Educational Device," Innovation Abstracts VI, 26.
1982 "The University as a Random Sandwich and Other Thoughts," The Lively Arts 4, 6.
1967 "The Existential Path to Success," Ethical Impact (an assessment of the educational philosophy of Antioch's experimental First-Year Program for freshmen)
F. Fellowships, grants, awards:
1999 Consultant and member of management advisory board, $400,000.00, “Orange County Archaeological/Paleontological Resources Program,” Grant awarded by Orange County to CSUF to develop a model curation plan to store, preserve, organize, and display more than 15,000 cubic feet of artifacts and fossils.
1998 (with Lori Sheeran) $99,400.00, “Computer-Mediated Instruction in the Undergraduate Curriculum to Enhance Ethnographic Cultural Analysis,” NSF DUE #9851120 Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement (ILI) grant.
1998 Application for funding to Commission on Learning Resources and Instructional Technology (CLRIT), “Information Competence: Interactive Instructional Modules for Computer and Information Literacy” (with Paul T. Adalian, Jr., et al.), $65,400.
1995 "Renovation of Vacated Space for, and Creation of, a Consolidated and Upgraded Anthropology Research Facility,” National Science Foundation Academic Research Infrastructure Award, $1 million
1995 Distinguished Faculty Member for 1994-1995, School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Marshal, Commencement for the School of H&SS, 1995; Keynote Address, H&SS Convocation, Fall 1995)
2002 “Information Literacy in Anthropology,” CSU Information Literacy Initiative Project Award.
2001 “Relishing Culture: A Biocultural Approach to Salt,” General Faculty Research Award, CSUF.
2000 “Request for Two Vehicles for Archaeological Fieldwork,” University Mission and Goals Initiatives Award (with Phyllisa Eisentraut and Ruth Van Dyke).
1999 “Research and Writing,” CSUF Foundation Senior Faculty Research Award
1999 “Curricular Innovation to Implement UPS 411.201,” Funds for Innovation in General Education, CSUF.
1998 “Armani, Amazonia, RuPaul, and Klein: Creating Identity” (support for Museum Exhibit), Undergraduate Support Initiative: Research or Creative Activity Grants(with Armand Labbe and nine students in Anth 498 Museum Practicum class)
1997 National Science Foundation Summer Institute on Comparative Anthropological Research, Claremont Colleges, July 21-August 12.
1996 American Council of Learned Societies travel grant (October 24-26, 1996, University of Edinburgh)
1996 “The Semiotics of the London Underground: Toward an Urban Ethnography,” CSUF Foundation Faculty Research Award.
1996 “Ethnographic Service Learning Internships in Anthropology,” California Campus Compact (Service Learning Curriculum Development and Action Research Mini-grant) (with Jacob Pandian and Lori Sheeran)
1996 Director, London Semester
1995-96 “Human Biocultural Diversity in Anthropology: Thematic Learning through New Technology,” Faculty Enhancement and Instructional Development Grant
1995 National Science Foundation Summer Institute on Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Irvine, July 30-August 18.
1995 "NUD.IST: Qualitative Analysis of the American Anthropologist," CSUF Foundation faculty research Award.
1994 "Bibliography Project: Dream and Ethnicity, Inventing European Identities,” CSUF Foundation Faculty Research Award.
1993-94 "Anthropology Institute for Ethnographic Cultural Analysis: Feasibility Study and Proposal,” Faculty Enhancement and Instructional Development Grant.
1993 CSUF University Award for "Outstanding Faculty Advisor"; Certificate of Merit recipient, ACT/NACADA National Recognition Program for Academic Advising
1993 "Culture and Interpretation: William Robertson Smith and the Foundations of American Symbolic Anthropology,” CSUF Foundation Faculty Research Award.
1992-93 "Qualitative Research in Anthropology: Active Learning Techniques and Research Tools,” Faculty Enhancement and Instructional Development Grant.
1992 "Culture and Interpretation: A Study of W. Robertson Smith's Symbolic Anthropology,” National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Research Fellowship, Scotland.
1992 “Culture and Interpretation: A Study of W. Robertson Smith's Symbolic Anthropology,” CSUF Foundation Faculty Research Award.
1983 “The Genesis of Cultural Identity: A Psycho-Cultural History of the Scottish Crofter,” National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Research Fellowship, Yale University.
1980 “Continuity and Change in Southern Culture,” National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar Fellowship, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
1970-71 Foreign Area Fellowship (SSRC) and Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research in the Scottish Outer Hebrides
1968-70 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, Rice University, Houston, Texas
1966-67 National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Antioch College
G. Other Publications/Projects:
2006 Reviewer for American Anthropologist, article on Estonia
2006 Reviewer for Berg publishers, Textiles that Changed the World series: Fiona Anderson’s proposed book, Tweed.
2006 Reviewer for Pluto Press: Katherine Donahue’s proposed book, Slave of Allah: Zacarias Moussaoui v. The United States of America.
2004 “Eating Salt and Symbols: Exploring the Relationship of Biology and Culture with eHRAF,” Teaching eHRAF, http://www.yale.edu/hraf/teaching_body_exercises.htm
2003 “One Professor’s Insights,” Teaching Tips 2 (2), http://instructtech1.fullerton.edu/TEACHINGTIP
2002 External Reviewer for promotion, Dr. Joan Gross, Oregon State University
2001 Reviewer, NSF-NATO Proposal, November
Reviewer, NSF Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement Program, July 23-26, Washington, D.C.
2001 Reviewer, “State and Community in Local Development: The Scottish Highlands and Islands,” Ethnos.
2000 Reviewer, Human Organization (“Technology or Human Organization: The Fateful Choice”) (August)
2000 Reviewer, Broadview Press (Reader in the History of Anthropology)
1999 “Anthropology in the University and Community: Partnerships,” Anthropology Newsletter 40(5): 23, 26.
1999 “Anthropology and Technology,” 19th Annual Anthropology Symposium, CSUF.
1998-99 “Armani, Amazonia, RuPaul, and Klein: Creating Identity,” Museum Exhibit, Department of Anthropology, CSUF.
1998 “Visual Representations of Culture,” 18th Annual Anthropology Symposium, CSUF.
1998 “Building Anthropology at CSU Fullerton,” Anthropology Newsletter 39(8): 16-17.
1998 Reviewer, NSF Academic Research Infrastructure Program proposal
1997 Reviewer, Cross Cultural Research (“Japanese and American Identities”)
1997 Reviewer, McGraw-Hill Publishers (reader on anthropology of religion)
1996 Reviewer, Berg Publishers (Sharon Macdonald, Reimagining Culture: Histories, Identities, and Gaelic Renaissance)
1996 Reviewer, NSF Academic Research Infrastructure Program proposals
1995- Reviewer for American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Cultural Anthropology. [“Crafting Vintage Chocolates in Contemporary France,” AA 3/95; “Personal Nationalism,” AE 4/95; “Irony and Paradox in the Scottish Borders,” CA 10/96; “Open Spaces and Dwelling Places,” AE 4/96]
1995 “$1 Million Definition of Science in Anthropology,” Anthropology Newsletter 36(7):35-36.
1993 Directory of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe (Editor, with Donna Muncey and Gary McDonogh). American Anthropological Association.
1993 Placentia Pride: A Sense of Community (Susan Parman, Editor). Placentia Library District (funded by the California Council for the Humanities).
1991- Annotated slide set to accompany Scottish Crofters; available to scholars from the Society for the Anthropology of Europe.
1989-93 Column on grants and fellowships in the Bulletin of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe.
1982 "The Chokehold: Examination of a Racist Controversy," The Poly Post 37, 39 (June 3): 35.
1969 (with M.E. Goodman et al.) The Mexican-American Community in Houston, Texas. Research Report, Center for Research in Social Change and Economic Development, Houston, Texas.
1968 The Effects of Industrialization and Urbanization, Research Report, Center for Social Change and Economic Development, Houston, Texas.
PRESENTATIONS IN PROFESSIONAL SETTINGS:
A. Professional Societies:
2005 “Creating a Culture of Learning in Cyberspace,” Keynote address, Seoul National University International Conference on “The Use of Information Technology in the Research and Education in Social Sciences,” November 21.
2003 “Scottish Crofters Observed,” Arkleton Seminar, University of Aberdeen, January 10.
2002 Organizer, “The Man in the Machine: Papers on the Anthropology of Work in Honor of Frederick C. Gamst,” Invited session, American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, November 21.
2000 “American Four-Field Anthropology and the Pueriles of Postmodernism.” Presidential Address, Society for the Anthropology of Europe, American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November 18th.
2000 Organizer and Discussant, “Imagining the Anthropology of Europe in the 21st Century,” American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November 15.
2000 Discussant, “Where is the Field? Anthropology and the European Union: Problematics and Possibilities,” American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November 17th.
2000 “Defining Variables and Data Quality Controls: A Biocultural Project,” Human Relations Area Files, Yale University, April 29.
2000 “Scottish Crofters and the European Union” and “The Bible and the Bottle: Observations on the Free Church,” The 13th Conference on Scottish Studies, Pasadena, April 1.
2000 “Lot’s Wife and the Old Salt: Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Attitudes Toward Salt in Relation to Diet.” Paper presented at the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, February 24, New Orleans.
1999 “The Paradoxical Museum at California State University, Fullerton,” Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association in the Invited Session “Anthropology Museums and Educational Practices,” Chicago.
1999 “Narratology and the Future of Academic Anthropology,” Distinguished Scholar Lecture, Southwestern Anthropological Association, Fullerton, California, April 17.
1998 “Population and Maps: The Language of Space in Maps of Scotland,” Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association in the session “Space, Culture, and Power in Europe,” December 2, Philadelphia.
1996 “Maps, Lies, and Videoscapes: Conspiracies of Cartographers,” Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association in the session “Symbols and Social Actions: Papers in Honor of Mary LeCron Foster,” November 24, San Francisco.
1996 “William Robertson Smith and Ralph Piddington: Heresies, Heroes, and Heirs of the Scottish Enlightenment,” Paper presented at the conference, “Boundaries and Identities: A Conference to Celebrate Fifty Years of Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh,” Edinburgh, Scotland, October 25.
1996 “Transit of Venus, Transit of London: Toward the Semiotics of an Urban Identity,” Paper presented to the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Durham, England, February 16.
1995 “Imagining Scottish Crofters as Peasants: From Exploited Underclass to Ecological Icon,” Paper presented at the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, March 24, Sacramento, California.
1994 Co-organizer and Co-chair (with William Douglass) of invited session, "American Perspectives in the History of the Anthropology of Europe," American Anthropological Association, Atlanta, Georgia, December 4.
1994 "Trends in the History of the Anthropology of Europe: American Anthropologist, 1888-1994," American Anthropological Association, Atlanta, Georgia, December 4.
1994 "Dialectic on Otherness: Europe and Anthropology in the American Anthropologist, 1888-1994," First Friday Faculty-Student Colloquium, CSUF, November 4.
1994 Moderator, St. Andrews Scottish Cultural Conference, Cal Poly, Pomona, April 30.
1994 "Totems and Taboos: Class, Caste and Pollution in Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone," Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, The Claremont Colleges, Pomona, April 24.
1994 "William Robertson Smith and the Foundations of American Symbolic Anthropology," William Robertson Smith Congress, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, April 8.
1994 "Occidentalism and Orientalism in British Detective Fiction as Used in Anthropology Classes," The Second Annual Symposium on University Teaching, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, February 26.
1993 "Common Good: Environmental Consciousness and Disciplinary Collaboration in the Study of European 'Fringe' Communities," American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., November 21.
1993 "Myths of Scottish History," St. Andrew Society, Newport Beach, July 24.
1992 "Occidentalizing Europe in the American Anthropologist: 1888-1992," American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, December 5.
1991 "Social Boundary Systems and the Future of the European Community: A Case Study," American Anthropological Association, Chicago, November 23.
1991 "The Future of Ethnic and State Boundaries in the European Community after 1992," Council of European Studies, City University of New York, October 4.
1991 "Cartographic Misrepresentations of Scotland," American Historical Association--Pacific Coast Branch, Hawaii, August 16.
1990 "American Symbolic Anthropology and the Invention of Europe," American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, November 30.
1990 "The Representation of the Scottish Crofter as an Indigenous Minority," I.U.A.E.S. Inter-Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, September 5-12.
1990 "Inventing the Scottish Celt," Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, March 31.
1990 "Nicknames and Patronymics in the Establishment of Identity in the Scottish Outer Hebrides," Southwestern Anthropological Association Meetings, Long Beach, CA, April 12.
1990 Organizer of session, "Names and Naming," Southwestern Anthropological Association Meetings, Long Beach, CA, April 12.
1990 "Drugs, Dreams, and Epilepsy: The TV of the Soul," Southwestern Anthropological Association Meetings, Long Beach, CA, April 13.
1989 "Islands as Symbols of Otherness: The Scottish Outer Hebrides," Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Meetings, November 18 (Washington, D.C.).
1989 Discussant, "European Island Cultures and Communities," American Anthropological Association Meetings, November 18 (Washington, D.C.).
1988 Organizer and Chair of Symposium, "The Anthropology of History: Ethnographic Research in Scotland and Ireland," American Anthropological Association Meetings, November 16 (Phoenix).
1988 "Symbols of the Celt in the Anthropology of History," Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Meetings, November 16 (Phoenix).
1983 Organizer and Chair of Symposium, "Dream as a Cultural System: Mirror of Mind and Society," Southwestern Anthropological Association Meetings, San Diego, March 26.
1983 "The Dream: Mirror of Mind and Culture," Paper presented at the Southwestern Anthropological Association Meetings, San Diego, March 26.
1978 "The Structure and Context of Religious Conversion in the Scottish Outer Hebrides," Paper presented to the Southwestern Anthropological Association Meetings, San Francisco, March 25-27.
1977 "An Evolutionary Theory of Dreaming and Play," Paper presented to the American Ethnological Society Meetings, San Diego, Spring.
1973 "Patterns of Naming among 'Bilingual' Scottish Crofters," Paper presented to the Southwestern Anthropological Association Meetings, San Francisco, April 18-21.
B. Other Presentations:
2006 “Science and Humanism: Unifying Anthropology.” Presentation at the 25th Annual Anthropology Symposium, “The Future of Anthropology in a Changing World,” California State University, Fullerton, May 13. (http://anthro.fullerton.edu/sparman/unifyinganthro/)
2003 “Scientific Method in the use of HRAF: The Study of Salt and Diet,” presentation in Sara Johnson’s class, “Culture and Nutrition,” November 12.
2003 “Opening Comments,” “Closing Comments,” The First Americans: Anthropological and Native American Perspectives. Twenty-Third Annual Anthropology Symposium, March 22.
2002 “The Validity of Race,” Round Table Discussion on Anthropological Issues sponsored by the Lambda Alpha National Honor Society, October 17.
1998 “Preparing a Resume and Curriculum Vitae,” workshop sponsored by the Lambda Alpha Honor Society and the Anthropology Students Association, March 20.
1997 “Scottish Crofters: Methods of Fieldwork,” Anthropology Speakers Series, California State University, Long Beach, March 18.
1997 “Anthropology 2000: Toward an Integrated Anthropology,” Keynote address, Annual Symposium of Anthropology, February 22, CSUF.
1996 “Serving Student Needs Outside the Classroom,” Faculty Day, CSUF, August 28.
1996 “Fundraising/Grants,” H&SS Department Chairs Retreat, CSUF, August 23.
1996 “London Semester, English Culture,” Anthropology Colloquium, CSUF, May 5.
1995 “Creating Community in Cyberspace,” The Faculty Forum Series, CSUF, December 12.
1995 “Teaching Methods Courses: Technology in the Classroom,” Anthropology Colloquium, CSUF, November 3.
1995 “The Uses of Computers in Anthropology,” Careers in Anthropology, Anthropology Students Association Annual Symposium, CSUF, October 28.
1995 “The Human Relations Area Files: Using a Cross-Cultural Database,” Global Frontiers: Technology and the Internationalization of the Curriculum, Southern California Consortium for International Studies, California State University, Fullerton, October 21.
1995 “Lurching Toward Bethlehem,” Keynote Address, H&SS Orientation, September
1994 “Dialectic on Otherness: Europe and Anthropology in the American Anthropologist, 1888-1994,” First Friday Faculty-Student Colloquium, CSUF, November 4.
1994 "The Future of Anthropology at CSUF," Anthropology and the Community, Anthropology Students Association Annual Symposium, CSUF, November 12.
1993 Panel Presenter, "Grantsmanship Workshop for Recently Hired Faculty," CSUF, September 17.
1993 "Clifford Geertz and the Four-Field Controversy," Faculty/Student Colloquium, Department of Anthropology, California State University, Fullerton. August 31.
1992 "Occidentalism in the American Anthropologist from 1888-1992," Lambda Alpha Honor Society, November 20.
1992 "Language and Culture," Interdisciplinary Linguistics Symposium on Language Variety, CSUF April 3.
1992 Discussant, "Cultural Pluralism," Faculty Lyceum, CSUF, March 31.
1992 "European Identity in 1992: Euro-Sausage or Euro-Bouillabaisse?" Humanities and Social Sciences Lunch 'n' Lecture, CSUF, March 4.
1992 Dreams in Western Culture," CLE Distinguished Lecture Series, California State University, Fullerton, February 25.
1992 "Hidden Treasures in the CSUF Library: The Human Relations Area Files," Lambda Alpha Honor Society, February 22.
1991 "Interpreting Dreams in Western Culture," University of the South, Tennessee, April 13.
1991 "Interpreting Dreams in Western Culture," Distinguished Lecture Series, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, April 11.
1991 "Anthropology and the Study of Europe," Anthropology Student-Faculty Colloquium, CSUF, February 13.
1991 "Dreams in Western Culture," Discourse 90s Lecture, CSUF, February 6.
1990 "Focus Groups," Qualitative Research Interest Group, CSUF, December 3.
1990 "Dreaming and Epilepsy: An Evolutionary Theory," Whittier Academy of Medicine, November 14.
1990 "Dreams and Arousal: An Evolutionary Theory," Distinguished Lecture Series, CSUF, October 30.
1990 "Anthropology and the Invention of Europe," Humanities and Social Sciences Lecture Series on Europe, California State University, Fullerton, February 21.
1989 "Beyond the Pillars of Hercules: Medieval Conceptions of the Atlantic Islands," Paper presented to the Medieval Colloquium, California State University, Fullerton, October 20.
1989 "Islands as Texts," Paper presented to the Qualitative Research Interest Group, California State University, Fullerton, October 2.
1989 "Demythologizing the Scottish Highlands," Paper presented to the Patrons of the Anthropology Museum, California State University, Fullerton, September 29.
1989 Description of research methods used in Scotland, Graduate Seminar on Methodology (Anth. 501), California State University, Fullerton, April 3.
1989 "Orduighean: A Dominant Symbol in the Free Church of the Scottish Highlands," Paper presented to Qualitative Research Interest Group, California State University, Fullerton, March 6.
1988 "An Evolutionary Theory of Dreaming," Paper presented to Anthropology Students Association Fall 1988 Colloquium Series, November 30, California State University, Fullerton.
1988 "Participant Observation," Presentation to Communications Graduate Seminar on Qualitative Research Methods, California State University, Fullerton, October 11.
1987 "Anthropology and the Study of Peace," Paper presented at the Tenth Symposium of Man, Peace: Academics and Activists, at California State University, Fullerton, December 5.
1987 "The Bible and the Bottle," Paper on Scottish Research presented to Anthropology Student Association Colloquia Series, October 28.
1978 "Religious Organization in the Scottish Outer Hebrides," Paper presented to the Society of Women Geographers, April 12.
1976 "Anthropology and the Language of 'The Other,'" Paper presented at the Annual Spring Philosophy Symposium at California State University, Fullerton, May 16.
1974 "The Neurophysiological Background of Play and Dreams," Paper presented to Behavioral Science Seminar in the School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, April 15.
1968 "The Effects of Industrialization and Urbanization: A Conceptual Tool for Behavioral Scientists," Paper presented to Behavioral Science Colloquium, Rice University.
1967 "The Effect of Probability Conditions on CNV and Heart Rate in a Discrimination Reaction Time Experiment," National Science Foundation Research Paper, Antioch College.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
2007 External reviewer, Department of Anthropology, CSU Northridge, February 23.
2006 Internal reviewer, Department of Geological Sciences, CSU Fullerton, March 14.
2006 Elected Vice President and Chairman of the Executive Board, Human Relations Area Files, Yale University.
2005 External reviewer, Department of Anthropology, CSU Sacramento, December 7-8.
2004 Elected Secretary/Treasurer, Executive Board, Human Relations Area Files, Yale University.
2001 Reviewed a NATO Postdoc Fellowship application for the National Science Foundation (October).
2001 Proposal Reviewer, National Science Foundation Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement Program (August 22-27).
2000 President (two-year period), Society for the Anthropology of Europe (subunit of the American Anthropological Association)
1998-99 Chair, Selection Committee, Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, Society for the Anthropology of Europe.
1998 President-Elect (two-year period), Society for the Anthropology of Europe (subunit of the American Anthropological Association)
1997 Elected Member (three-year period), Executive Committee, Board of Directors of the Human Relations Area Files, Yale University.
1996 Elected Member (one-year period), Executive Committee, Board of Directors of the Human Relations Area Files, Yale University.
1995 Designed SAE Brochure (Society for the Anthropology of Europe)
1995 Proposal Reviewer, National Science Foundation Undergraduate Course and Curriculum Development Program (CCD) and Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement (UFE) Panel Meetings, July 17-20.
1993- Scottish Studies Chair, St. Andrew Society
1993- Editor, SAE Directory (Society for the Anthropology of Europe)
1993 Chair, Anthropology Course Descriptions Committee for the California Articulation Number (CAN) System, Sacramento
1994-95 Member, Screening Committee, Social Science Research Council and American Council of Learned Societies, International Doctoral Research Fellowship Program for Western Europe
1994-96 Elected Publications Chair of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe
1992 Served as external evaluator for two anthropologists applying for tenure, one at Trinity College, and one at the University of Nevada, Reno
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