Franz Boas PapersWestern Social Science

Lee Baker


Lee D. Baker serves as Dean of Academic Affairs for Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Duke University, and he currently holds an appointment as Professor in the Departments of Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, and African and African American Studies. Although his research focuses on the history of anthropology, he has published numerous articles and commentaries on such wide ranging subjects as socio-linguistics and immigration. Dean Baker is author of From Savage to Negro: Anthropology and the Construction of Race, 1896-1954 (UC Press 1998); Life in America: Identity and Everyday Experience (Blackwell 2004); and Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture (Duke University Press 2010).