Prof. Lambros Comitas is Gardner Cowles Professor of Anthropology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University since 1989. The title of his Inaugural Lecture reads “With Ithaca on My Mind: an Anthropologist’s Journey,” which presents the manifold of different anthropologies that lead to different journeys to different ports and cities. They were currently based on structuralism, symbolic theory, and Marxist social theory. His field work and research interests ranges from places such as Bolivia, Caribbean, Cannabis, Canada, Greece, Spain, and Russia, which are praised around the world as courageous and cutting edge investigations that still influence research on the topics of social organization, rural life, and the effects of drugs on society.
(Papers presented at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, November 28-December 2, 2007 in Washington DC. Contributors: Bambi B. Schieffelin, Ellen M. Schnepel, Renzo Taddei and Kenneth Broad, Joan Vincent, Conrad P. Kottak, George C. Bond, Donald K. Robotham, Gerald F. Murray.