In the Arms of Africa

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In the Arms of Africa

photo of Roy Richard Grinker
Roy Richard Grinker
Roy Richard Grinker is Professor of Anthropology, Human Sciences and International
Affairs at George Washington University, a position once held by Colin Turnbull. A
specialist in studies of ethnicity and nationalism, Grinker has published books and
articles on topics such as the ethnic conflict in central Africa, the intellectual
history of African Studies, and north-south Korean relations. Grinker has conducted
research in south Korea since 1991, and, in 1997, he testified before the House
International Relations Committee in a hearing on U.S. policy toward North Korea.

Prior to that time, Grinker spent two years as a Fullbright scholar living with the
Lese farmers and Efe Pygmy hunter-gatherers in the Ituri Forest, Congo.

Grinker is the author of Houses in the Rainforest: Ethnicity and Inequality Between
Farmers and Foragers in Central Africa, Korea and Its Futures: Unification and the
Unfinished War, and In the Arms of Africa: The Life of Colin M. Turnbull. He is
co-editor with Christopher Steiner of Perspectives on Africa: A Read in Culture,
History, and Representation, a standard text in under-graduate and graduate courses
on African cultures.

Roy Richard Grinker lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two daughters.


© 2000 Roy Richard Grinker