Anthropology Faculty

Donald D. Stull

Stull Professor
Graduate Coordinator
Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Ph.D., Colorado 1973; M.P.H. University of California Berkley, 1975

Research Areas:
Applied anthropology, rapid-growth communities, meat and poultry industry, industrial agriculture, ethnic relations, anthroplogy of food; Upper South, Anglo Americans, contemporary North American Indians

Donald D. Stull










Don Stull is professor of anthropology at the University of Kansas, where he has taught since 1975. For the past three decades his research and writing have focused on ethnography, the meat and poultry industry in North America, rural industrialization and rapid growth communities, industrial agriculture’s impact on farmers and rural communities, and food. His current research, funded by the Spencer Foundation, examines how the changing geography of immigration has affected schools and educators in Garden City, Kansas, a community he has studied for 25 years. Don has authored or coauthored more than 60 scholarly articles and chapters and 4 books, produced 3 nationally distributed documentaries, and edited or coedited 4 collections of original essays. He has been coeditor of Culture & Agriculture (1996-1997), editor-in-chief of Human Organization (1999-2004), and president of the Society for Applied Anthropology (2005-2007).  In 2001, he was presented with the Key to Garden City, Kansas, and made an honorary citizen in recognition of the contribution of his research to the progress and quality of life of the citizens of Garden City. The Society for Applied Anthropology recognized him with the Sol Tax Distinguished Service Award in 2009.

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