Donald D. Stull

Donald D. Stull
  • Professor Emeritus, Sociocultural Anthropology

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Don Stull is an applied cultural anthropologist who has conducted basic and applied research throughout the United States. For the past 30 years his work has focused on the meat and poultry industry in North America, rural industrialization and rapid growth communities, and industrial agriculture's impact on farmers, food-processing workers, and rural communities. He has also studied the impact of the 2004 termination of the federal tobacco program on tobacco farmers in western Kentucky. Don was editor-in-chief of Human Organization, the leading international journal of applied social science, from 1999 through 2004, and president of the Society for Applied Anthropology from 2005 to 2007. He retired from the University of Kansas in 2015, after 40 years on its faculty.


Ph.D., 1973, Colorado
M.A., UCB, 1975


Research Areas: Applied anthropology, policy studies, rapid growth communities, meat and poultry industry, modern agriculture, US Great Plains, Upper South, contemporary North American Indians


Courses Recently Taught

  • Meat and Drink in America
  • Applied Cultural Anthropology
  • Responsible Research and Scholarship in Anthropology
  • Doing Ethnography