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Professor , researcher , anthropology educator

Kathleen Marie Adams, American. anthropology professor and researcher. Fellow; American Anthropological Association; member, Association Asian Studies, Society for Applied Anthropology, Council for Museum Anthropology, Central States Anthropological Society.


Adams, Kathleen Marie was born on September 25, 1957 in San Francisco, California, United States. Daughter of William and Denise Adams. Two younger brothers.


Bachelor, University California, Santa Cruz, 1979. Certified Indonesian Studies (FALCON Program), Cornell University, 1983. Master of Arts / Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, 1988.


Assistant Curator of Ethnology, Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, Seattle, 1981-1982. Research interviewer Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1983. Visiting researcher Hasanuddin University, Ujung Pandang, Indonesia, 1984-1985.

Teaching Assistant University Washington, 1986-1987, instructor anthropology, 1987. Assistant professor anthropology Beloit (Wisconsin) College, 1988-1993, Mouat Endowed Chair of International Studies, 1991-1993. Assistant professor anthropology Loyola University, Chicago, 1993-1998. Adjunct assistant professor Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1991-1993. Director & Fellow, Newberry Library. Program Humanities, Chicago, 1990-1991. Associate Professor, Loyola University Chicago 1998-2005. Full professor, Loyola University Chicago 2006-present.

Research, lecturer, consultant in field.



Fellow American Anthropological Association. Member, Association for Asian Studies, Society for Applied Anthropology, Central States Anthropological Society, Critical Tourism Studies Asia-Pacific (named Distinguished Honorary Member of the Board), Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit honor society--honorary faculty inductee).