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Alma Gottlieb is a cultural anthropologist whose specialties include infants and young children in cross-cultural perspective. A member of the editorial board of the journal, AnthropoChildren: Ethnographic Perspectives in Children & Childhood, she is also past president of the Society for Humanistic Anthropology. This fall she is a Visiting Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University; next year, she returns to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she is Professor of Anthropology, African Studies, and Gender and Women Studies. Gottlieb is the (co-)author or (co-)editor of eight books, including two memoirs of life in Côte d’Ivoire with her writer-husband, Philip Graham, Parallel Worlds: An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa, and Braided Worlds.