Dept. of Anthropology
341 Haines Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1553
Campus mailcode: 155303
Tel: (310) 825-1437
Fax: (310) 206-7833
Keywords: Latin America, Labor, Cultural anthropology, Social anthropology
Allen Johnson is Professor of Anthropology. His interests include studies in cultural ecology, economic anthropology, and psychological anthropology, with particular emphasis on native South America and Latin American communities. His current research is a longitudinal study of a community of small subsistence farmers in the state of Ceará in northeastern Brazil. He has also conducted fieldwork among the Machiguenga Indians of the Peruvian Amazon.
He is co-author (with Douglass Price-Williams) of Oedipus Ubiquitous: The Family Complex in World Folk LIterature, which was awarded the L. Bryce Boyer Prize for the outstanding publication in psychoanalytic anthropology. Johnson has also received the Stoller Prize from the Robert Stoller Foundation for outstanding research bridging academic and clinical psychoanalysis. He holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Stanfodr University and a Ph.D. in psychoanalysis from the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute.