Staff Directory


Edward Lowe, PhD

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Phone: 949-480-4387

Fax: 949-480-4263


Faculty - Full-Time


  • Ph.D., University of California - Irvine (Social Science)
  • B.A., Texas A&M Univ. (Anthropology)
  • B.S., Texas A&M Univ. (Psychology)

Positions Held

  • At SUA since 2005
  • 2001 - 2005, Asst. Research Anthropologist, University of California - Los Angeles
  • 1999 - 2001, Postdoc, University of California - Los Angeles

Research Interests

  • Culture, mental health, and young people
  • Family life in local/global contexts
  • Poverty and Inequality

Selected Papers, Publications & Lectures

  • "Child Care Instability and the Effort to Sustain a Working Daily Routine: Evidence from the New Hope Ethnographic Study of Low-Income Families" (with T. S. Weisner, S. Geis, and A. C. Huston), In C.R. Cooper, C. Garcia-Coll, W.T. Bartko, H.M. Davis, and C.M. Chatman. (Eds.) Developmental Pathways Through Middle Childhood: Rethinking Contexts and Diversity as Resources. Pp.121-144. Mahwah (NJ): Laurence Erlbaum Associates, 2005.
  • "'You have to push it - who's gonna raise your kids?' Situating child care and child care subsidy use in the daily routines of lower income families" (with T.S. Weisner), Children and Youth Services Review 26(2): 143-171. 2004
  • "Identity, Activity, and the Well-Being of Adolescents and Youth: Lessons from Young People in a Micronesian Society," Culture Medicine and Psychiatry 27:187-219., 2003
  • "A Widow, a Child, and Two Lineages: exploring kinship and attachment," Chuuk American Anthropologist, 104(1): 123-137, 2002
  • "Making Ends Meet in Milwaukee: The Cultural Process Behind Household Finances and Maternal Mental Health and Well-Being" (with R. Mistry), Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Dallas, Texas, 2004
  • "Elements of Globalization in the Micronesian Suicide Epidemic," Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropology Association, Chicago, IL., 2003

Courses Taught at SUA

  • Urban Anthropology
  • Social Science Research Methods

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