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- Ph.D. Social Science, University of California - Irvine
- B.S. Psychology, Texas A&M University
- B.A. Anthropology, Texas A&M University
- 2005 - Present, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Soka University of America
- 2001-2005, Assistant Research Anthropologist, University of California - Los Angeles
- 1999-2001, Post-Doctoral Trainee, Dept. of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Science, University of Calirno-Los Angeles
- I am a psychological anthropologist specializing in how families and individuals cope with economic insecurity and during times of rapid social, cultural, and economic change. I have conducted ethnographic research in the islands of Chuuk, Micronesia for over 20 years and also written extensively about urban poverty and family life in the United States. I am currently the editor of Ethos: The Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology.
Selected Papers, Publications & Lectures
- Lowe, E. D. (2016). Methods to Inform Public Problems: Toward and Ecocultural Framing of Poverty. In M. C. Hay (ed.), Methods that Matter: Integrating Mixed Methods for More Effective Social Science Research. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Mistry, R.S., Lowe, E.D., Benner, A.D., & Chien, N. (2008). Expanding the Family Economic Stress Model: Insights from a Mixed-Methods Approach. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 70: 196-209.
- Lowe, E.D. and Johnson, A.W. (2007). Tales of Danger: Parental Protection and Child Development in Stories from Chuuk. Ethnology 46:151-168.
- Yoshikawa, H., Weisner, T.S., & Lowe, E.D. (Eds.). (2006). Making it Work: Low-Wage Employment, Family Life, and Child Development. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
- Mistry, R. S. & Lowe, E.D. (2006). What Earnings and Income Buy -- “The Basics” Plus “a Little Extra”: Implications for Family and Child Well-Being. In H. Yoshikawa, T. S. Weisner, & E. D. Lowe (Eds. ), Making it Work: Low-Wage Employment, Family Life, and Child Development (pp. 173-205). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
- Weisner, T.S. & Lowe, E.D. (2005). Globalization and the Psychological Anthropology of Childhood and Adolescence. In C. Casey & R. Edgerton (Eds.), A Companion to Psychological Anthropology: Modernity and Psychocultural Change (pp. 315-336). Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, U.K.
- Lowe, E.D. & Weisner, T.S. (2004). “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. Children and Youth Services Review 26(2): 143-171.
- Lowe, E.D. (2003a). 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.
- Lowe, E.D. (2002). A Widow, a Child, and Two Lineages: exploring kinship and attachment in Chuuk. American Anthropologist, 104(1): 123-137.
- Lowe, E. D. (2001). Globalisation and the mental health of youth in pacific island societies. Development Bulletin, 56: 31-34.
Courses Taught at SUA
- Human Origins
- Enduring Questions in Contemporary Contexts
- Globalization in Oceania
- Medical Anthropology
- Power, Poverty, & Urban Life
- Social Science Research Methods
- Urban Anthropology
Selected Honors & Awards
- Editor, Ethos 2012 - Present
- Postdoctoral Fellowship (UCLA) 1999