#1205 Overall Influence

Sidney Mintz

American anthropologist

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Sidney Wilfred Mintz was an American anthropologist best known for his studies of the Caribbean, creolization, and the anthropology of food. Mintz received his PhD at Columbia University in 1951 and conducted his primary fieldwork among sugar-cane workers in Puerto Rico. Later expanding his ethnographic research to Haiti and Jamaica, he produced historical and ethnographic studies of slavery and global capitalism, cultural hybridity, Caribbean peasants, and the political economy of food commodities. He taught for two decades at Yale University before helping to found the Anthropology Department at Johns Hopkins University, where he remained for the duration of his career. Mintz’s history of sugar, Sweetness and Power, is considered one of the most influential publications in cultural anthropology and food studies.

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The New School
The New School

University in New York City, located mostly in Greenwich Village

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Columbia University
Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

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Brooklyn College
Brooklyn College

Senior college of the City University of New York, located in Brooklyn

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Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University

University in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Yale University
Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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#17 World Rank #8 USA Rank
Anthropology