Biography / CV

Sidney Mintz Sidney W. Mintz
Research Professor
Department of Anthropology
The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21218


1943 B.A. (Psychology), Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1951 Ph.D. (Anthropology), Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

Teaching Experience

CCNY(1950-51), Columbia University (1951), Yale (1951-75), Wesleyan (1955-56), MIT (1964-65), Princeton(1976), École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris) (1970-71, 1982), Johns Hopkins (1975-97), Collège de France, 1988, University of Munich, 1991, Chinese University of Hong Kong,1996, 1999; University of Puerto Rico, 1997; California-Berkeley, 1998; U Adelaide (South Australia), 1998; William Evans Visiting Fellow, U Otago, 2000. Davidson Chair in the Humanities, FIU, 2002; Visiting Professor, NYU, January 2004; Mellon Visiting Professor, U Illinois, October 2004; Visiting Professor, Università di Scienze Gastronomiche, Colorno, 2006; Insitut Européen d'Histoire et de l'Alimetation, Université de Toure, 2009.

Field Research

Asst to Prof R Benedict, Research on Contemporary Cultures, 1947-48; Puerto Rico, 1948-49, 1953, 1954, 1974, 1976; Jamaica, 1952, 1954; Haiti, 1958-59, 1961; Iran, 1966-67; Hong Kong, 1996, 1999.

Fellowships and Grants

Wenner-Gren Fellow, 1953; Guggenheim Fellow, 1958-59; SSRC Fellow, 1958-60; Fulbright Fellow, 1966-67; Institute for Advanced Study, 1974-75; NEH Fellow, 1978-79; Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1982; Rockefeller Fellow, 1983; Smithsonian Regents Fellow, 1986-87; Center for a Livable Future Fellow, 2000, 2001; Salus Mundi Foundation Fellow, 2005-10.


DuPont Lectureship, U of the South, 1968; L H Morgan Lecture, U of Rochester, 1972; Christian Gauss Lecture, Princeton U, 1979; Harry Hoijer Lecture, UCLA, 1981; Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer (India), 1984-85; McCay Memorial Lecture, Cornell U, 1986; Duijker Fdn Lecturer, 1988; Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 1990; Walter Rodney Lecture, Warwick U, 1992; Barbara Ward Lecture, Chinese U of Hong Kong, 1998; Elsa Goveia Lecture, U of the West Indies; W.E.B. DuBois Lecturer, Harvard, 2003, David Skomp Lecture, Indiana U, 2003.

Professional Honors

Phi Beta Kappa Medal for undergraduate teaching, Yale 1972; Caribbean Review Medalist, 1983; William L. Straus, Jr. Professorial Chair, 1984; Smithsonian Council, 1985-91; Litt.D. (Hons.), Trinity College, 1994; Huxley Memorial Lecturer and Medalist, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 1994; Distinguished Lecturer, American Anthropological Association, 1996; LL.D. (Hons.), University of Puerto Rico, 1996; Premio Internacional, Fundación Fernando Ortiz, 2002; LL.D. (Hons.), University of the West Indies, 2006.