About the Author
Linda A. Bennett is an associate professor of anthropology at Memphis State University and coordinates the research and training M.A. medical anthropology program. She received her M.A. from Indiana University and her Ph.D. from American University in sociocultural anthropology. As a member of the research faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University Medical Center, she conducted more than a decade of research on family rituals and alcoholism. For several years she has done applied clinical research on alcoholism treatment and collaborative fieldwork in biocultural anthropology in Yugoslavia. Currently at-large member of the governing council of NAPA and coprogram organizer for MSAPA, she was a board member of WAPA from 1981-84; a cofounder of The Alcohol and Drug Study Group; and on the governing council of the Anthropological Society of Washington from 1978-86. She is the author of Personal Choice in Ethnic Identity Maintenance: Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes in Washington, DC.; coeditor of The American Experience with Alcohol: Contrasting Cultural Perspectives; coauthor of The Alcoholic Family; and author of "Treating Alcoholism in a Yugoslav Fashion," East European Quarterly; "Alcohol in Context: Anthropological Perspectives," Drugs and Society; and "Family, Culture and Alcohol," Recent Developments in Alcoholism. Currently, she is beginning a longitudinal study of depression among treated substance abusers in Memphis.