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Department of Anthropology

Laura Klein

Professor of Anthropology

Laura Klein Profile Photo
  • Professional
  • Personal


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, New York University, 1975
  • M.A., New York University, 1970
  • B.A., New York University, 1968


  • Women and Men in World Cultures, (McGraw-Hill, 2003) : View Book
  • Women and Power in Native North America co-authored with Lillian A. Ackerman, (University of Oklahoma Press, 2000) : View Book
  • Global Perspectives: A Handbook for Understanding Global Issues co-authored with Ann Kelleher, (Prentice-Hall, 1998) : View Book


Laura Klein joined the faculty at PLU in 1979. She earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from New York University with a dissertation topic on women and local level politics in a Tlingit community. She has continued to write about gender and Tlingit issues and has increasingly focused on ethnohistory and medicine. She is currently working with a Jamestown S’Klallam elder videotaping stories and important cultural events. She is the author of Global Perspectives: A Handbook for Understanding Global Issues (Prentice-Hall) with Ann Kelleher, Native American Women and Power (Oklahoma) with Lillian A Ackerman, and Women and Men in World Cultures (McGraw-Hill).