Faculty & Staff

Janise Hurtig

Prairie Co-Director and Senior Researcher

Janise Hurtig is a senior researcher and co-director of the PRAIRIE Group, and coordinator of the Community Writing and Research Project (CWRP). She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Michigan (1996). She has conducted ethnographic, applied, and participatory research and evaluation in the areas of formal and informal education; gender and feminism; and community development and social change in Venezuela and Chicago. Janise has written about schooling, adult education, literacy, partriarchy, transnationalism and social change in Latin American and the urban United States. She is co-editor of Gender's Place: Feminist Anthropologies of Latin America (Palgrave 2002); author of Coming of Age in Times of Crisis: Youth, Schooling, and Patriarchy in a Venezuelan Town (Palgrave 2008); and co-editor of the community magazine Real Conditions.


1996-PhD Antropology-University of Michigan