Mukhopadhyay, Carol C.

Mukhopadhyay, Carol C.

Date Updated




Academic Rank

Professor Emerita

Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

University Of California, Riverside, Anthropology, 1980 Ph.D.

California State University, Los Angeles, Anthropology, 1972 M.A.

University of California, Berkeley, Education, 1965 B.A.

University of California, Berkeley, History, 1964 B.A.

Teaching Experience

Department of Anthropology, SJSU

Selected Publications

Carol C. Mukhopadhyay. "Review: Dolan, Josephine and Estella Tincknell, eds. Aging Femininities: Troubling Representations." Anthropology & Aging Vol. 37 Iss. 1 (2016) p. 57 - 58 ISSN: 2374-2267

Carol Mukhopadhyay and Rosemary Henze. How Real is Race? A Sourcebook on Race, Culture and Biology, 2nd Edition. 2ndLanham, MD(2014)

Personal Commentary

Dr. Mukhopadhyay is a cultural anthropolgist whose teaching and research specialties are gender, family, sexuality, multicultural education, culture-cognition, and methodology. Her research has focused on gendered activities, in households, politics, and particularly in science & engineering. This has involved fieldwork in both the United States and India.
She also has 40 years experience teaching, doing research, consulting, and publishing in the area of race-gender-education-culture. Most recently, she served as a Key Advisor on the American Anthropological Association's public education project and traveling museum exhibit, RACE: Are We So Different?

Dr. Mukhopadhyay retired from teaching at SJSU in January 2011 and now is Professor Emerita. She plans to continue her professional research, publishing, and consulting activities as well as having more time for her favorite hobbies [especially chamber music!] and for travel with her spouse.


Mukhopadhyay, Carol C.