An Interview with Marilyn Strathern: Kinship and Career

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The interview was conducted in September 1996 in Cambridge. Marilyn Strathern (MS) and Janet Carsten (JC) had been colleagues at the University of Manchester’s Department of Social Anthropology until September 1993, when Marilyn Strathern left to take up the William Wyse Professorship at the University of Cambridge, where she remained until retirement in 2008. Janet Carsten joined Edinburgh in October of the same year, where she is presently Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology. (Supplementary questions, reflecting back on the earlier interview, were put to Marilyn Strathern by the editors of the special issue in 2013.)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-281
JournalTheory, Culture & Society
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2014


  • choice
  • England
  • feminism
  • kinship
  • NRTs
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Marilyn Strathern


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