About the Program
Duke University Press recently published anthropologist Ann Dunham's "Surviving against the Odds," a revised and edited version of her 1992 University of Hawaii dissertation on metalworking industries in Java, Indonesia. Ms. Dunham, President Barack Obama's mother, died in 1995. The book was edited by Dunham's graduate advisor, Alice Dewey, and fellow graduate student, Nancy Cooper. During this event, part of the American Anthropological Association's annual meeting, Dewey and Cooper were joined by Ann Dunham's daughter, Maya Soetoro-Ng, who wrote the foreword for the book.