Chapter 19 - Abstract and author bios

19. Frontiers of Cultural Property in the Global South

Rosemary Coombe

Rosemary J. Coombe is the Tier One Canada Research Chair in Law, Communication and Culture at York University in Toronto, where she teaches in the Department of Anthropology, the York and Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture, and the Graduate Program in Socio-legal Studies. She holds a joint doctorate in Law and Anthropology from Stanford University. She has been awarded visitorships at Harvard, MIT, Iowa, American, De Paul, the University of Chicago and the University of California and has held research fellowships at the University of Utrecht, the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, and the University of Göttingen. Her award-winning book The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties (1998) was reprinted in 2008 by Duke University Press. Other publications and works in progress may be found at