Ann Dunham

Anthropologist from United States of America

Stanley Ann Dunham (November 29, 1942 – November 7, 1995), the mother of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, was an American anthropologist who specialized in economic anthropology and rural development. Dunham was nicknamed Anna, later known as Dr. Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro, and finally Ann Dunham Sutoro. Born in Wichita, Kansas, Dunham spent her childhood in California, Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas and her teenage years in Mercer Island, Washington, and most of her adult life in Hawaii and Indonesia. Dunham studied at the East–West Center and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, where she attained a bachelor's in anthropology or mathematics and master's and Ph.D. in anthropology. Interested in craftsmanship, weaving and the role of women in cottage industries, Dunham's research focused on women's work on the island of Java and blacksmithing in Indonesia. To address the problem of poverty in rural villages, she created microcredit programs while working as a consultant for the United States Agency for International Development. Dunham was also employed by the Ford Foundation in Jakarta and she consulted with the Asian Development Bank in Pakistan.  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro,ann_dunham,Stanley Ann Dunham,Ann Dunham Soetoro
Date of birth
Place of birth
Fort Leavenworth
United States of America
Madelyn Dunham, Stanley Armour Dunham
Barack Obama Sr. Lolo Soetoro
Barack Obama Maya Soetoro-Ng


Institution From To
Mercer Island High School 1960
University of Hawaii at Manoa 1992
University of Washington


Date of death
Cause of death
Ovarian cancer,Cancer,Uterine cancer
Place of death
Place of burial
Pacific Ocean

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