Ann Dunham Anthropologist

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.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 29th, 1942
Place of birth
Wichita, Kansas, United States of America
United States of America
Date of death
November 7th, 1995 at age of 52
Place of death
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Cause of death
Uterine cancer
English American,White American,French American
Places lived
Wichita , Kansas
pop. 386,552 (2013)




1. University of Hawaii at Manoa Colleges/University

- 1992 Doctorate / Anthropology

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is a public, co-educational university and is the flagship campus of the greater University of Hawaiʻi system. The school is located in Mānoa, an urban neighborhood community of Honolulu CDP, City and County of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, United States, approximately three miles east and inland from downtown Honolulu and one mile (1.6 km) from Ala Moana and Waikīkī. The campus occupies the eastern half of the mouth of the greater Mānoa Valley. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is governed by the Hawaiʻi State Legislature and a semi-autonomous Board of Regents, which in turn hires a president to be administrator. The university campus houses the main offices of the UH System.

Type Public school
2012. 186 mil. $
2010. 154 mil. $
Institution colors
2500 Campus Road, 96822 - Honolulu, Hawaii
2013. 52,849
2012. 14,655
2010. 13,912
2009. 13,952
2006. 20,000
2013. 6,092
2012. 5,771
2010. 6,425
Acceptance rate
2012. 81.2 %
2010. 71.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 9.84 K $
2011. 9.1 K $
2010. 8.1 K $
2009. 7.17 K $
2008. 6.26 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Hawaii at Manoa connected by profession and/or age

b. 1908., Anthropologist
b. 1941., Judge
b. 1938., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1942., Professor
b. 1946., Politician
b. 1942., Politician
b. 1945., Physician
b. 1941., Politician

2. University of Washington Colleges/University

University of Washington (commonly referred to as UW or Washington) is a public research university in Seattle, Washington, United States. Founded in 1861, UW is the largest university in the Northwest, one of the oldest universities on the West Coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world.

Institution info

Type Flagship university
2013. 2.35 bil. $
Institution colors
Room 139, 98195 - Seattle, Washington
2013. 28,754
2010. 29,307
2009. 28,575
2006. 27,836
2013. 13,695
2010. 13,144
2006. 9,886
Acceptance rate
2012. 59.2 %
2011. 58.4 %
2010. 58.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 11.3 K $
2011. 10.6 K $
2010. 8.7 K $
2009. 7.69 K
2008. 6.8 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Washington connected by profession and/or age

b. 1899., Anthropologist
b. 1967., Anthropologist
b. 1918., Anthropologist
b. 1945., Novelist
b. 1943., Academic
b. 1937., Politician
b. 1947., Historian
b. 1943., Novelist

3. Mercer Island High School Public high school

- 1960

Mercer Island High School (MIHS) is a public high school located in Mercer Island, Washington in the U.S., as part of the Mercer Island School District.

Type State school
Institution colors
9100 Se 42nd, 98040 - Mercer Island, Washington
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Mercer Island High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1974., Organization founder
b. 1971., Comedian
b. 1950., Basketball Center
b. 1983., American Football Fullback
b. 1966., Basketball Coach
b. 1967., Baseball Pitcher
b. 1975., Actor
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