Re: Request for info on deceased professor

karl h schwerin (schwerin@UNM.EDU)
Mon, 27 Nov 1995 13:31:43 -0700

On Tue, 21 Nov 1995, Adrienne Dearmas wrote:

> At the meetings in Washington, I discovered that a former professor of mine,
> Dr. Virginia Lee Barnes Dean, had died. I have been looking for her for the
> past five years as she inspired me to research female genital mutilation.
> Perhaps this is a morbid request, but seeing as she died only two years after
> I last saw her and to the best of my knowledge, she was not medically ill, I
> want to know how and why she died. A woman familiar with her work told me she
> committed suicide. I was out of academia when Dr. Barnes died, but if there
> was anything published about her death in July of 1990, I would appreciate
> the reference. Thank you.
> - Adrienne

There is a brief obituary for Virigina Lee Barnes Dean in the December
1990 Anthropology Newsletter.

Karl Schwerin SnailMail: Dept. of Anthropology
Univ. of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131

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