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H. Russell Bernard

Dir (ACD) + Rsrch Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Research Professor and Director, ISSR
TEMPE Campus


H. Russell Bernard is a cultural anthropologist specializing in technology and social change; language death; and social network analysis. He is a research professor in the ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change, the director of ASU’s Institute for Social Science Research and a professor emeritus of the University of Florida.

Bernard has taught or done research at universities in the U.S., Greece, Japan and Germany. Since 1987, he has participated in National Science Foundation-sponsored summer courses on research methods and design.

He is former editor of Human Organization and the American Anthropologist and is the current editor of Field Methods. Bernard's books include Research Methods in Anthropology: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches; Social Research Methods; Analyzing Qualitative Data: Systematic Approaches, with Gery Ryan; and Native Ethnography, with Jesús Salinas Pedraza.

Bernard was the 2003 recipient of the Franz Boas Award from the American Anthropological Association and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.


PhD, Cultural Anthropology, University of Illinois