Current Position: Professor Emeritus, Harvard University Department of Anthropology
Brief Bio: Sally Falk Moore, a legal anthropologist and lawyer since 1945 began her career
in a Wall Street Law firm and then became a staff attorney at the International Military Tribunal
at Nuremberg. She returned to Columbia University for her doctorate in anthropology, graduating in
1957. Dr. Moore developed and chaired the department of anthropology at the University of Southern
California (USC) (1963-1977). She also taught at the University of California at Los Angeles and Yale
before joining the Harvard University faculty in 1981. From 1985 to 1989, she served as dean of Harvardís
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. A groundbreaker in the field of legal anthropology, Dr. Moore was
named Huxley Memorial Medalist and Lecturer for 1999, becoming the second woman to be so honored by the
Royal Anthropological Institute in London in its 100-year history. Moore has been an honorary research
fellow at University College in London, a visiting professor at Yale University, and research associate
at the University of Dar es Salaam. She has received a number of awards including a Guggenheim (1995-96),
USC's Dart Award for innovative teaching (1971), and Columbia University's Ansley Prize (1957). She is
also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Research Interests: law; politics; kinship; social structure; Africa
- Moore, Sally Falk. Law As Process: An Anthropological Approach. London ; Boston: Routledge & K. Paul, 1978
- Moore, Sally Falk. Power and Property in Inca Peru. Morningside Heights, New York: Columbia University Press, 1958.
- Moore, Sally Falk. Anthropology and Africa: Changing Perspectives on a Changing Scene. Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1994.