Serena Nanda is professor emeritus of anthropology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Her most recent book is "The Gift of a Bride: A Tale of Anthropology, Matrimony and Murder",a novel set in an Indian immigrant community in New York City. Her other published works include CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 10th Edition; CULTURE COUNTS: A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY; NEITHER MAN NOR WOMAN: THE HIJRAS OF INDIA, winner of the 1990 Ruth Benedict Prize; AMERICAN CULTURA
Richard L. Warms is professor of anthropology at Texas State University-San Marcos. His published works include CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 10th Edition; CULTURE COUNTS: A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY: AN INTRODUCTORY HISTORY; and SACRED REALMS: ESSAYS IN RELIGION, BELIEF, AND SOCIETY. Warms also wrote journal articles on commerce, religion, and ethnic identity in West Africa; African exploration and romanticism; and African veterans of French colonial armed forces. His interests in anthropology were kindled by college courses and by his experiences as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa. He has traveled extensively in Africa, Europe, and most recently, Japan. Dr. Warms continues to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology every year, but also teaches classes in anthropological theory, the anthropology of religion, economic anthropology, and film at the undergraduate and graduate levels.