Martha Lampland

Department of Sociology, UCSD

Martha Lampland received her B.A. (summa cum laude) and M.A. from the University of Minnesota, and her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago. Her specialties include: political economy, history, feminist theory, science studies, social theory, and the symbolic analysis of complex societies. Her book, entitled The Object of Labor: Commodification in Socialist Hungary, analyzes the collectivization of agriculture in Hungary and its social consequences. Other projects include a study of nineteenth century agrarian history in Hungary, analysis of gender images of the Hungarian nation in the nineteenth century, and patterns of Hungarian historical consciousness and revolution in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is working on a project on scientific management in Hungary during the capitalist and socialist periods (1940s-1960s). Lampland is a core faculty member of the Science Studies program.