Dr. Barry Rodrigue: Historical Archeologist and Geographer continues Historical Investigation
Barry Rodrigue is a professor of anthropology at the School for Liberal Arts, Symbiosis International University, Pune, Maharashtra, India. He began his career in Alaska, where he established the journal, Archipelago, to bring together cultural materials from around the North Pacific. One of the projects led to a Folkways Records production, The Southeast Alaska Folk Tradition, now part of the Smithsonian Institution’s Global Sound series. As a Fulbright Scholar, he worked as a research geographer at Laval University, from where he co-authored a regional history for the Quebec National Institute of Scientific Research. As an associate professor of humanities at the University of Southern Maine, a reviewer described his anthology, Voyages: A Maine Franco-American Reader, as the best book in American Studies for 2007. A state-certified archaeologist who contracts for cultural resource management surveys, as well as an editor for professional studies, his clients include the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Australian National University, and the US Open World Leadership Program. A founder of the International Big History Association and the Asian Big History Federation, he serves as their international coordinator as well as a research professor in the Eurasian Center for Megahistory and System Forecasting (Russian Academy of Sciences). He lives in Vermont and Maharashtra with his wife Penelope Markle and their son, Dimitri.
Dr. Barry Rodrigue answers questions about himself, his career and his travels.