Barbara Phillips

A City Is Always Described From a Highly Personal Viewpoint

E. Barbara Phillips, Ph.D


has been concerned with intercultural & interdisciplinary issues for many years.  Formerly a U.S. diplomat in Africa & India, a workshop leader for OECD in Central Europe, an antipoverty worker in Appalachia, a journalist, & editor of a social science journal and well-travelled curious person, she is Professor Emerita of Sociology & Urban Studies, San Francisco State University. She has also taught at Stanford University, SUNY-Oswego, Utica College, and Onondaga Community College. 

Barbara attended the Institut des Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris during her Sweetbriar Junior Year in France, holds a B.A. (Honors) in History from Northwestern University;  an M.A. (International Relations) from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Medford, MA; a M.P.A. with distinction (Public Administration) from The Maxwell School, Syracuse University, & an interdisciplinary social science Ph.D. from the Maxwell School.  She studied ballet in Chicago, Bharat Natyam in New Delhi, and Bugaku in Tokyo.

She enjoys walking along the banks of the river Lot in La Toulzanie with the nearly bilingual  & (totally) bicontinental dog, Jack la Lang-ue, and listening to authors talk about their books in Berkeley, California, where she lives 8.5 months each year.

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