It is with great sadness that I must report the death of David Maybury-Lewis on December 2,
2008 2007. David Maybury-Lewis was the Edward C. Henderson Professor Emeritus at Harvard University.
David was an eminent scholar of Amazonia, an enthusiastic teacher and mentor to generations of students, and an untiring advocate for indigenous peoples around the world. In 1972 he founded Cultural Survival, an international organization to support and promote the voices and rights of indigenous groups. He received his Ph.D. from Oxford in 1956, joined the Harvard faculty in 1960, and served several terms as Chair of the Department of Anthropology between 1971 and 1981.
The family has not yet announced plans for a funeral and memorial service. As soon as further details are available, I will distribute them.
Please join me in extending condolences to David’s family in this time of bereavement.
Department of Anthropology