David M. Guss
Class of 1965 - Honored 2005
Syracuse University, B.A., Political Science and Fine Arts and Literature
University of California, Los Angeles, M.A. in Folklore and Mythology
University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D. in Anthropology
Career Highlights
Associate Professor, Tufts University, Department of Anthropology
Associate, Folklore and Mythology Program, Harvard University
Visiting Assistant Professor, Vassar College, Department of Anthropology
Fieldwork in the Boston area and throughout Latin America
Poet, Translator, Editor, Folklorist and Anthropologist

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards
Rockefeller Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Mellon Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities
UCLA Distinguished Scholar Award

Publications Include:
Watunna: An Orinoco Creation Cycle
The Language of the Birds: Tales, Tests, and Poems of Interspecies Communications
The Selected Poetry of Vicente Huidobro
To Weave and Sing: Art, Symbol, and Narrative in the South American Rain Forest
The Festive State: Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism as Cultural Performance
Five Meters of Poems