Born to Irving W. and Mae (Bodin) M. in New York City.
Graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in physics and mathematics, magna cum laude, from Smith College.
Earns a Doctor of Anthropology from Columbia University.
Marries Franklin C. Southworth on June 21.
Teaches as an associate professor at the Herbert H. Lehman College and City University Graduate Center until 1973.
Teaches as a professor at the Herbert H. Lehman College and City University Graduate Center until 2004.
Publishes “Agriculture and Social Structure in Tamil Nadu: Past Origins, Present Transformations, and Future Prospects.”
Publishes “Social Anthropology of Peasantry.”
Publishes “Where Have All the Men Gone? and “Female-Headed/Female Supported Households: A Cross Cultural Comparison.”
Publishes “Mixed Blessings: Women and Religious Fundamentalism.”
Teaches as a visiting lecturer within the Achutha Menon Center of the Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences.
Is named professor emerita of the Herbert H. Lehman College and City University Graduate Center.
Becomes chair of The Second Chance Foundation and continues in this role.
Continues to contribute as a fellow of the American Anthropology Association and the Society of Applied Anthropology.
Maintains membership with the Association of Women in Development and the Society of International Development, among other organizations.