Kathryn March┬áis a Professor in Anthropology, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Asian Studies. She has worked on questions of anthropology, gender, and social change in Himalayan Asia since 1973. Her present interests in the political and economic pressures on local ethnic communities have evolved directly from earlier commitments to understanding how society and culture interact through time, and how individual people’s lives are framed within these contexts, with particular reference to gender, women’s lives, and social justice. In approaching these issues, she attends most carefully to language and ritual, broadly conceived. Most of her evidence is drawn from interviews, life histories, and personal stories to explore how people talk about what concerns them. In addition, she is interested in the different ways in which people relate their own experiences and reflections to larger cultural and esthetic frameworks, such as those of ritual, religion and song. March contributed to the important perspective of cultural anthropology to the Evolving Family Project.