Author Information

Tanya Gulevich

Growing up in the culturally diverse San Francisco Bay area and listening to the stories of her immigrant grandparents kindled Tanya Gulevich's interest in the study of other cultures. At Oberlin College she pursued interests in European history, sociology, and Asian Studies. Later she obtained an M.A. and Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Gulevich has always enjoyed learning about other ways of life through firsthand experience and has traveled in many countries, including France, Greece, Turkey, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and Tibet. She speaks Spanish and has also studied French and Chinese. Other interests include music, dance, ritual, celebration, and cuisine. Her favorite holidays are Christmas and Halloween.