About Me

Lowe  PictureEdward D. Lowe is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Soka University of America.  His research interests concern psychological anthropology, ethnographic and comparative methods, ecocultural studies, poverty and urban studies, kinship, life-span transitions for youth and young adults, and how social, cultural, political, and economic change matters for human well-being.  He conducted research on kinship, family routines, and social change in the islands of Chuuk for over two decades.  He has also studied welfare reform policy, urban poverty, and the production of family routines in the United States for over 15 years.  He has authored or co-authored research articles published in the American Anthropologist; Children and Youth Services Review; Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry; and the Journal of Marriage and the Family. He co-edited Making It Work: Low Wage Employment, Family Life, and Child Development (2006, Russell Sage Foundation) with Hirokazu Yoshikawa and Thomas S. Weisner. He has also authored or co-authored several book chapters, most recently a chapter on ecocultural and mixed-methods approaches to the study of poverty in Methods that Matter: Integrating Mixed Methods for More Effective Social Science Research (2016, Univ. of Chicago Press). Since 2012, Prof. Lowe has been the Editor of Ethos: The Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology.