Patten teaches Medical Anthropology, Archaeology and Human Evolution, Anthropology
of Tourism and Cultural Anthropology at Macalester. She is an expert on culture as a
factor in health and can discuss the cultural definitions of illness. She can also talk
about the critical link between agricultural development programs, especially those which
focus on income-generating projects for rural women and the health of families. 

Patten has been teaching at Macalester since 1987. 

EDUCATION: B.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota; M.S., Iowa State University 



"Organizational Responses to Agricultural Intensification in Anloga, Ghana." (with G.K. Nukunya), African Studies Review (1982)


"Cross-Cultural Interactions: The Transition and Reentry Processes." (with D.M. Warren), Anthropology & Humanism Quarterly (1981)