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About Jack Weatherford, Retired

Weatherford holds an honorary doctorate from Chinggis Khan College of Mongolia. His book Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modem World, published in Mongolia in 2003 and in English in 2004, was on the New York Times best-sellers list for hardback and paperback. Other books include The History of Money and Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World.
Weatherford's books and articles have been translated into Russian, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish, Portuguese and Mongolian. Student research assistants have traveled with him to Asia, the Caribbean, South America and West Africa. He has appeared on radio and television programs around the country, including the The Today Show, ABC Evening News with Peter Jennings, Geraldo's Now It Can Be Told, The Larry King Show and Kevin Costner's Five Hundred Nations.
Weatherford has been teaching at Macalester since 1983.
EDUCATION: B.A., M.A., M.A., University of South Carolina; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego; Post-Doctural degree, Duke University


Present DeWitt Wallace Professor of Anthropology, Macalester College


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Honors and Awards

  • Mass Media Award, National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1994
  • Anthropology in the Media Award, American Anthropological Association, 1992
  • Minnesota Book Award, 1989 and 1992


  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Modern World
  • Nomads

Contact Information

Macalester College
Carnegie 04E
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 696-6144


Articles (20)

Books (12)