Hymie Rubenstein is Professor of Anthropology at the
University of Manitoba where he has been teaching since 1973.
He was born in Toronto in 1943 and is a triple-degree holder
from the University of Toronto (B.A., 1966; M.A. 1968; Ph.D.
1976). His doctoral research (1969-72) took him to the small
Eastern Caribbean country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
where he has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork ever since.
This research has resulted in two books and dozens of articles
on such topics as peasant family life, community organization,
labour migration, and small farming. He is currently writing
about the social and economic implications of marijuana
production, consumption, and exchange in St. Vincent and has
just published two journal articles on this topic ("Ganja and
Globalization: A Caribbean Case-Study." 2000. Global
Development Studies 2(1&2):223-250; "Reefer Madness
Caribbean Style." 2000. Journal of Drug Issues 30(3):465-497.)
Dr. Rubenstein has been interested in Canadian public policy
issues since 1995 and has written dozens of newspaper and other
pieces on such topics as academic accountability, student
performance standards, pay equity, and unionization. He is a
foreign fellow of the American Anthropological Association and
has been a Canadian Who's Who biographee since 1994.