Hymie Rubenstein

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.