Parker Shipton, Associate Professor (tenured 1994), Department of Anthropology, Boston University.
"University Service At B.U.: Director of Undergraduate studies in Anthropology, BU, 1997 to 2000. African Studies Center (daily activity). Member of numerous University, Department, and Center committees, including the University Promotions and Tenure Committee (UPT) and the Social Sciences Curriculum Committee. Co-organized Walter Rodney Seminar Series at African Studies Center, 2004-5. At Harvard: Co-chair (with David Maybury-Lewis and Pauline Peters) of M.A. Program in the Anthropology of Social Change and Development, Harvard, 1984-94. Member of numerous other university, department, and institute committees. Co-organized and co-chaired series of occasional seminars on anthropology and international development, at Harvard, 1985-9. Nonresident Affiliate, John Winthrop House, 1984-present." 
Other Grants, Honors, and Awards 
- 2008 Melville J. Herskovits Award, African Studies Association (for book, The Nature of Entrustment).
- 1999 Grant (designated), Ford Foundation and Boston University African Studies Center, for research in Kenya.
- 1994-9 Faculty Associate, Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID), Harvard University.
- 1987 Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and Social Science Research Council (SSRC), for research on rural credit and debt in Kenya. Used 10/91 - 1/92
- 1986 Grant, U.S. Agency for International Development, for research on land rights and population in Kenya, in 1987-9. Principle researcher.