- Hervé Varenne
Teachers College, Columbia University
HERVE VARENNE is professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University. As a cultural anthropologist, his major interests center on the processes that produce particular conditions for human beings in history, and their consequences. His most recent book, written with Ray McDermott, deals with the consequences of American schooling (Successful Failure, Westview 1998). Three recent articles develop the themes: with Ray McDermott, "Reconstructing Culture" (In New Horizons in the Ethnography of Education, ed. G. Spindler, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006); with Mary Cotter, "Dr. Mom? Constituting, and Playing with, Statuses during Hospital Labor" (Human Studies, 2006); and “On NCATE Standards and Culture at Work” (Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 2007).