Professor Scott M. Lacy, Ph.D.

Professor Scott M. Lacy
  • Fairfield University
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
Anthropology inspires us to integrate multiple perspectives to enthusiastically explore our human condition and all its history and diversity.

Scott M. Lacy is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Fairfield University in Connecticut, where he teaches anthropology, environmental studies, and black studies courses. He earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his research interests include cross-cultural knowledge production, food systems, intellectual property rights associated with seed, and the anthropology of happiness.

In addition to being an award-winning teacher and two-time Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Lacy is a coauthor of two popular textbooks, Applying Anthropology and Applying Cultural Anthropology, and he has published a number of book chapters and articles that document cross-cultural knowledge production in agriculture, community development, engineering, and even nanotechnology. Dr. Lacy has presented his work as a consultant or keynote speaker for numerous organizations, including Engineers Without Borders and the Peace Corps. His nonprofit and academic work has been featured in two major documentaries: Sustaining Life and Nyogonfe: Together.

Dr. Lacy has worked in Mali since 1994, when he first served in the Peace Corps. Since then, he has partnered with family farmers, teachers, community leaders, plant scientists, engineers, and a host of other knowledge specialists in Mali and throughout the world. He is also the founder and executive director of African Sky, a nonprofit organization that serves hardworking farm families in rural Mali, West Africa.

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  1. Anthropology and the Study of Humanity Sale

    Anthropology and the Study of Humanity

    Scott M. Lacy
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    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $29.95 $69.95 $29.95$69.95
    What does it mean to be human? Where did we come from? And what unites us in our diversity today? Tackle these questions and more in Anthropology and the Study of Humanity, a comprehensive survey one of the world’s most engaging sciences. In 24 wide-ranging lectures, Professor Scott Lacy of Fairfield University takes you on a journey through the world of anthropology, or the study of humanity across time and space.
  2. (Set) Anthropology and the Study of Humanity & Death, Dying, and the Afterlife Set

    (Set) Anthropology and the Study of Humanity & Death, Dying, and the Afterlife

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $299.90 Starting at $299.90 $539.90 $299.90$539.90
    Travel across time and space to learn the full story of humanity, from birth to death, with this two-course set. Start by exploring the theory and field applications of an ultimately human science with Anthropology and the Study of Humanity. Then, take a wide-ranging look at an undeniably confounding and fascinating subject with Death, Dying, and the Afterlife: Lessons from World Cultures.
  3. (Set) Anthropology and the Study of Humanity & Archaeology Set on sale

    (Set) Anthropology and the Study of Humanity & Archaeology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $415.00 Starting at $53.90 $124.90 $53.90$124.90
    From our tree-dwelling primate ancestors through today's globally connected citizens, look at humans through the lens of history with this two-course set. Learn the full story of humanity—and what connects us in all our diversity with Anthropology and the Study of Humanity. Then, visit majestic sites of the past and discover what they teach us with Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites.
  4. (Set) Anthropology and the Study of Humanity & Customs of the World Set

    (Set) Anthropology and the Study of Humanity & Customs of the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
    Take a deep dive into biology, archaeology, language, and culture with this two course set. Discover the answers to what makes us human with Anthropology and the Study of Humanity. Then, get practical tips and crucial context for greeting, interacting with, and even managing people from other parts of the world with Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are.
  5. (Set) Anthropology and the Study of Humanity & Understanding Cultural and Human Geography Set

    (Set) Anthropology and the Study of Humanity & Understanding Cultural and Human Geography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $299.90 Starting at $299.90 $539.90 $299.90$539.90
    Travel across time and space to learn the full story of humanity—and what connects us in all our diversity today with this two-course set. Find out where we came from with Anthropology and the Study of Humanity. Then, survey the geographical context for human activity with Understanding Cultural and Human Geography.
  6. (Set) Food, Science, and the Human Body & Anthropology and the Study of Humanity Set

    (Set) Food, Science, and the Human Body & Anthropology and the Study of Humanity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $369.90 Starting at $369.90 $654.90 $369.90$654.90
    Look at life through the eyes of an anthropologist with this two-course set. Join an award-winning anthropologist and National Geographic for an exploration of the evolution of the human diet in Food, Science, and the Human Body. Then, gain a complete understanding of one of the world’s most engaging — and human — sciences with Anthropology and the Study of Humanity.
  7. (Set) Anthropology and the Study of Humanity & Understanding Japan Set

    (Set) Anthropology and the Study of Humanity & Understanding Japan

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $299.90 Starting at $299.90 $539.90 $299.90$539.90
    Biology, archaeology, language, and culture—gain insight into these subjects with this set of two courses. Discover the transformative power of anthropology with Anthropology and the Study of Humanity. Then, join the Smithsonian to take an unforgettable tour of Japanese life and culture with Understanding Japan: A Cultural History.
  8. (Set) Ancient Civilizations of North America & Anthropology and the Study of Humanity Set

    (Set) Ancient Civilizations of North America & Anthropology and the Study of Humanity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $299.90 Starting at $299.90 $539.90 $299.90$539.90
    Get to know the humans who walked the world before us with this two-course set. Start by exploring the astounding accomplishments of the Ancient Civilizations of North America. Then, in Anthropology and the Study of Humanity, you will gain a complete understanding of one of the world’s most engaging — and human — sciences.