Alexander Mamak was born and grew up in Hong Kong. He went to the United States
for his tertiary education, earned a Ph.D. degree in Social Anthropology, then
spent the major part of his career identifying the social ramifications of
development projects and policy changes on indigenous populations in the South
Pacific, Colombia, Australia, and the United States. He has published
extensively on these topics including Race, Class and Rebellion in the South
Pacific and Paradise Postponed: Essays on Research and Development.
Alexander has taught
Anthropology and Sociology at a number of universities, including the University
of California at Berkeley, the University of New South Wales in Sydney, and the
Chinese University of Hong Kong.
He recently retired from the City and County of
San Francisco where he served as Director of Communications and Public Affairs
for the past 15 years. He currently lives with his family in San Francisco.
Books by Alexander Mamak
The Best of Both Worlds