Anna L. Wood is an anthropologist and President Emeritus of the Association for Cultural Equity. Her anthropological work has explored the roots of community variation in Italy; disaster recovery; the politics of disaster aid and industrialization; risk factors for poor families; children’s mental health programs; and social groups mediating social service planning and delivery. She has written about lyra and bagpipe traditions among Greek immigrants; Italian folk poetry and Italian immigrant folk music. She was a film editor, a children’s mental health planner, and designed ethnographies at the University of South Florida, where she also taught. Wood has the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic and a Grammy. She follows archeological, sociological, genetic research related to music and culture; poetics, vocal music of pre-modern people.