Brooklyn Blues Society

Anna Lomax Wood

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.