Clayton Robarchek, PhD

Clayton Robarchek was born in McCook, Nebraska, in 1939.  He completed his BA in anthropology at the University of Nebraska in 1970, and his PhD at the University of California, Riverside in 1977. He has conducted archaeological research in the Mojave Desert of California and Nevada and has completed four long-term ethnographic field-research projects, two among the Semai of Peninsular Malaysia and two among the Waorani of the upper Amazon in Ecuador. The latter projects were supported by The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation and the United States Institute for Peace. He has taught in the California State University system at Los Angeles, Bakersfield, and Chico; at the University of California, Riverside; and at Wichita State University where he served as Chair and Graduate Coordinator of Anthropology. He also served as a Senior Fulbright-Hays lecturer in Anthropology at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Publications include numerous articles in professional journals and edited volumes and, with Carole Robarchek, the monograph Waorani: The Contexts of Violence and War (Harcourt Brace 1998).


The 2007 Conference