Muriel Dimen Papers


Collection Number: GR ASCSA MD 110
Name (s) of Creator (s): Muriel Dimen (1942-2016)
Title: Muriel Dimen Papers
Date [bulk]: 1967-1968
Date [inclusive]: 
Language(s): English
Summary:  447 typescript pages of field notes taken in Greece, in 1967-1968, by anthropologist Muriel Dimen.
Quantity: 0.05 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Seth Schein, 2019.
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Muriel Dimen Papers.

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After attending Vassar and Barnard, Muriel Dimen received her PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University in 1970. She taught for many years at Lehman College before becoming Professor Emeritus in order to begin a second career as a psychoanalyst. She trained and then taught at NYU in the Post-Doctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, while also a Fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU.

Dimen was married to Seth Schein, associate member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in 1967-1968, when she traveled around Greece and conducted ethonographical research in Epirus. She also co-edited together with Ernestine Friedl, Regional Variation in Modern Greece and Cyprus: Toward a Perspective on the Ethnography of Greece, New York 1976.