About

Linda Rabben is an author, anthropologist and human rights activist. Her ninth and tenth books, My Brazil: Reports from the Interior and Journeywoman: A Writer’s Story, were published on Amazon in 2021. Her eighth book, Sanctuary and Asylum: A Social and Political History, is based on research in the US, UK, and Europe. Her other books are about international human rights issues. She is currently working on a book about the social history of stained glass in Baltimore.
Linda did anthropological research on Brazil for more than 30 years and worked as a researcher for Amnesty International. From 2008 to 2010 she coordinated the Refugee Professional Recertification Project for the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. She has spoken about human rights issues to diverse audiences in the US, UK, Ireland and France. Since 2015 she has been an associate research professor of anthropology at the University of Maryland.

Other Works

  • My Brazil: Reports from the Interior

    2021
  • Journeywoman: A Writer's Story

    2020
  • Give Refuge to the Stranger: The Past, Present and Future of Sanctuary

    2011
  • Walking the Forest with Chico Mendes

    2007
  • Brazil's Indians and the Onslaught of Civilization: The Yanomami and the Kayapo

    2004
  • Fierce Legion of Friends: A History of Human Rights Campaigns and Campaigners

    2002
  • Unnatural Selection: The Yanomami, the Kayapo and the Onslaught of Civilization

    1998
  • Rome Has Spoken

    1998

Awards and Recognition

  • Spann Memorial Essay Prize