Dr. Tim Roufs

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Professional Title
Professor of Anthropology

Education

 

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Minnesota (1971)
M.A., Anthropology, University of Minnesota (1967)
A.B., Sociology, University of Notre Dame (1965)

 

Tim Roufs’ specializations include cultural anthropology, anthropology of food, Middle America, culture and personality, sociocultural change—applied, and prehistoric cultures. He has done fieldwork in Mexico, Hungary, and on the Leech Lake Reservation in Minnesota. A major project from Leech Lake has been the preparation of a biography of Paul Buffalo.

 

Tim has served three times as Director of UMD's Study in England Program at the University of Birmingham, and in 1989-1990 was a Fulbright Fellow at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. He has taught more students at UMD than any other instructor or professor in the history of the school.

 

Tim and his Hearing Assistant Partner Bentley are graduates of the Can Do Canine Assistance Dog training program in New Hope, MN. You can read more about Tim and Bentley here.

Tim is the husband of Kim Smyth Roufs. Together Tim and Kim have published Sweet Treats around the World (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2014).

 

Select Publications

 

  • Roufs, Timothy G. 2019. Gabe-bines, "Forever Flying Bird": Teachings from Paul Peter BuffaloVol.1, Year-Round in the Early Years. Minneapolis, MN: Wise Ink. (For the Minnesota Historical Society, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, and the American Indian Learning Resource Center of the University of Minnesota Duluth.) 28 June 2019.
  • Roufs, Timothy G. 2019. Gabe-bines, "Forever Flying Bird": Teachings from Paul Peter BuffaloVol.2, Wenabozho and the Way We Think About the World. Minneapolis, MN: Wise Ink. (For the Minnesota Historical Society, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, and the American Indian Learning Resource Center of the University of Minnesota Duluth.) 28 June 2019.
  • Roufs, Timothy G. 2019. Gabe-bines, "Forever Flying Bird": Teachings from Paul Peter BuffaloVol.3, Living Amongst the Whites . . . the Best We Can. Minneapolis, MN: Wise Ink. (For the Minnesota Historical Society, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, and the American Indian Learning Resource Center of the University of Minnesota Duluth.) 28 June 2019.
  • Roufs, Timothy G. 2018. "Booyah." From We Eat What?: A Cultural Encyclopedia of Unusual Foods in the United States, by Jonathan Deutsch, (Ed.). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, pp. 30-36.
  • Roufs, Timothy G. 2018. "Hot Dish." From We Eat What?: A Cultural Encyclopedia of Unusual Foods in the United States, by Jonathan Deutsch, (Ed.). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, pp. 171-176.
  • Roufs, Timothy G. 2018. "Potica." From We Eat What?: A Cultural Encyclopedia of Unusual Foods in the United States, by Jonathan Deutsch, (Ed.). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, pp. 249-258.

 

Courses Taught

 

 

Web site: https://www.d.umn.edu/~troufs/