Albert Wahrhaftig

Albert Wahrhaftig retired after a long career as Professor of Anthropology at Sonoma State University where he was honored with the Service-Learning Founders Award “in recognition of career achievements and contributions in linking Sonoma State University with the community through teaching, scholarship, and service.”

Albert’s involvements in researching and service among Spanish speaking populations includes projects in Mayan communities in Chiapas Mexico, in Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mexico and in Huehuetla, Puebla, Mexico, and two years of Peace Corps service in community development among Paez and Guambiano populations in Colombia.

In Sonoma County, Albert and his students have put anthropology to practical use in projects with the Indochinese-American Council, the Sonoma County Task Force on Homelessness, the Sonoma State University Preventing Homelessness Project, and the Burbank Housing Development Corporation.  He looks forward to continuing his career of community service through involvement with the varied activities of KBBF. He is available at