MINTURN, Ann Leigh. Chicago 1.7.1928 — 31.10.1999. U.S. Cross-Cultural Scholar. Daughter of Harold D. Minturn and Emma Hamsher. Graduated 1949 from Mount Holyoke College. M.A. 1952 and Ph.D. 1954 Radcliffe College, in Social Psychology. From 1954 Research Associate at Cornell University, 1958-67 at University of Illinois. Then taught at University of Colorado in Boulder, retired 1997 as Professor of Social Psychology. Died in an air crash in Egypt. Fieldwork on Rajputs of Khalapur in the 1960s. Married in the 1950s Harry Triandis, divorced.

Publications: With W. W. Lambert: Mothers of Six Cultures. Antecedents of Child Rearing. 12+351 p. N.Y. 1964.

– With J. T. Hitchcock: The Rājpūts of Khalapur. 158 p. N.Y. 1966.

– Sita’s Daughters: Coming Out of Purdah: The Rajput Women of Khalapur Revisited. 14+371 p. N.Y. 1993.

Sources: F.F. Conlon, Journal of Asian Studies 59, 2000, 225f.; Colorado Obituary and Death Notice Archive (

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