Michael M. Cernea

Michael M. Cernea (born 1931) is an American-Romanian social scientist who introduced sociological and anthropological approaches into the World Bank. He worked as the World Banks Senior Adviser for Sociology and Social Policy until 1997. He has published on a wide range of the effects of development, including social change, social forestry, participation, grassroots organizations, and population resettlement. He is an author of the term "development-induced displacement and resettlement"

Freidenberg reports Cernea as arguing that "Development Anthropology is a Contact Sport".[1]


Key publications


  1. "Development Anthropology is a Contact Sport" An Oral History Interview with Michael M. Cernea by Judith Freidenberg Human Organization, December 1, 2007
  2. "Academia Română homepage" (in Romanian). acad.ro. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
  3. "Solon T. Kimball Award for Public and Applied Anthropology". aaanet.org. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  4. "Malinowski Award Recipients". sfaa.net. Retrieved 28 February 2013.

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