Billie Jean Isbell, 1937 - 2021

November 23, 2021

Billie Jean Isbell, professor emerita of anthropology at Cornell University, died June 26, 2021, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

There will be a celebration of life for Billie Jean Isbell via Zoom at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11.

Billie Jean was an Andeanist and prize winning ethnographer who was a member of the department from 1976 until her retirement in 2002. Her obituary in Anthropology News is here

Please contact Catherine Allen at if you'd like to attend this virtual event.