I first met Connie in 2002 at a meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences Anthropology Section Advisory Board. I was a freshly minted Ph.D. Connie was part of the core group of the Advisory Board. Over the ensuing sixteen years I have learned so much from Connie about research, scholarship, advocacy and about being a good colleague. Perhaps the thing that impressed me most has been Connie's dedication to her students, and her students' students. Each year, as we met to build our speakers series, Connie would be a fierce advocate for the amazing work that they were doing. You could just tell how proud she was! But it wasn't simply about their status as her students. It was about their commitment to social justice, anti-racism work, gender equality, innovative fieldwork and theory, causes for which she too had dedicated her life. I have learned so much about being a good anthropologist from Connie. I will miss her beautiful smile and her fierce passion for justice in the years to come.
—Ken Guest, Baruch College CUNY