Steven Borish

Associate Professor

Department of Human Development & Women's Studies

(510) 885-3598
MI 3059
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Steven Borish has multiple interests, including anthropology, biology, human language, and human evolution. Inspired by living in an Israeli agricultural commune and later a hippie commune in Northern California, he went on to study communal living in the alternative educational systems of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. Borish is the author of many articles and several books including: Danish Social Movements in a Time of Global Destabilization, The Land of the Living: The Danish Folk High Schools and Denmark's Non-Violent Path to Modernization, and With Open Eyes: A Meeting with the Danish Folk High School. Borish, who speaks eight languages, held several teaching positions before arriving at CSUEB, including at Swarthmore College and the University of Stockholm. He has twice served as a Fulbright Scholar, once at the University of Copenhagen, in Denmark, and once at the University of Trondheim, in Norway. He has also done field research in East Africa, in Somalia, and in Israel, on an Israeli kibbutzim.


  • B.A., Carlton College
  • M.S. and Ph.D., Stanford University (Anthropology)


Fall Quarter 2014
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
HDEV 320102Theories Of Human DevelopmentM6:30PM10:00PMMI-3047Hayward Campus View Books
HDEV 380002Human Deve and InteractionARR WEB-ONLINEOnline Campus View Books
HDEV 380003Human Deve and InteractionARR WEB-ONLINEOnline Campus View Books
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