see also Sweet Treats biographical information, and Meet Your
Professor (Slides: .pptx .pdf)
Tim Roufs teaches Anthropology of Food, Cultural Anthropology, Anthropology of Europe, Culture and Personality, Understanding Global Cultures, Prehistoric Cultures, and Ancient Middle
America. And for more than a quarter century he also taught Advanced
Writing: Social Sciences.
Tim's specializations include cultural anthropology, anthropology of food, Middle America,
culture and personality, sociocultural change—applied, and prehistoric
He received his Ph.D. from The University of Minnesota in 1971, his M.A. from The University of Minnesota in 1967, his A.B. from The University of Notre Dame in 1965, and his High
School diploma from Holy
Trinity High School, Winsted, MN,
Tim has done fieldwork in Mexico, Hungary, and on the Leech
Lake Reservation in Minnesota. A major project from Leech Lake has
been the preparation of a biography of Paul Buffalo.
Tim has three times served as Director of UMD's Study in England Program. The UMD
Study in England Programme, University of Birmingham, England.
For a sampling of Roufs' written work, have a look at The Anishinabe
of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, (Phoenix: Indian Tribal Series,
1975; Reprinted, Cass Lake, MN: Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, 2013), or "Early Indian Life in the Lake Superior Region," Minnesota
Archaeologist, Vol. 37, No. 4, (November 1978) pp. 157-197, [reprinted
from Duluth: Sketches of the Past, Ryck Lydecker, Lawrence J.
Sommer and Arthur Larsen (eds.), Special Volume of Duluth's Legacy Series,
Duluth, MN, 1976, pp. 42-69]). Or have a look at some of his other
works, including . . .
American Indian Oral History Collection, Vol. II - Traditional Foods. (Paul Buffalo, et al audiotape. Paul Buffalo discusses wild rice.) Dr. Joseph H. Cash, General Editor. New York: Clearwater, 1981.
And contributions to the discussion of Anishinabe traditional foods in "The Ojibway," Ann R. Kaplan, Ann R., Marjorie A. Hoover, and Williard B. Moore. The Minnesota Ethnic Food Book. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2003 .
Honors and Awards
Tim has taught more students at UMD than any other instructor or professor in the history of the school.
Tim is the husband of [— —] Kim