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Co-founder of Berkshire Publishing Group, David Levinson, PhD is a cultural anthropologist specializing in contemporary social issues. Formerly vice-president at Yale University's Human Relations Area Files, an anthropological think-tank, David became "well-known for his multivolume encyclopedic works that describe world cultures" (Choice 1998).
David was born in Jersey City, NJ and grew up in the Weequahic section of Newark, New Jersey. After three years as a medic in the US Army, he received a BA from Montclair State College and then an MA and Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from SUNY/Buffalo. Levinson also holds a master's degree in Public Administration from New York University. He currently lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
His local history, Sewing Circles, Dime Suppers, and W.E.B. DuBois: A History of the Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church, was published in 2006, as was the much-praised guide to African American history and culture in the Berkshires.