The influences on one social activist, President Barack Obama.
What influences have shaped President Barack Obama? From Dreams of My Father, we know about his father. One of the less well-known aspects of Obama’s childhood is the extent of how anthropology has shaped our president. Obama’s mother was Ann Dunham, an anthropologist, who did her fieldwork in Indonesia. After her and Barack Sr. were divorced, she married an Indonesian man and moved there, where Barack lived for many years. Listen to the story below, from BBC reporter Judith Kampfner.