Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Director of the Center for Children and Childhood Studies at Rutgers University, Camden, U.S.A.
She is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, Johnson and Johnson Family of Companies, as well as the Olivia Hodson, Howard, John S. and James L. Knight, and Fannie E. Rippel Foundations.
She is currently conducting a study of Medical Decision Making For Children with Cancer, and is overseeing the Camden Campaign for Children's Literacy.
Myra Bluebond-Langner received the Margaret Mead Award from the American Anthropological Association and Society for Applied Anthropology in 1987, the Warren Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching from Rutgers University in 1990, the Charles Corr Award for contributions to the literature on children and death from Children's Hospice International in 1997 and the Research Recognition Award from the Association for Death Education and Counseling in 2000.
The Private Worlds of Dying Children (Princeton University Press, 1980)
In the Shadow of Illness: Parents and Siblings of the Chronically Ill Child (Princeton Denise The Psychosocial Aspects of Cystic Fibrosis, co-published by Arnold Publishing Co in the UK & Oxford University Press in New York, 2001.