Dennis Roth was born and raised in the Chicago area. He attended Rich East High School in Park Forest, Illinois. He got his B.A. in anthropology from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Oregon. During the last 22 years he has worked for various agencies of the federal government in Washington, D.C and has published books and articles on environmental, rural, and Asian history. His wife, Shirley, was born in the Philippines and now owns and operates A Taste of the World restaurant in Herndon, Va. His daughter, Yumi, is an assistant professor of art at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wi.

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