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April 17, 2018
I learned with great sadness of the passing of this tremendous luminary and scholar at the AERA conference in NYC this weekend. I had planned to visit her, to ask that I might speak to her very briefly as I have been spending time of late getting to know her through her tremendous scholarly output. I will sadly, never have that opportunity.
February 24, 2018
I was saddened to learn of the passing of Vera John-Steiner, whose work I first encountered in 1963 in a course on small group behavior taught by George Psathas and the late David Sudnow.. As a linguist and student of social interaction in public places, I followed her always creative and insightful work from time to time, and had the delight of meeting her once at the American Anthropological Association meetings, and even having my photo taken there with her and fellow luminaries and friends Barbara Rogoff and Shirley Brice Heath. I regret not having tried to contact her again more recently, as her work and her welcoming encounter have been such an enduring positive influence on my psyche and sense of possibility!
February 19, 2018
A huge personality and dazzling mentor. I left Albuquerque many years ago, but Vera comes to mind with great frequency. I plan to return to NM in May and was so looking forward to seeing her and sitting with her, once again, at her dining table overlooked by a portrait of one of her relatives, the only personal possession, she told me, that she was able to take with her when she escaped the Holocaust.
February 02, 2018
thank you for your memories of Veronka.
they will join with my own, which right now are too powerful for me to put into words.
January 02, 2018
Dr. John-Steiner was an important influence in my graduate studies at UNM & continuing at the University of Arizona, where I was awarded a doctoral assistantship largely through her supportive efforts. She shared her ideas regarding creativity in a book-signing and lecture "Notebooks of the Mind" at University of Arizona (1986). I remember serious conversations with Vera and Stan regarding Native voice & authorship, and the importance of preserving indigenous languages. She continued to be my role model and mentor, influencing my academic research and teaching style for the next 29 years. For many of us, Vera will be best remembered for her generous spirit and compassion as well as her fine mind and sensitive presentation. She will always be "living" and "loved" in my memories; and I extend my deepest sympathies to her family, friends, and so many loved ones!
January 01, 2018
I admired, loved, and revered her. She had a very large impact on me as a thinker and a compassionate being. This is a loss for us all, and I am comforted to know she was in the emrace of family.
December 22, 2017
Veronka was my friend, an esteemed scholar who could listen to me and hear me, a younger and unknown researcher, and give me support to find my own voice in the academic world of educational research. She was an inspiration and a patient co-editor and co-author of a book and a few chapters in that book.
She always had a smile when I visited her at home in Santa Fe. I will never forget her great home cooked meals "From the old country".
Veronka John-Steiner was an important Vygotskian Scholar - whose books and articles are clear and passionate. I already miss her.
December 18, 2017
Vera was an important influence and inspiration in my doctoral education at UNM. I valued her as a mentor, role model and friend.
December 18, 2017
A lovely person, a great mentor.
I will love you forever.
December 17, 2017
I had 4 wonderful members on my Doctoral Committee and Dr. John-Steiner was one of them. She was a prolific research scholars, but one who never forgot her students, especially minority students. She was an excellent teacher and mentor, who I'm sure will continue researching and teaching in the Big Beyond, in her favorite, beautiful blue cape. Mil Gracias y Adios, Profesora. Con Amor, Dr. Luisa Duran and Dr. David Bachelor

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