Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Studies, North Carolina State University

Based on my research with Mexican smallholding farmers as they become swept into various global flows, I engage topics of environmental conservation, industrial agriculture, economic development initiatives, and international migration. I have a twenty-five year commitment to a research site in southern Mexico, where I have carried out participant-observation, household surveys, and other research. When thinking about globalization, I ask myself what the perspective of rural people might reveal that is lost in larger conversations.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Studies, North Carolina State University

Education

  • 1998 
    Indiana University, Anthropology