- PhD, City University of New York, 1998
- Associate Professor
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (709) 864-8860
- Office: SP4010
I joined the department in 2004, after arriving from the City University of New York, where I taught anthropology at Queens College for two years and spent a fellowship year at the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the CUNY Graduate Center. My PhD research focused on histories of labour, ethnicity, and social conflict in northern New England. I have maintained a long-term interest in historical anthropology, the anthropology of the state, social movements, social inequality, and the intersections of nationalism and imperialism, and war and popular memory. And my current research on the sociopolitical implications of the creation of an official memory of the Viet Nam war in the United States touches on many of these themes. Among my most recent publications are: "Beyond the Limits of the Visible World: Remapping historical anthropology," in Anthropology and History: Pathways beyond the Cultural Turn. Don Kalb and Herman Tak (eds). Berghahn Press (2005); Towards an Anthropology of Hope, in Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology, no. 42 (2003); Memories of Imperialism: The figure of the Viet Nam veteran in the age of globalization, in Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology, no. 41 (2003); Reconstructing histories and geographies: some dissident remarks on anthropology's unwaged debate, in Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology, nos. 26/27 (1996); and "Politics and Culture in the 1987-88 Jay Paperworkers' Strike," Anthropology of Work Review, vol. XI, no. 2 (1990). A book, Fierce Localism: The politics of place, ethnicity, and class in a New England town, was published by Berghahn Press in 2006.I have also served on the editorial board of Focaal since 2000, and as co-editor of the Berghahn Press book series. Locations: Anthropologies of labour, place, and displacement, since 2003.