(on leave 2016-17)

Educational Background

  • A.B. in Folklore and Mythology.  Harvard College
  • M.A. in Cultural Anthropology.  University of Chicago
  • Ph.D. in Anthropology.  University of Chicago

Teaching/Research Interests

  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Anthropology of Food
  • Anthropology of Tourism
  • Economic Anthropology
  • Ritual, Resistance, and Rebellion in South America
  • Zombies of Capitalism

Selected Publications

Bargaining Under Thatch Roofs: Tourism and the Allure of Poverty in Highland Bolivia.  In Tourism and the Power of Otherness: Seductions of Difference, David Picard and Michael Di Giovine, eds. Bristol: Channel View Publications. 

The Aymara Year Count: Calendrical Translations In Tiwanaku, Bolivia. Ethnology 50(3):245-258.

Complicating the Local: Defining the Aymara at Tiwanaku, Bolivia. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 17(2):315-331.

Ancient Calendars and Bolivian Modernity: Tiwanaku’s Gateway of the Sun, Arthur Posnansky, and the World Calendar Movement of the 1930s. Journal of Latin American & Caribbean Anthropology 17(2):299-319.

The City of the Present in the City of the Past: Solstice Celebrations at Tiwanaku, Bolivia.  In On Location: Heritage Cities and Sites. D. Fairchild Ruggles, ed.  New York: Springer. 115-130.

Ode to a Chuño: Learning to Love Freeze-Dried Potatoes in Highland Bolivia.  In Adventures In Eating: Anthropological Tales of Dining Around the World, Helen R. Haines and Clare A. Sammells, eds. 


Adventures In Eating:  Anthropological Tales of Dining Around the World.  Coeditor with Dr. Helen R. Haines.  Boulder: University Press of Colorado.


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