I am a cultural anthropologist who continues to do research, primarily in Brazil, on issues of agrarian reform, social movements, and the construction and use of social memory. Other areas of interest include visual anthropology, especially the use of photography in the construction of memory, the role of religion in social change, and the politics of ethnographic practice.
My current projects include a study of the “landless workers movement” in Brazil and the creation of a nostalgic ideology, and a study of Christian fundamentalist youth in the United States.
Slideshow (2003 research project)
Slideshow (2006-2007 sabbatical project)