Office: SOC 137
Ph.D., Anthropology, University Texas, Austin
M.A., Latin American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
B.A., Anthropology and Latin American Studies, University of Florida
Work and Migration in the Americas; Engaging Ethnography; Cultural Anthropology; Contemporary Applied Anthropology; Methods in Cultural Research
The Devolution of Immigration Enforcement in the U.S. South and Its Impact on Newly Established Latino Communities
Rooting Intergroup Relations for Social Justice: A Curricular "Mapping" of the Field
Globalization Southern-Style: Immigration, Race, and Work in the Rural U.S. South
Laura Baum, Cassandra Decker, Robert Mayher, Jennifer Webb
2013 "Enduring Whims and Public Anthropology." American Anthropologist. 115(1). (with David Griffith, Shao-hua Liu, and Michael Paolisso).
2011 "Ten Reasons Why UNESCO Should Cancel the UNESCO-Obiang Prize." Race Talk. A Kirwan Institute Project. October 4. (Abbreviated version published by AllAfrica.)
2010 "Challenging the Border Patrol, Human Rights, and Persistent Inequalities: An Ethnography of Struggle in South Texas." Latino Studies 8(1):23-47.
2010 "What's 'Justice and Dignity' Got to Do with It? Migrant Vulnerability, Corporate Complicity, and the State." Human Organization 69(1):19-30.
2010 "African Human Rights Defenders or Colonialists? Seeking Justice in Equatorial Guinea." Race Talk. A Kirwan Institute Project. June 14
2010 Guest Editor of week-long Special Edition titled "Organizing Latino Immigrants for Social Justice," Race-Talk. Twelve contributors.
2010 "Organizing Latino Immigrants for Social Justice." Race-Talk. May 8.
2010 "Prejudice, Discrimination, Exclusion in Mississippi—Sound Familiar?" Race-Talk. A Kirwan Institute Project. April 7. (cross-posted on AlterNet ).
2009 "Race, Migration, and Labor Control: Neoliberal Challenges to Organizing Mississippi's Poultry Workers." In Latino Immigrants and the Transformation of the U.S. South. M. Odem and E. Lacy, eds. Pp. 91-111. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press.