My research concerns the cosmopolitan projects of people in rural places. I specialize in the study of practices of production, value, technology, and sustainability, tracing forms of the nation, the state, the corporation, and human-nonhuman relationships.
This year I am teaching Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, and last spring I taught courses on the connections between myth, ritual, value, material culture, and nationalism at Hult International Business School in San Francisco. I have also conducted classes on ethnographic methods and Tibetan Buddhism.
More information on my work in progress, professional activities, and education may be found in my curriculum vitae.