Kenan Distinguished Professor of Anthropology
Adjunct Professor of Comparative Literature
Present Research: USA south and Southeast Asia in relation to history, memory and global issues.
Recent Honors: American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1995); Order of the Golden Fleece (1995); Thomas Jefferson Award (1995); Boaz award, American Anthropological Association (2002); Citizen of the World (2006); Massey Award for Service (2008); Johnson Award for Excellence in Teaching (2008).
2007 Identity Matters, Ethnic and Sectarian Conflict. Edited by James L. Peacock, Patricia M. Thornton, Patrick B. Inman. New York, Oxford, Berghahn Books.
2007 Grounded Globalism: How the US South Embraces the World. Athens University of Georgia Press.
2001 The Anthropological Lens. Revised Addition 2001. Cambridge University Press.
Ph.D., Anthropology, Harvard University
B.A., Psychology, Duke University