Bartholomew C. Dean

Associate Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology
ANTH Director of Graduate Studies
(Ph.D., Harvard 1995)
Primary office:
Fraser Hall, Rm. 618

Research Areas: critical theory, kinship, politics, symbolic forms, material culture, health and human rights; Amazonia, Latin America

Bartholomew Dean (Oxford MPhil, Harvard PhD) is an associate professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Kansas and a research associate of KU's Laboratory of Biological Anthropology. In addition, he is research affiliate at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (Tarapoto, Peru), where he directs the Anthropology Section of the Regional Museum, Dean is a Contributing Editor for Lowland South America, U.S. Library of Congress’ Handbook of Latin American Studies. His research interest includes the ethnology of the Peruvian Amazon, health, human rights, political anthropology, social theory and ethics. His publications include Urarina Society, Cosmology and History in the Peruvian Amazonia (2009, 2013), as well as a co-edited book, numerous articles and several textbooks. Dean is currently working on a monograph dedicated to understanding social trauma associated with the political violence and civil unrest in the bajo (lower) Huallaga Region of Peruvian Amazonia. Dean is active in the area of human rights advocacy.


Courses Recently Taught

  • Genocide and Ethnocide
  • Anthropology through Films
  • Political Anthropology
  • Peoples of South America
  • Anthropology of Violence
  • Anthropology of Colonialism

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