Anthropology

Dr. Alexander in Cameroon 2016

Dr. William L. Alexander
Associate Professor, Cultural Anthropology  (PhD Arizona)



Research Interests

environmental anthropology, medical anthropology, political ecology, political economy, economic anthropology, economic development & underdevelopment, globalization, immigration, migrant & farmworker health, conservation & epidemiology in biodiversity hotspots

Geographic Field Settings

Latin America (Chile, Mexico, US/Mexico border, Latino immigrants in North Carolina), West Africa (Cameroon)



On-going Research Projects

Immigration Enforcement and Farmworker Health in eastern North Carolina

Biocultural Models of Disease Risk and Perception of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) in and around Korup National Park, southwest Cameroon

Recent Articles

William L. Alexander, Anthony Guevara, and Mary Brannock
2016  Using Ethnographic Video to Cast Light in the Shadows of Checkpoints. Practicing Anthropology 38(1): 31-32.

William L. Alexander and Magdalena Fernandez
2014  Immigration Policing and Medical Care for Farmworkers:  Uncertainties and Anxieties in the East Coast Migrant Stream. North American Dialogue 17(1): 13-30.

Books

James B. Greenberg, Thomas Weaver, William L. Alexander and Anne Browning-Aiken, editors
Neoliberalism and Commodity Production in Mexico (University of Colorado Press, 2012)

William L. Alexander, editor
Lost in the Long Transition: Struggles for Social Justice in Neoliberal Chile (Lexington Books, 2009)

William L. Alexander
Resiliency in Hostile Environments: A Comunidad Agrícola in Chile's Norte Chico. (Lehigh University Press, 2008)

Classes Taught

ANT 450 History of Anthropological Theory

ANT 460 Public Health & Poverty

ANT 346 Medical Anthropology

ANT 330 The Immigrant Experience

ANT 329 Environmental Justice Ethnography

ANT 327 Globalization & Culture Change

ANT 317 Social Issues in Latin America

ANT 309 Environmental Anthropology

ANT 208 Language & Culture

ANT 206 Cultural Anthropology