Introduction of Cultural Anthropology
Native American Culture in Contemporary Society
Religion, Society and Culture
After spending over ten years researching the pilgrimage and material culture of milagres
in northeast Brazil, I am currently continuing my research on pilgrimage in a new
St. Nectan's Glen in Cornwall, Great Britain investigating pagan and nature based
spirituality. I am also working with Dr. Melissa Schrift in Cuba investigating the
healing aspects of Santeria (or Regla
de Ocha). We will be taking students to Cuba during the 2016 school year.
2015. "Recovery, Renewal, Reclaiming:Anthropological Research toward Healing," King,
Lindsey (ed), Knoxville: Newfound Press.
2014.Spiritual Currency in Northeast Brazil. Albuquerque: The University of New Mexico Press.
2005. "Pilgrimage, Promises, and Ex-Votos: Ingredients for Healing in Northeast Brazil"
in Pilgrimage and Healing, Dubisch, Jill and Michael Winkelman (eds), Tucson: The
University of Arizona Press.