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Associate Professor, College of William and Mary

William H. Fisher

My research focuses the social and political organization of small-scale indigenous societies within the Brazilian Amazon, with a particular focus on the Gê-speaking Xikrin-Kayapo and Moltum-re (Canela). I am also interested in the history and political economy of Amazonia.

Featured Publications

Rain Forest Exchanges: Industry and Community on an Amazonian Frontier.  Washington, DC:  Smithsonian Institution Press​ (2000)


Victims of the Economic Miracle Forty Years Later: Brazil’s Indian Lands in the Post-Earth Summit Era. Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development 44 (3-4): 197-260. (2015)


Social Organization as the Framework for Interpreting Demographic Measures of  Urban Emigration among the Canela of South Central Maranhão, Brazil. Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology  20 (1): 34-56. (2015)


CV: WilliamFisherCV.pdf

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