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.
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)