William P Mitchell
Professor of Anthropology and Freed Professor in the Social Sciences
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1972
Office: Wilson Annex O-11
Professor Mitchell has researched and published widely on many aspects of South American culture and history, including the region's political economy, issues of peace and war, ecological and agro-pastoral systems, sociocultural evolution, displaced people, migration, social and religious change, and historical religious pictographs. His most recent book is Voices from the Global Margin: Confronting Poverty and Inventing New Lives in the Andes (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2006), which won the 2007 Lasa Peru Flora Tristan Award of the Latin American Studies Association for the best book on Peru in any language or discipline.
Dr. Mitchell, Professor of Anthropology and the Freed Foundation Professor in the Social Sciences, teaches courses on Cultural Anthropology, Civilizations of the Andes, and World/Global History. During his career at Monmouth, Professor Mitchell has been selected Distinguished Teacher, was founding head of the Honors Program, and served as Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and as Dean of the Honors School. A recipient of many grants and awards (NSF, NEH, Fulbright Hayes, among others), Professor Mitchell also has taught as Visiting Professor at the Universidad Católica in Lima Peru. He is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, as well as a member and former chair of its Anthropology Advisory Committee.
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