Dr. William L. Alexander, Associate Professor
University of North Carolina Wilmington
I am a cultural anthropologist with a regional specialization in Latin America. I have conducted extensive ethnographic fieldwork in rural Chile.  My research interests include: economic and environmental anthropology, political ecology, medical anthropology and migration. I am currently studying migrant farmworker health issues in North Carolina.
Office Hours Tues. & Thur. 3:30-4:30, Wed. 10-12, or by appointment in SB 100F (inside the archaeology lab)
CLASSES   I teach the cultural & linguistic anthropology core courses, our senior capstone class on history and theory, and other classes in my research areas.
ANT 206 Cultural Anthropology
Language and Culture  (FALL 2013)
ANT 309 Environmental Anthropology ANT 317   Social Issues in Latin America
ANT 327   Globalization and Culture Change ANT 329 Environmental Justice Ethnography   (FALL 2013)
ANT 330 The Immigrant Experience ANT 346   Medical Anthropology
ANT 450   History of Anthropological Theory
BOOKS     I have published two books on Chile: my ethnography of an agricultural community in the semi-arid north and an edited volume of research on the social and environmental consequences of neoliberal economic policies. I am co-editor of a book on neoliberalism and commodity production in Mexico.
Review of Intimate Migrations: Gender, Family, and Illegality Among Transnational Mexicans by Deborah A. Boehm, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (forthcoming)
Review of Linkages of Sustainability edited by Thomas E. Graedel and Ester van der Voet, Human Ecology 40(1):161-163 (2012)
Review of Capitalizing on Catastrophe: Neoliberal Strategies in Disaster Reconstruction edited by Nandini Gunewardena and Mark Schuller, Human Ecology 38(2): 313-316 (2010)
Review of Stories of Globalization: Transnational Corporations, Resistance, and the State by Alessandro Bonanno and Douglas H. Constance, Culture & Agriculture 32(2): 103-104 (2009)
Co-organizer & Co-chair: "Migrant Risks, Vulnerabilities, and Coping Strategies: Perspectives from Critically Applied Medical Anthropology and Political Ecology" session at the SfAA annual meeting, Denver, March 21, 2013 (Paper: "Impacts of Immigration Law and Detention Policies on Medical Care for Farmworkers")
Paper: "Medical Risk in a Privatized Immigration Detention System: Questions of Abuse and Accountability" co-author Thomas Weaver, Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) annual meeting, Baltimore, March 31, 2012 (Session Chair: "Immigration Risks and Roles")
Paper: "After 'Shock': Disaster Capitalism Discourse and Counter-Discourse Following the 2010 Earthquakes in Chile and Haiti" American Anthropological Association