David Pedersen

by JCE February 8, 2015

David Pedersen is a historically minded anthropologist (with a joint PhD in both disciplines from the University of Michigan) and currently Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at University of California, San Diego. His research is concerned broadly with transformations in the hemisphere of the Americas during the 20th century up to the present, especially the significance of political violence, migration, service work and the circulation of remittances. His recent book, American Value: Migrants Money and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States, is part of the University of Chicago Press series, “Chicago Studies in Practices of Meaning.”