Brent Metz

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
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(Ph.D., SUNY-Albany) Dr. Metz's primary research focus over the past 16 years has been the changing quality of life and the politics of identity among impoverished Ch'orti'-Maya peasants in eastern Guatemala and western Honduras. He is working on data collected during fieldwork in that region including 75 hours of film, 50 hours of audio recordings, and 200 pages of notes. Recently, he led 14 Kansas schoolteachers on a Fulbright Group Study Abroad to Guatemala. He has also done legal research among Mexican-American migrant farm workers, firsthand study of religious festivals in Seville, Spain, and ethnography of agrochemical practices among small farmers in Costa Rica.


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