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Department of Anthropology

Jordan Levy

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

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Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Western Ontario
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Western Ontario
  • B.A., Anthropology and Spanish, Eastern Washington University

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Political Anthropology
  • Ethnography of the State
  • Honduras
  • Latin America
  • Development Policies
  • International Labor Migration
  • Applied and Engaged Anthropology

Biography

Jordan D. Levy grew up in Seattle where he developed an interest in the Latin American immigrant population at a young age.  This led him to learn Spanish and to work in Honduras for a non-governmental organization (NGO), cultivate an interest in politics, and to later study anthropology and discover the usefulness of the ethnographic method.  He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from The University of Western Ontario in 2014 with a dissertation focused on the roles of school teachers in Honduran society – as both public intellectuals and agents of broader state policies.  His on-going research program on Honduran political culture and state formation is influenced by his long-term engagement with Latin America, and by his experiences while conducting fieldwork in southern Honduras during the June 2009 coup d’état.