Department of Anthropology

Faculty ProfileLiz with family in Kacllarraccay, Peru

Lewis Thomas, M.A.



M.A., ABD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Research Interests

Thomas has carried out extensive research in Burma (Myanmar) since 1996. Doctoral research was funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the University of Illinois, and focused on the development of tourism in Burma (Myanmar) and related processes of social change.

Other research interests include globalization, post-colonial theory, and the anthropology of Mormonism.

Courses Taught

Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia
Anthropology of Mormonism
Anthropology of Tourism
Ethnographic Field Methods
Honors Social Science
Contemporary United States Culture


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