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Biography

Michael Herzfeld

Michael Herzfeld is author of ten books (mostly about Greece but most recently, Evicted From Eternity: The Restructuring of Modern Rome, 2009) and producer of two films about Rome. Herzfeld — who also works in Thailand — is currently specializing in nationalism, bureaucracy, craft production and apprenticeship, knowledge politics, and heritage conservation and its social impact (with a comparative focus on Europe and Asia). A former editor of American Ethnologist, editor at large (responsible for “Polyglot Perspectives”) for Anthropological Quarterly, and series co-editor of New Anthropologies of Europe, he holds honorary degrees from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, the University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki), and the University of Crete, and is a past winner of the J.I. Staley Prize and the Rivers Memorial Medal.

Affiliations

  • Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences Director, Thai Studies Program, Asia Center, Harvard University
  • Director, Thai Studies Program, Asia Center, Harvard University
  • Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
 
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