Linda Green

Professor, School of Anthropology

Linda Green, Ph.D., is a socio-cultural and medical anthropologist in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. Her scholarship draws on insights garnered from over two decades of field-based research that has centered on multi-dimensional aspects of violence, directed in particular against indigenous peoples in three geographical regions:

·        In rural highlands of Guatemala with Mayan widows from the counterinsurgency war and its aftermath that includes the long term consequences of state sponsored violence

·        In the US-Mexico borderlands and beyond as large numbers of Mayan people flee their rural communities seeking refugee in the US.  Their flight is itself a legacy of war in which ethnocide has followed closely on the heels of a genocide.

·        In rural Alaska, working over the past decade among Yup’ik people on social disruptions intrinsic to settler colonial relations.

Although her research is empirically, historically and geographically diverse, it centers on the ways in which experiences of power, violence and class, race/ethnic and gendered inequalities reshape ordinary peoples thinking and practices.  Dr. Green conducts extensive community- based research and utilizes archival data collection methods in all of her projects.

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