Edward F. Fischer is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University. He is also the founder of Maní+, a program in Guatemala that develops and produces locally sourced complementary foods to fight malnutrition. His research examines issues of culture and political economy, with a focus on development and wellbeing. He has conducted long-term fieldwork with the Maya of highland Guatemala and with consumers in northern Germany.  Fischer has written or edited seven books, including Cultural Logics and Global Economies: Maya Identity in Thought and Practice and Broccoli and Desire: Global Connections and Maya Struggles in Postwar Guatemala. His video series “Peoples and Cultures of the World” was produced by the Teaching Company, and he has been featured in various media outlets.

Anthropological Observations . . . on economics, politics, and daily life

Cash on the Table: Markets, Values, and Moral Economies

Author: Ted Fischer
Posted: February 27, 2014, 4:18 pm

German Works Councils, the UAW, and VW’s Stakeholding Culture

Author: Ted Fischer
Posted: February 18, 2014, 3:14 pm

Income and Inequality in Latin America . . . Pobre Guatemala, except for the wealthy

Author: Ted Fischer
Posted: February 14, 2014, 8:49 pm