Director, Center for Latin American Studies
Dr. Fischer's research combines cultural anthropology and political economy with a geographical focus on highland Guatemala and Germany. His ongoing fieldwork is centered in the Kaqchikel town of Tecpán and he has also worked extensively with the leaders of Guatemala's pan-Maya movement. His books include Maya Cultural Activism in Guatemala (co-edited with R. McKenna Brown), Cultural Logics and Global Economies: Maya Identity in Thought and Practice (A Choice Outstanding Academic Title), Tecpán Guatemala: A Modern Maya Town in Local and Global Context (co-authored with Carol Hendrickson), and Broccoli and Desire: Global Connections and Maya Struggles in Postwar Guatemala (co-authored with Peter Benson). His most recent research looked at consumer behavior, labor relations, and moral models in Germany. More information is available from his homepage .