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Tristan Call

Graduate Student

Tristan is a cultural anthropologist trying to plant a second foot in biological anthropology. He graduated in Latin American Studies and Anthropology from Brigham Young University in 2008, doing ethnographic fieldwork in the highlands of Guatemala and political work in Utah. He is exploring ways of studying [Mormon] religion, [sustainable] agriculture, [indigenous] identity cultures, and [anarchist] political cultures as a single subject. For now, this translates into a cross-disciplinary practices with topical emphases in agroecology, ethnographic journalism of global justice movements, and liberation theology, and regional emphases in Mesoamerica and the Great Basin. And trying to restore the soil fertility and food productivity of a tragically-abused 1/3 acre homestead in North Nashville.