Bret Gustafson

​Associate Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology
PhD, Harvard University
research interests:
  • Political Anthropology
  • Development and Inequality
  • Energy Politics
  • Race, Language, and Education
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Latin America, Bolivia, Brazil

contact info:

office hours:

  • Tuesday 2:00 - 4:00 pm​

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1114
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​Bret Gustafson's work focuses on the anthropology of politics and the political, with a particular interest in Latin American social movements, state transformation, and the politics of development.

For more information, visit Bret Gustafson's department profile.

From our podcast:

Hold That Thought Podcast

Natural Gas in the New Bolivia

Anthropologist Bret Gustafson discusses the complicated relationship between energy, politics, the environment, and indigenous rights.