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Peter Benson

​Associate Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology; Director of Graduate Studies, American Culture Studies Program
PhD, Harvard University
research interests:
  • Tobacco
  • Agriculture
  • Capitalism
  • Global Health Politics
  • Medical Anthropology
  • United States
  • Latin America

contact info:

office hours:

  • ​Wednesday 2:30 - 4:00 PM

mailing address:

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

Peter Benson's research looks at cultural politics and contemporary capitalism in the United States, and the racial assemblages and corporate forms that are related to the production of harm. His primary focus has been the history and ethnography of tobacco agriculture and racialized labor in the American South.

For more information, visit Peter Benson's department profile.

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