Shawn Parkhurst


Shawn Parkhurst  ( is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Portuguese Studies Program at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.

He holds a BA in Anthropology from Portland State University and a PhD in Cultural Studies, Political Economy, and Spatial Analysis from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Most relevant publications (as an author and co-author):

     His most significant recent publications are: Recasting Culture and Space in Iberian Contexts (co-edited with Sharon R. Roseman), SUNY Press, 2009; Identity and Contexts of Regional Identification: Institutional Stages, Interregional Relations and Images of Regional Gender in the Alto Douro of Northern Portugal, Antropológicas 9, 2005; Where is Portuguese Agriculture Headed? An Analysis of the Common Agricultural Policy, Institute of European Studies Publications (University of California, Berkeley), 2002. His book, Solemn, Sweet Region: A Spatial Ethnography of the Social Imagination in Portugal is forthcoming from Lexington Books.