John Collins

Associate Professor, Anthropology, Queens College, CUNY

John Collins (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at Queens College. He has conducted ethnographic research on UNESCO world heritage sites, urban restoration programs, and their relationships to national histories and racial politics in Brazil since 1992. Some of his publications include: Revolt of the Saints: Memory and Redemption in the Twilight of Brazilian Racial Democracy (Duke University Press, 2015) and Sharing This Walk: An Ethnography of Prison Life and the PCC in Brazil (University of North Carolina Press, 2016). Professor Collins serves as an editorial board member and book review editor of Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology.