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Daniel Reichman


PhD, Sociocultural Anthropology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 2006

MA, Sociocultural Anthropology, Cornell University, 2002

BA, Anthropology and Spanish, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1998

Research Interests

Prof. Reichman's research focuses on cultural responses to economic change, especially the anthropology of trade and globalization in Latin America.

He has conducted field research in Honduras since 2001, focusing on emigration to the United States, the coffee industry, and evangelical religion. His book, The Broken Village: Coffee, Migration, and Globalization in Honduras (Cornell University Press, 2011) is an ethnography of one Honduran town's transformation from a coffee-growing economy to a migration-based economy. The book was awarded 3rd prize in the 2012 Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing, awarded annually by the society for Humanistic Anthropology.  


Coffee farm Garça, SP. Brazil 2013.

In 2008, he conducted research on Central American workers in the Maine seafood industry. He is currently studying how traceability systems are transforming food industries, with a focus on coffee.  In 2013, he began comparative research on coffee production in Brazil. As a Fulbright scholar in Brazil in 2016, he conducted an ethnographic and historical study of the city of Santos, the largest industrial port in Latin America and the historic center of the global coffee trade.  He is currently writing a book called "Time in the Balance: Histories of Progress in a Braziian Port"  

In addition to his academic publications, Reichman occasionally writes in the popular media on immigration and other current events related to Latin America.  He has consulted on Central American immigration for the United Nations and other institutions.  

Fellowships, Honors & Awards

Courses Offered (subject to change)

Fall 2013 Courses

Selected Publications


Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Other Publications