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
Prof. Reichman's research focuses on cultural responses to economic change, especially the anthropology of 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. The overall goal of the project is to understand how emerging private systems of governance (such as voluntary “codes of compliance”) are transforming the political economy of trade and agriculture around the world, and to assess the potential of non-state forms of regulation as a path to international environmental and social reform.
Fellowships, Honors & Awards
- 2013 Worldwide Universities Network Researcher Mobility Grant
- 2012 Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing, 3rd Prize
- 2008 University of Rochester, Kauffman Foundation Center for Entrepreneurship Grant
- 2002 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
- 2001 US Department of Education FLAS Fellowship (Portuguese)
Courses Offered (subject to change)
Fall 2013 Courses
- ANT 202 Modern Social Theory
- ANT 239 Latin American Immigration
- 2011 The Broken Village: Coffee, Migration and Globalization in Honduras. Industrial and Labor Relations Series. Cornell University Press.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
- 2014. Information and Democracy in the Global Coffee Trade. In. Food Activism: Agency, Democracy, and Economy. Carole Counihan and Valeria Siniscalchi, eds. Bloomsbury.
- 2013. Entrepreneurship in a Pickle: Innovation and Arbitrage in the Sea Cucumber Trade. Anthropological Quarterly. 86:2. 559-588.
- 2011. Migration and Paraethnography in Honduras. American Ethnologist. 38:3.548-558.
- 2008. Justice at a Price: Regulation and Alienation in the Global Economy PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 31:1.134-149.
- 2013. Honduras: The Perils of Remittance Dependence and Clandestine Migration. Migration Information Source (online journal of the Migration Policy Institute). Special Issue: Regional Migration Perspectives: Trends, Patterns, and Policies in Central America, Mexico, and the U.S.
- 2008. Coffee as Global Metaphor. Invited Paper for The Center for Latin American and Iberian Studies, Vanderbilt University - Occasional Paper Series (No. 9) February 2008.
- 2006. United Nations Human Development Report for Honduras. Contributed to Chapter on Migration and Social Citizenship