Bill Wood

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Associate Professor of Anthropology
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

W. Warner (Bill) Wood is Associate Professor of Anthropology and the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.   Prior to joining the UW-M faculty, Bill was Director of the Univeristy of Texas at El Paso Centennial Museum & Desert Gardens (2010-12) and Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies at Central Washington University (2006-10) where he also served as Interim Director of the CWU Museum of Culture and Environment—a museum he helped to found. He was also Assistant Curator of Latin American Anthropology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County from 2001-06. Bill's teaching and research interests include: Latin American culture and society (with particular focus on indigenous material culture and identity), globalization, tourism, the history and culture of environmentalism, and representations of nature in museums and other public institutions. His most recent work is focused on the transnational lives of Zapotec weavers and textiles as well as eco-tourism and the management of biodiversity on the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca.