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Vincent Lyon-Callo

Vincent Lyon-Callo
Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor

Office: (269) 387-3964

1022 Moore Hall

Mailing address
Department of Anthropology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5306

Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, 1998

Research interests
Inequality and resistance, political economy, homelessness, poststructuralism

Regional focus: United States

Vincent Lyon-Callo is a cultural anthropologist who works primarily on issues of poverty and class processes within the United States. His current research analyzes how to make sense of practices and policies whereby community members respond to social and economic restructurings in Southwest Michigan. He is currently working on a book based upon that research to be co-authored with Boone Shear. His first book “Inequality, Poverty, and Neoliberal Governance” explores homelessness becomes individualized and possible resistance against systemic inequities become muted and marginalized. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Rethinking Marxism and recently served as co-organizer for the journal's 2006 international conference.