Vincent Lyon-Callo

Vincent Lyon-Callo
Professor of Anthropology
3222 Sangren Hall, Mail Stop 5257
Mailing address: 
Institute for Intercultural and Anthropological Studies
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008- 5494 USA
Office hours: 

Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
And by appointment
Located in 3222 Sangren Hall

  • Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, 1998
Research interests: 
  • Inequality and resistance
  • Political economy and homelessness
  • Poststructuralism

Dr. Vincent Lyon-Callo is a professor in the Department of Sociology, with a joint appointment in the Institute for Intercultural and Anthropological Studies at Western Michigan University. He works primarily on issues of poverty and class processes within the United States.

Lyon-Callo's 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 working on a book based upon that research to be co-authored with Boone Shear. His first book, Inequality, Poverty and Neoliberal Governance, explores when homelessness becomes individualized and possible resistance against systemic inequities becomes muted and marginalized.

He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Rethinking Marxism and served as co-organizer for the journal's 2006 international conference.

Regional focus: United States