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William Balée Professor Department of Anthropology Tulane University

William Balée

Professor & Department Chair
405 Dinwiddie Hall


Field of Study: Cultural anthropology; Amazonia; historical ecology; ethnobiology
Prof. Balée received his PhD from Columbia University in 1984. He has conducted fieldwork among Ka'apor, Guajá, Araweté, Tembé, Assurini do Xingu, and Sirionó societies. He teaches courses including cultural anthropology, ecological anthropology, historical ecology of Amazonia, South American ethnology, ethnographic methods, and the four-field model.