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Mark Goodale

Associate Professor of Conflict Analysis and Anthropology

Expertise: Bolivia, Latin America

Goodale is an anthropologist who specializes in international law, human rights and culture, morality across cultures, and different types of conflict.

He has been conducting research in Bolivia since 1996 and as a Fulbright scholar he studied Romania’s efforts to reform their political and legal institutions in preparation for accession to the European Union in 2007.
He is the author of two books: Surrendering to Utopia: An Anthropology of Human Rights (Stanford University Press, 2009) and Dilemmas of Modernity: Bolivian Encounters with Law and Liberalism (Stanford University Press, 2008).

He is currently writing two new books, one a volume of essays on human rights and moral creativity, the other a study of revolution and counterrevolution in contemporary Bolivia. In 2007 he became the series editor of Stanford Studies in Human Rights, a book series with Stanford University Press.

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