Current Board Members


Michael Di Giovine,  West Chester University of Pennsylvania.  Webpage




Amy Speier, University of Texas at Arlington



Communications Chair:

Ronda Brulotte, University of New Mexico



Program Chair:

Clare Sammells, Bucknell University. Webpage.

Clare Sammells has conducted extensive fieldwork in highland Bolivia and among Bolivian migrants in Spain, focusing on tourism, food, economic anthropology, and conceptions of time.

Undesignated Member-at-Large:

Lauren Griffith, Texas Tech University.

Lauren Miller Griffith studies performance and tourism in Latin America and the U.S., focusing on the Afro-Brazilian martial art capoeira and how non-Brazilian practitioners use travel to Brazil to increase their legitimacy within this genre.


Kimberly Berg, University at Albany, SUNY