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Orin Starn

Duke University

Orin Starn is a professor of cultural anthropology at Duke University. Early in his career he worked for many years in Peru, and is lead editor of the popular The Peru Reader as well authoring his own book Nightwatch about Andean village organizing. Starn's more recent books address topics ranging from indigenous people's rights to the role of sports in society. His op-ed pieces have run in the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, and other outlets, and he has appeared on NPR, ESPN and many other radio and tv programs. His newest research projects focus on life in Peru and the experience of Latina housecleaners in North Carolina.