Ben McMahan

Areas of Study

Southern US
Southwest US
Mexico & Mesoamerica
Latin America & the Caribbean
North America (general)

Research Interests

Community level preparedness and disaster prevention, production/use/modification of nature/space/place, social memory of epidemics and ecological change, social networks and flows within/between local/global networks, GIS and participatory mapping within the ethnographic context.

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Contact Information


MS Sociocultural Anthropology – Idaho State University - May 2004 ---Thesis Title: Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS: Mapping the Social Topographies of Disease and Illness in New York City, NY

Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Geosciences – May 2002

BA Cultural Anthropology – University of Nebraska Lincoln – August 2000 ---Minors: Biology, History, Fine-Arts Photography