Gordon Lewis Ulmer, PhD


Hello, my name is Gordon Lewis Ulmer. I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Anthropology working at the Cairns Environmental Anthropology Lab at Southern Methodist University. My research interests center on socio-ecological crises, environmental and public health, and illicit labor with a geographic focus on Andes-Amazonia and Central America.

In September 2013 the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board awarded me a year-long Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship. With this support, I conducted ethnographic research in Andes-Amazonia Peru until mid 2015.

This blog is a curated dossier of my ethnographic experiences (not updated since PhD fieldwork), which includes written observations of novel moments in the field, photography and filmic representations of fieldwork, and other research ephemera. Here, I synthesize my passions as a fieldworker, social scientist, scholar, visual artist, and musician, while focusing efforts to engage the public about my research and anthropology.