Bartholomew Dean, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045, USA Director de Antropologia Museo Regional-Universidad Nacional de San Martin Tarapoto, San Martin, Peru


Dr. Dean is Associate Professor of the Department of Anthropology, and Research Associate of the Laboratory of Anthropology at the University of Kansas; and Director of Anthropology at the Museo Regional-Universidad Nacional de San Martín Tarapoto, San Martín, Peru. Dean is a Contributing Editor for Lowland South America, U.S. Library of Congress Handbook of Latin American Studies. Bartholomew Deans research interest includes the ethnology of the Peruvian Amazon, health, human rights, mobility studies, and political anthropology. His publications include Urarina Society, Cosmology and History in the Peruvian Amazonia, the critically acclaimed co-edited book At the Risk of Being Heard: Identity, Indigenous Rights, and Postcolonial States and numerous articles, chapters, critical commentaries and textbooks. Dean is currently working on a autobiographical monograph dedicated to understanding social trauma associated with the political violence, trauma and civil unrest associated with the shadow economies and war in the lower-Huallaga River region of Peruvian Amazonia.

Research Interest

His research interest includes: Anthropology.

Scientific Activities


Dean B. Narratives, resilience and violence in Peruvian Amazonia: the Huallaga valley, 1980-2015. Anthropol Open J. 2015; 1(1): 1-2. doi:10.17140/ANTPOJ-1-101