Dr Tim Wallace

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Associate Professor

Biography

James “Tim” Wallace is an Associate Professor and applied anthropologist in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at North Carolina State University. Since 1994, he has been the Director of the highly respected NCSU Ethnographic Field School, now in its 19th year and located in Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. He is currently the President of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) and Editor of the SfAA News. He has published research on field projects in Madagascar, Hungary, Costa Rica and Guatemala, and North Carolina. He is currently working on a tourism development project in Warren County, NC and writing a history of tourism development in the Lake Atitlán region of Guatemala.

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Heritage, Identity
  • Applied Anthropology
  • Anthropology of Tourism
  • Nature and Conservation
  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Guatemala, Costa Rica
  • Central America
  • South America-Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia

Publications

  • Tim Wallace. 2011. Apprentice Ethnography and Service Learning Programs: Are They Compatible? A Response to the GitxaaĊ‚a Nation Program Led by Charles Menzies and Caroline Butler. Collaborative Anthropologies. V. 4: 252-259.
  • Tim Wallace. 2009. The Soccer Wars: Hispanic Immigrants in Conflict and Adaptation at the Soccer Borderzone. NAPA Bulletin: 30 (1): 64-77.
  • Tim Wallace. 2005. Tourism, Tourists and Anthropologists at Work. In Wallace, Tim, ed. Tourism and Anthropologists: Linking Theory and Practice. Washington, DC: American Anthropological Association, NAPA Bulletin, No. 23 (1):1-26.
  • Tim Wallace and Daniela N. Diamente. 2005. Parks and People, A Case Study from Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. In Wallace, Tim, Volume ed. Tourism and Anthropologists:  Linking Theory and Practice, DC: American Anthropological Association, NAPA Bulletin, No. 23 (1): 191-218.
  • Tim Wallace. 2004. Apprentice Ethnographers and the Anthropology of Tourism in Costa Rica.  In Passages: The Ethnographic Field School and First Fieldwork Experiences, Edited by Madelyn Iris, Washington: American Anthropological Association, NAPA Bulletin, No. 22 (1): 35-54.
  • Tim Wallace. 2004. Mentorship and the Field School Experience. In Passages: The Ethnographic Field School and First Fieldwork Experiences, Edited by Madelyn Iris, Washington: American Anthropological Association, NAPA Bulletin, No. 22 (1):142-146.
  • Diamente, Daniela N. and Tim Wallace. 2004. Apprenticing Ethnographers in Ethnographic Field Schools and Community Service Learning.   In Passages: The Ethnographic Field School and First Fieldwork Experiences, Edited by Madelyn Iris, Washington: American Anthropological Association, NAPA Bulletin, No. 22 (1): 147-158.
  • Tim Wallace.  2003. Brokering Playing Fields: Latinos and La Liga De Futbol In Raleigh, NC, Practicing Anthropology, Vol. 25, No. 1, Winter 2003, 34-37.
  • Tim Wallace. 2002 Participating in Ethnographic Field Schools. In Doing Cultural Anthropology: Projects for Ethnographic Data Collection. Michael Angrosino, ed. Prospect Heights, Ill.: Waveland Press.
  • Tim Wallace. 2001 Putting Culture into Sustainable Tourism: Negotiating Tourism at Lake Balaton, Hungary. In Hosts and Guests Revisited: Tourism Issues of the 21st Century. Valene L. Smith & Maryann Brent, eds.Elmsford, NY: Cognizant Communication Corp.
  • Tim Wallace.  Hunger, Hope and the Rise of Sendero Luminoso - 1967-78: An Observer's Retrospective. Social Justice: Anthropology, Peace and Human Rights. 2(3/4):161-186.
  • Tim Wallace. 1999. Mentoring Apprentice Ethnographers Through Field Schools: Introduction Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 30(2): 210-219.
  • Tim Wallace, ed. 1999. Guest Editor, Mentoring Apprentice Ethnographers Through Field Schools. Anthropology and Education Quarterly 30(2): 210-250.
  • Tim Wallace, ed. 1997. Practicing Anthropology in the South. Athens, GA: U. of Georgia Press.
  • Tim Wallace. 1997. Putting Anthropology into Practice in the 1990's. In Practicing Anthropology in the South, edited by James M. (Tim) Wallace, Athens, GA: U. of Georgia Press, pp. 1-12.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Anthropology from Indiana University, 1975
  • M.A. in Latin American Studies from Indiana University, 1969
  • B.S. in Latin American Studies from St. Joseph's University, 1967
  • M.A. in Anthropology from Indiana University, 1971