Princeton University, Anthropology
Brandon Hunter is a second year student in the Department of Anthropology at Princeton University. Brandon’s work examines the intersection of labor, law, and politics in the everyday lives of people, with specific interest in how people become politically charged and politically engaged in their communities and workplaces. His dissertation project investigates these issues in the context of Mexico’s tourism industry, but he has also taken on projects in the United States on criminal justice reform efforts with special interest in the “ban the box” movement. Brandon’s work seeks to use ethnographic method to draw connections and enrich our understanding of the ordinary, showing the confluence and ruptures that pervade peoples’ experiences with their communities and their world.