Dr. Claudine M Pied

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Contact Info

1143 Ullsvik Hall
1 University Plz
Platteville, WI 53818-3001

Department Info

Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology



  • Ph.D. Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center
  • B.A. Anthropology, Bowdoin College


  • Class and Inequalities
  • Small Town Politics
  • Community Transitions
  • Racism and Whiteness 
  • Global Economic Restructuring


  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Human Relations
  • Cultural Anthropology

Recent Publication:

  • “Small Town Populism and the Rise of Anti-Government Politics.” Ethnology: An International Journal of Cultural and Social Anthropology. 50:1 (2012). 17-41.

Current Projects:

  • Ordinary Hardworking Folks: Economic Restructuring and the Making of Populist Identities in a Maine Small Town
  • “Whiteness and Class Mythologies: The Problem People and the Workers”

Research interests:

  • Financialization of timberland ownership and its effects on surrounding communities
  • Negotiations between private land owners, conservation organizations, land users, and state entities