Michael F. Brown
Michael Brown is currently president of the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He served on the Williams College faculty for 34 years, retiring in 2014 as the Lambert Professor of Anthropology & Latin American Studies, Emeritus. During his time at Williams he chaired the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, served as director of the Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and co-chaired the Stetson-Sawyer Building Committee, which planned the construction of Schapiro and Hollander Halls as well as the new Sawyer Library. His professional interests include popular and traditional spirituality, ethnomedicine, dilemmas of heritage and heritage protection, and the indigenous peoples of the New World, especially the Amazon.