Edward F. Fischer
Ph.D (Tulane University)
Director, Center for Latin American Studies, Vanderbilt University
Executive Director, Maní+
Ted Fischer is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University. His work focuses on issues of political economy and cultural values, and he has conducted long-term field work with the Maya of Guatemala and in Germany.
His video series Peoples and Cultures of the World was produced by the Teaching Company, and he has been featured on BigThink.com.
Ted is also the founder and director of Mani+, a project that develops and produces locally sourced products for malnourished children. More about Ted can be found on his personal website.
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