Professor, School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies
Mark Harris is the Head of the School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies at the University of St Andrews, UK. His research interests have focused on the people who live along the waterways of the Lower Amazon river and its tributaries. His monograph, Life on the Amazon, Oxford University Press, 2000, looked at questions of floodplain social life and their history in the region and beyond. His second monograph, Rebellion on the Amazon, Cambridge University Press, 2010, uses archival documents in Brazil, Portugal and Britain to study a peasant and indigenous insurgency in the Amazon in the 1830s. His wider interests include ethnohistory; environmental anthropology; and knowledge in and methodology of the social sciences.