- Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida (in progress)
- M.A., University of Central Florida, Anthropology, 2009
- B.A., University of Central Florida, Anthropology, 2006
My research focuses primarily on pre-Columbian societies of the Andes, western Amazon, and Mesoamerica. Much of this research is concerned with how states create subjects and the impact of political systems on the construction of the built environment and the organization of labor. Additionally, I am interested in the development of economic systems of non-capital exchange and the impact of these systems on variable ecologies, as well as the social consequences of non-western colonial practices. My primary theoretical interests stem from a practice oriented approach to materiality, human-object relations. My applied interests focus on the use of Geographic Information Systems in archaeology, the ethnography and politics of state-sponsored tourism and the impact of archaeological practices on modern communities.
Crandall, James M, In Press El Desarrollo Espacial de las Comunidades Chachapoya bajo la Dominación Colonial Inka y española. Boletín de Arqueología.
Johnson, Lisa M., James M. Crandall, and Lucas Martindale-Johnson, 2015 From Vision to Cosmovision: Memory and the Senses in the Creation of Maya Ritual Space. Archaeological Review from Cambridge 30(1): 113-122.
Crandall, James M, 2013 The Eschatology of the Chachapoya: Spaces of Death in the Northern Andes. Baessler-Archiv 60: 39-55.
Grants, Fellowships, and Awards
- Digital Global Foundation Imagery Grant, 2016
- Charles H. Fairbanks Award, 2015
- UF Graduate School Dissertation Research Grant, 2014
- Latin American Studies Field Research Grant, University of Florida, 2012
- Grinter Fellowship, University of Florida, 2010-2012