About Me and My Work

portraitStanley Brandes holds a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, where he is Professor of Anthropology.  For more than four decades he has been conducting fieldwork in the Iberian Peninsula, Mexico, and the United States.  His principal areas of investigation include folklore, visual anthropology, popular religion, and the cultural dimensions of food and drink.  Brandes is the author of six books and over a hundred fifty articles, book chapters, and brief reviews and communications.  His most recent monographs are STAYING SOBER IN MEXICO CITY (2002), and SKULLS TO THE LIVING, BREAD TO THE DEAD: THE DAY OF THE DEAD IN MEXICO AND BEYOND (2006).