David Sandell

Associate Professor
Sociology & Anthropology
Scharbauer Hall 4222

d.sandell@tcu.edu | 817-257-4677


Ph.D. 2004 University of Texas at Austin, Anthropology

MA 1998 University of Texas at Austin, Anthropology

MA 1993 University of Southern California, English

BA 1987 Lewis & Clark College, English and French

Courses Taught

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Language and Culture, Qualitative Research and Ethnography, Mexican American Culture; Anthropology of Violence; Globalization and Human Impacts; Migration: Crossing Borders, Crossing Cultures; France Today: Citizenship, Identity, and Nationalism

Areas of Focus

Cultural Anthropology, poetics, folklore, religion, migration, U.S. Southwest, Mexico

Open Your Heart: Religion and Cultural Poetics of Greater Mexico. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.

Mexican Retablos. Journal of Folklore Research 51, no. 1:13–47.

Mexican Pilgrimage, Migration, and Discovery of the Sacred. Journal of American Folklore 126, no. 502:361–385.

Milagroso/Miraculous: Mexican Aesthetics in the Unmaking and Making of Peasant Sociality. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 18-22, 2015.

Mexican Miracles and an Aesthetic of the Sacred. Inter-University Program for Latino Research biennial conference; Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame April 23-25, 2015.

Mexican Cultural Poetics: Past and New Research Initiatives. University of Guanajuato, León Campus. Guest Lecture, July 1, 2014.

American Anthropological Association
Society for Cultural Anthropology