You are most welcome.

Sidewalk Radio is a tool for advocacy along social, economic, and political lines. Advocacy means stuff like creating healthy communities,
contributing to environmental justice, and building strong trade unions for agricultural workers.

The aim of Sidewalk Radio is to educate and encourage individuals to create visual media for social change, as well as being a resource for anthropological and ethical issues affecting communities in developed and developing countries.

Blog themes will shift over time. The first theme is transnational tobacco companies such as cigarette manufacturers (Philip Morris and British American Tobacco) and tobacco leaf buying companies (Universal Corporation and Alliance One International).

Digital stories produced by students in my courses in the Anthropology Department, University of Colorado, Denver, and in digital storytelling workshops focused on Latinos, health disparities, and community advocacy in Colorado, are being uploaded to the blog beginning in fall 2009.

Michelle OtaƱez, a graphics artist, assists with content development for

I am an assistant professor of political ecology in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado, Denver.


I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California, San Francisco (2004-8).


In 2004, I received a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of California at Irvine.


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