Shane Greene

Shane Greene

Professor, Anthropology

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Spanish & Portuguese


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Chicago, 2004
  • M.A., Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 1995
  • B.A., Anthropology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1993

About L. Shane Greene

I study punk subcultures, music, art, popular culture, race, resistance, anarchism, social movements and most anything else that inspires at the intersection of creative multi-media ethnography and critical social theory. Much of my work has been in Latin America, specifically Peru. More generally, I wander around peripatetically with an open eye on the entire hemisphere, the US included. Hopefully, I’ll get around to finishing a back burner project I call Misanthropology, a dark look into the fatally flawed project of being human.

Selected Publications


2021. Punk! Las América Edition.Co-edited with Olga Rodriguez-Ulloa and Rodrigo Quijano. Bristol, UK: Intellect.

2016. Punk and Revolution: 7 More Interpretations of Peruvian Reality. Durham: Duke University Press. Companion website: [Translation: Pank y Revolución 7 Interpretaciones de la Realidad Subterránea. Lima: Pesopluma.]

2016. El Problema Primario del Perú es el Pituco Buenos Aires Madre Selva.

2009 Customizing Indigeneity: Paths to a Visionary Politics in Peru. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press. [Translation: Caminos y Carretera: Acostumbrando la Indigenidad en la Selva Peruana. Lima: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos.]


2017. “On Misanthropology (art, punk, species-hate)” In Between Matter and Method: Encounters in Anthropology and the Arts. Pp.35-50. G. Bakke and M. Peterson, eds. New York: Bloomsbury.

2017. “On Punk and Repulsion, a Misfit Theory of Society” In Anthropology of the Arts: A Reader. G. Bakke and M. Peterson, eds.Pps. 263-273. New York: Bloomsbury Press.

2016. “Peruvian Punk as a Global Means of Underground Production” Popular Music and Society. 39(3): 286-300.

2012. “The Problem of Peru’s Punk Underground” Journal of Popular Music Studies, 24(4):579-590.

2012. “Does still relatively invisible mean less likely to be co-opted? Reflections on the Afro-Peruvian Case” In Black Social Movements in Latin America: From Monocultural Mestizaje to Multiculturalism.Jean Rahier, ed. Pps. 151-168. New York: Palgrave.

2012. “Todos Somos Iguales, Todos Somos Incas: Dilemmas on Afro-Peruvian citizenship and Inca Whiteness in Peru” In Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America. J. Burdick and K. Dixon, eds. Pps. 282-304. Gainsville: University of Florida Press.

2007. “Introduction: On Race, Roots/Routes, and Sovereignty in Latin America’s Afro-Indigenous Multiculturalisms” for special issue of Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. 12(2):329-355.

2007. “Entre lo indio, lo negro, y lo incaico: The Spatial Hierarchies of Difference behind Peru’s Multicultural Curtain” for special issue of Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. 12(2):441-474.

2006. “Getting over the Andes: The Geo-Eco-Politics of Indigenous Movements in Peru’s 21st Century Inca Empire” Journal of Latin American Studies. 38(2): 327-35.