Department of Sociology & Anthropology

Dr. Tim Wallace

Anthropology Program Director

Associate Professor of Anthropology


May 22, 2017 - July 13, 2017

Courses for Fall Semester 2016 by Dr. Tim Wallace

  ANT254, Language and Culture

 ANT412/512, Applied Anthropology

Other courses taught recently

  ANT252, Cultural Anthropology

 ANT325, Andean South America  

ANT411, Anthropological Theory-Cable

 ANT431/531 Tourism, Culture and Anthropology

ANT433/533, Anthropology of Ecotourism and Heritage Conservation

ANT412/512, Applied Anthropology

Tim Wallace is an Anthropology Program Director and associate  professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at North Carolina State University. He received his PhD in Anthropology and an MA in Latin American Studies at Indiana University. His most recent research has been in Guatemala and Costa Rica working on issues of sustainable development and tourism in rural areas. His research includes work in Guatemala, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, Japan, Hungary, Madagascar, Mozambique and Togo. He has been leading ethnographic field schools every summer since 1994, including his upcoming, 24th annual, 2017 Summer program.  During the Spring Semester 2002, he was in Guatemala on a Fulbright teaching at the Universidad del Valle (UVG) in Guatemala City, which was followed by a Fulbright Senior Specialist award to UVG in 2003. In 2013 he resumed working with the UVG-Altiplano in Solola to assist with the development of the academic programs in tourism. Since 2002 he has returned to Guatemala every year as the director of the annual NCSU Ethnographic Field School, now in its 23rd season, held in Maya  communities on the shores of the fabulously beautiful Lake Atitlán. Prof. Wallace was President of the Southern Anthropological Society from 1994 to 1995 and currently is a Fellow and a recent Executive Board member of the Society for Applied Anthropology and a Fellow of the American Anthropological Association, and a Past President of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA). He also was the general series editor of the NAPA Bulletin series from 2005-2009. He completed a six year term in 2013 as the Editor of the SfAA News, the online news publication of the  Society for Applied Anthropology, and is also a Fellow of the NC Japan Center. He is also a Co-Founder a People-First Tourism, Inc., a company bringing tourists to find geneuine tour experiences with real people st the grassroots level. In addition, Dr. Wallace has a long-term collaborative relationship with the Industrial Design Program in Bogota, Colombia's  Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in research and teaching.

Contact Information:

Office: 220 1911 Building, (CB 8107), Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8107

Tel: 919-515-9025; Fax: 919-515-2610

Resumé of Dr. Tim Wallace