Two of the most beautiful buffalos in the world. They belong to my old friend Malik Asif Nawaz and produce deliciously rich milk.

My research has covered a lot of ground over the years. My interests have included, among other things: conflict management, kinship, cultural models, methods, energy and the environment.

I sort of fall under the heading of political anthropologist, but I don’t necessarily fit very comfortably with other political anthropologists. My theoretical and methodological focus sets me a bit apart from many political anthropologists even though we clearly are concerned with the same phenomena.