The Catholic University of America

David Guillet

  Dr. David Guillet (PhD, University of Texas, 1974)
Professor Emeritus

Congratulations to Dr. David Guillet on his retirement in 2011 after 22 years at CUA, where he taught economic and ecological anthropology, on Latin America, food, environmental degradation, and research methods. Dr. Guillet conducted research in Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain and India. He is the author of Covering Ground: Communal Water Management and the State in the Peruvian Highlands (1992), Irrigation at High Altitude: Social Organization of Water Control in the Andes, with W. Mitchell (1995) and articles in journals such as the American Anthropologist, Current Anthropology, Comparative Studies in Society and History, Hispanic American Historical Review, American Ethnologist and Ethnology.

Some of his recent publications:

"Irrigation" International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, edited by William A. Darity, Jr. (2008)

"Rethinking Irrigation Efficiency: Chain Irrigation in Northwestern Spain" Human Ecology (2006)

"Ethnographic Models and Ancient Water Systems: Hohokam Irrigation" with Robert C. Hunt, David Abbott, James Bayman, Paul Fish, Suzanne Fish, Keith Kintigh, James Neely. American Antiquity (2006)

"Boundary Practice and Historical Consciousness in Spain and Peru" in Kay Pacha: Materialisations of Earth, Land, and Water in the Andes  (2006)

Dr. Guillet's Books

 Irrigation at High Altitudes: The Social Organization of Water Control Systems in the Andes (Society for Latin American Anthropology Publication, Vo)