Dr. Arthur Scarritt joined the faculty of the Department of Sociology at Boise State University in 2007. He has a B.A. in Latin American Studies from The Evergreen State College, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His dissertation was titled "The Rattle of Burnt Bread: Indigenous Immobilization and Land Loss in Highland Peru, 1982-2003." With a particular interest in how the organization of society perpetuates racial inequalities, and strategies for overcoming these unequal relations, Dr. Scarritt's broad areas of interest include globalization, race and ethnicity, inequality, political sociology, Latino studies, and gender. He is a member of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the Pacific Sociological Association, the American Sociological Association, and the Association of Black Sociologists, and he serves as a manuscript reviewer for American Journal of Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Critical Sociology.
State of Discord: The Historic Reproduction of Racism in Highland Peru, Postcolonial Studies (2012)
This article adds to a small but growing call to return racial analyses to the...
Broker Fixed: The Racialized Social Structure and the Subjugation of Indigenous Populations in the Andes, Critical Sociology (2011)
Responding to calls to return racial analysis to indigenous Latin America, this article moves beyond...
Essentializing Authoritarianism: Implementing Neoliberalism in Highland Peru, The Applied Anthropologist (2010)
In order to help understand how neoliberalism generates new forms of localized governing and social...
Contributions to Books
Liderazgo Evangélico y el Espíritu de Comunidad (forthcoming), Repensando la violencia: etnografías de Ayacucho pasado y presente (2012)
'Indigenous Peoples, Latin America' and 'Peru', Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (2008)
Online Education: A Neoliberal Farce? (with Jared B. Fitzgerald), 84th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association (2013)
Students of the Great Recession: Learning from an Intensive Undergraduate Research Training Project (with Sergio Romero), College of Social Sciences & Public Affairs, Boise State University (2012)
This year marks the maiden voyage of the Inter-Mountain Social Research Lab (IMSRL) of the...
Students of the Great Recession: Learning from an Intensive Undergraduate Research Training Project (with Sergio Romero), 83rd Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association (2012)
Savage Articulations: Coerced Privatization and the Despotic Integration of Indigenous Villagers in Highland Peru, 83rd Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association (2012)