Professor McClusky teaches students about corporate power and social and economic inequalities in the education and food systems. She focuses on the problems of capitalism, U.S. Relations in Latin America, and the effects of globalization on indigenous peoples. Her research looks at issues of domestic violence among Maya in Belize, as well as current social movements in the United States, particularly Critical Mass. She has also done research on Han Chinese concepts of dreaming.
1985 B.A. University at Buffalo, Anthropology & Psychology
1989 M.A. University at Buffalo, Anthropology
1998 Ph.D. University at Buffalo, Anthropology
McClusky, L.J. Here Our Culture is Hard: Stories of Domestic Violence from a Mayan Community in Belize. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2001.
McClusky, L.J.., Dentan, R.K., Kramer, M., and Moffit, Alan, eds. "Pity the Bones by Wandering River, Which Still in Lovers' Dreams Appear as Men." Functions of Dreaming. Albany: SUNY Press, 1993.
Principles of Sociology
"Deviance" and Society
Qualitative Research Methods in Sociology
The Social Science of Food
The Sociology of Education
The Global Clash of Cultures
Latin America and the Caribbean
Social Inequality: Class and Ethnicity
Advanced Internship in Social Service Agencies
Senior Essay and Research Seminar in Sociology and Anthropology