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Erika Robb Larkins

Erika Robb Larkins

Assistant Professor
Department of International and Area Studies
Hester Hall, Room 212
405-325-1608
erikalarkins@ou.edu

Erika Robb Larkins is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International and Area studies. An anthropologist by training, her work focuses broadly on the study of violence and inequality in urban Brazil.
 
Her book, The Spectacular Favela, forthcoming from the University of California Press, explores the connections between the production of spectacular violence in Rio de Janeiro and its commodification and consumption, locally as well as internationally. She is currently working on an ethnography of the private security industry in Rio.
 
Dr. Larkins teaches courses on violence, Brazil, urban studies, police, media studies, and the history andculture of narco-regimes in Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia. She received her Ph.D. (2011) and M.A. (2007) in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She also holds a M.A. (2004) in Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago and B.A. (2002) in History and Religious Studies fromIndiana University.

She received her Ph.D. (2011) and M.A. (2007) in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She also holds a M.A. (2004) in Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago and B.A. (2002) in History and Religious Studies from Indiana University.

Publications:

http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520282773
 
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/lsi.12024/abstract