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Reece Jon McGee Texas State University, USA

R. Jon McGee received his Ph.D. from Rice University in 1983.  He is currently Professor of Anthropology at Texas State University, where he has taught since 1985.  His research has focused generally on anthropological theory, field research methods, and the anthropology of culture and religion.  More specifically, he has conducted extensive studies on Maya religion, language, and culture.  He leads an annual study abroad program in Canterbury, England.  Among the many books he’s written or edited are Watching Lacandon Maya Lives (Allyn & Bacon, 2001) and Life, Ritual and Religion Among the Lacandon Maya (Wadsworth, 1989). With Richard Warms and James Garber, he authored Sacred Realms: Readings in the Anthropology of Religion, Second Edition (Oxford University Press, 2008) and, with Warms, coauthored Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History, Fifth Edition (McGraw-Hill, 2011).