Bard Faculty

Gregory Duff Morton

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Primary Academic Program: Anthropology

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Latin American and Iberian Studies


B.A., Yale University; A.M., M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago. Gregory Duff Morton most recently held a postdoctoral fellowship in international and public affairs at Brown University’s Watson Institute. His areas of research include conditional cash transfers, migrant labor, and social movement organizing in rural Brazil, and the impact of child disability on U.S. mothers’ labor force participation. Research interests also include economic anthropology (household economies, social class as structured inequality, gendered capital); social work and welfare (international social policy, conditional cash transfers, homelessness); cultural and linguistic anthropology (the meeting as social form, methods in linguistic anthropology); and Latin American social movements, including Brazil’s landless movement. His dissertation, "Leaving Labor: Reverse Migration, Welfare Cash, and the Specter of the Commodity in Northeastern Brazil," received the Sol Tax Dissertation Prize at the University of Chicago. His next project explores the emergence of Chinese immigrant traders in rural Brazil and the development of new routes of exchange in polyglot markets. His work has appeared in Social Service Review, Journal of Affective Disorders, American Ethnologist, Anthropological Quarterly, Providence Journal, and Journal of Recreational Mathematics, among other publications. At Bard since 2017.


Phone: 773-853-1901
Location: Hopson
Office: 301