Tristan Call Ph.D. candidate, Department of Anthropology
Tristan Call specializes in research on migrant labor, agriculture, and people’s history. After spending several years doing participatory ethnography with peasant unions in the struggle for land reform in Guatemala, he began studying the processes of dispossession and alliance-building among Tennessee farm laborers, research which forms the basis of his current dissertation work. He uses collaborative social-movement centered methods to engage in participatory worker-to-worker research and popular education work with movement organizations such as Workers’ Dignity, Nashville Fair Food, and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. He is based out of the Nashville Greenlands community, an agrarian social justice collaborative in North Nashville.