Professor Kent Maynard earned a B.A. from the University of Redlands, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University. At Denison since 1981, he teaches courses in indigenous medicine, social theory, cross-cultural studies of human nature, society and literature, religion, and indigenous societies of Latin America. At present, he also is the Director of the Honors Program at Denison.
My interests include classical and contemporary theory, social identity, religion, Protestantism, medical anthropology and sociology, ethnographic writing and poetry, and the American class system. My research and writing focus on four areas: Protestantism in Ecuador, the economic and cultural position of the middle classes in U.S. society, ethnographic poetry, and the history of indigenous medicine in the Republic of Cameroon, West Africa