Community Livelihood

*This research was partially funded by the Morris E. and Lucille R. Opler Dissertation Writing Fellowship (SUNY at Buffalo), the Mark Diamond Research Fund (MDRF, SUNY at Buffalo), and the CETL Incentive Funding Award (Kennesaw State University).

Lundy, Brandon D. 2014. Monitoring Conflicts of Interest: Social Conflict in Guinea-Bissau’s Fisheries. In Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies: Global Perspectives. Akanmu G. Adebayo, Jesse J. Benjamin, and Brandon D. Lundy, eds. Pp. 151-165. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Lundy, Brandon D. 2014. Negotiating Development: Valuation of a Guesthouse Project in Southern Guinea-Bissau. Journal of International and Global Studies 6(1):72-89.

Lundy, Brandon D. 2012. Ethnic Encounters and Everyday Economics in Kassumba, Guinea-Bissau. Ethnopolitics 11(3):235-254.

Lundy, Brandon D. 2012. Playing the Market: How the cashew ‘commodityscape’ is redefining Guinea-Bissau’s countryside. Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFÉ) 34(1):33-51.

Lundy, Brandon D. 2012. Spiritual Spaces, Marginal Places: The Commodification of a Nalú Sacred Grove. In Contested Economies: Global Tourism and Cultural Heritage. Sarah Lyon and Christian Wells, eds. Pp. 121-142. Lanham, MD: Altamira Press.


*This research was partially funded by the CHSS Faculty Scholarship (Kennesaw State University) and the CETL Incentive Funding Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity (Kennesaw State University).

Lundy, Brandon D., Mark Patterson, and Alex O’Neill. 2020. Negotiating Intersubjectivity as Methodology: Ethnographic Fieldwork and the Co-Production of Knowledge. In Anthropology: Weaving Our Discipline with Community, 2014 Southern Anthropological Society Proceedings, No. 45, edited by Lisa Lefler, 41-66. Knoxville, TN: Newfound Press.

Lundy, Brandon D., Mark Patterson, and Alex O’Neill. 2018. The impact of foreign-owned enterprises in low-income economies. Development in Practice 28(7): 943-951.

Lundy, Brandon D., Mark Patterson, and Alex O’Neill. 2017. Drivers and Deterrents of Entrepreneurial Enterprise in the Risk Prone Global South. Economic Anthropology 4(1):65-81.

Lundy, Brandon D. 2015. Trading on the Margins: Locating Continuities of Exchange in Guinea-Bissau. African Identities 13(2):111-128.

Labor Migration

*This research was partially funded by the OVPR Pilot/Seed Grant to Attract External Funding (Kennesaw State University).

Lundy, Brandon D., and Kezia Darkwah. 2021. Becoming Manjaco: Immigration, Integration, and Identity in Cabo Verde, West Africa. In Ethnocentrism in All Its Guises, edited by Marjorie Snipes, 45-58. Knoxville, TN: Newfound Press.

Lundy, Brandon D., and Sherrill Hayes. 2020. Refugees and Migration. In Managing International Conflict: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Constructive Engagement, edited by Charity Butcher and Maia Hallward, 203-217. New York: Routledge.

Lundy, Brandon D. Lundy, Allison C. Garefino, Brenda L. Cleaver, Danielle Dumett, Kaitlyn Godwin, Agazeet Haile, William P. Hasse, Alexandria Seigler, Kathleen B. Smith, and Nicholas A. Zingleman. 2020. Project- and Human-Centered Teaching and Learning: Diplomacy Lab and the Expanded Public Charge Rule for New Cabo Verdean Immigrants. Special Issue, “Teaching Migration.” Teaching and Learning Anthropology Journal 3(1): 52-60. DOI 10.5070/T33146972.

Lundy, Brandon D., and Kezia Darkwah. 2018. Measuring Community Integration of Lusophone West African Immigrant Populations through Needs Assessment, Human Security, and Realistic Conflict Theory. Journal of International Migration and Integration 19(2): 513-526.

Lundy, Brandon D., and Kezia Lartey. 2017. Deciding to Stay: Bissau-Guinean Labour Migrants in Cabo Verde, West Africa. In The Migration Conference 2017 Proceedings, Fethiye Tilbe, Elif Iskender, and Ibrahim Sirkeci, eds. Pp. 548-560. London: Transnational Press London.

Lartey, Kezia, and Brandon D. Lundy. 2017. Policy Considerations regarding the Integration of Lusophone West Africa Immigrant Populations. Border Crossing 7(1):108-121.

Hayes, Sherrill, Brandon D. Lundy, and Maia Carter Hallward. 2016. Conflict-Induced Migration and the Refugee Crisis: Global and Local Perspectives from Peacebuilding and Development. Special Issue on “Addressing Contemporary Migrant and Refugee Challenges: Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Perspectives,” Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 11(3):1-7.

Lopes, Jessica, and Brandon D. Lundy. 2014. Secondary Diaspora: Cape Verdean Immigration to the Southeastern United States. Southern Anthropologist 36(2):70-102.

Lundy, Brandon D. 2011. Dearly Deported: Social Citizenship of Undocumented Minors in the US. Migration Letters 8(1):55-66.

Environmental Studies

*This project is being partially funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and World Learning Fulbright Specialist Roster.

Lundy, Brandon D. 2018. Rebuilding Tertiary Education in Guinea-Bissau: Can it be done? Special Issue on “Higher Education in Africa: Global Perspectives” in FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education edited by Josiah Zackary Nyangau, 4(3): 169-190.

Lundy, Brandon D., and Akanmu Adebayo. 2016. Introduction: Sustainable Livelihoods, Conflicts, and Transformation. Special Issue on “Sustainable Livelihoods and Conflict,” Journal of Global Initiatives 10(2): 1-8.

**Presentations from the 53rd Annual Southern Anthropological Society Annual Meeting, "Innovations through Anthroplogy: Connecting with Communities, Partners, Places, and Issues"

Session: Developing A Framework for Ecological Studies in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa

LUNDY, Brandon D. Rebuilding Tertiary Education in Guinea-Bissau: Can it be done?

LANGKAU, Rachel Addressing threats to biodiversity: The risks and rewards of diversifying agricultural practices in Guinea-Bissau

SADIQ, Kamran H. Development of energy resources and infrastructure: A sign of international empowerment or neocolonialism?

WILSON, Samantha L. Cashew Crop Agroeconomics in Guinea-Bissau

Other Research

Lundy, Brandon D., Kezia Darkwah, and Raul Mendes Fernandes. 2019. A integridade feminina na re-construção nacional: O caso da Guiné-Bissau. Sintidus 2: 35-57.

Lundy, Brandon D. 2018. Challenging Adulthood: Changing Initiation Rites among the Balanta of Guinea-Bissau. African Studies 77(4): 169-190.

Smith, Susan Kirkpatrick, Brandon D. Lundy, and Cheyenne Dahlmann. 2017. High-Impact Practices in Anthropology: Creating a Bridge between Liberal Arts and Neoliberal Values. Georgia Journal of Science 75(2):1-14.

Lundy, Brandon D., Kezia Lartey, and Raul Mendes Fernandes. 2016. The Integrity of Women in Building a Nation: The Case of Guinea-Bissau. Journal of Global Initiatives 11(1):51-68.

Lundy, Brandon D. 2016. Rïm’s Unrest: Issues of Secrecy and the Multivalent Use of a Nalú Traditional Shrine Piece. African Arts 49(4):70-79.

Lundy, Brandon D. 2013. Cabral and Freire: The Importance of Cultural Capital in Re-Building a Successful Education System in Guinea-Bissau. In Claim No Easy Victories: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral. Firoze Manji and Bill Fletcher Jr., eds. Pp. 365-378. Dakar: CODESRIA/Daraja Press.

Lundy, Brandon D. 2012. The Involution of Democracy in Lusophone West Africa. In Managing Conflicts in Africa’s Democratic Transitions. Akanmu G. Adebayo, ed. Pp. 119-140, 191. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Lundy, Brandon D. 2012. Making Africa Accessible: Bringing Guinea-Bissau into the University Classroom. In Building Bridges in Anthropology: Understanding, Acting, Teaching and Theorizing. Robert Shanafelt, ed. Pp. 147-174. Knoxville, TN: Newfound Press.


Scholarly Books (Edited):




Lundy, Brandon D., Akanmu G.Adebayo, and Sherrill Hayes, eds. 2018[forthcoming]. Atone: Religion, Conflict, and Reconciliation. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.








Indigenous Africa

Adebayo, Akanmu G., Brandon D. Lundy, Jesse J. Benjamin, and Joseph Kingsley Adjei, eds. 2015. Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies in West and Central Africa: Beyond Right and Wrong. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.








Indigenous Global

Adebayo, Akanmu G., Jesse J. Benjamin, and Brandon D. Lundy, eds. 2014. Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies: Global Perspectives. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.









Lundy, Brandon D., ed. 2013. The Art of Anthropology / The Anthropology of Art. Knoxville, TN: Newfound Press.









Teaching Africa

Lundy, Brandon D., and Solomon Negash, eds. 2013. Teaching Africa: A Guide to the 21st-Century Classroom. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.









Present Area of Scientific Activity:

Ethnography; Sociocultural Anthropology; Lusophone West Africa (Guinea-Bissau and Cabo Verde), and the Atlantic World; Political Ecology; Globalization; Livelihood Strategies; Food Systems; Cultural Identity; Sustainable and Participatory Development; Ethnoeconomics; Ethnic Cooperation (Nalú and Balanta); Economic Anthropology; Marginalization; Border Zones; and Transnational Exchange; Entrepreneurship; Transnational Migration and Integration; Social Conflict; Indigenous Conflict Management.


He has conducted field research in Guinea Bissau, Senegal, Cabo Verde, Cabo Verdean Diaspora Communities in Atlanta, and New England. 

Dr. Lundy conducting field research