Peter J Bertocci

Published: 6 Oct 2016


I am retired professor of anthropology with some 4 years of research experience in Bangladesh between 1966 and 1999. My research interests focused for the most part on rural socio-economic and political organization, requiring me to live in peasant villages and small district headquarter towns for extended periods of time. During my last visit to the country, I focused on popular Islam, in both rural and urban settings, both in small groups and at both rural and urban shrines (mazar) of “holy men” (pirs). Among my publications will be found occasional articles summarizing political events at the national level for journals specializing in Asian politics.