Dr. Erika Robb Larkins

Erika Robb Larkins

Associate Professor
Office: AL-626 | Phone: (619) 594-5028 | Email: [email protected]

Erika Robb Larkins received her doctorate in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She also holds a M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago. Her research and teaching focus on urban anthropology, violence and inequality, crime, drug policy, security, police, incarceration, political economy, tourism, and public anthropology; Brazil, Latin America . Her first book, The Spectacular Favela: Violence in Modern Brazil (U California Press 2015), explores the political economy of spectacular violence in one of Rio’s most famous favelas. Dr. Larkins is presently working on a second book examining the private security industry in Brazil. She is also the director of the Behner and Stiefel Center for Brazilian Studies.