Anthropologist by training (PhD, U Chicago). Misanthrope by choice. Professor at Indiana University Bloomington with stints as a Visiting Professor at MIT, University of Manchester, and La Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Peru, also the country where I've done much of my research. Broad interests in social theory, popular culture, resistance, anarchism, art, music, race, class, and the end times for homo sapiens. Musician when there's time.



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"This book demonstrates that punk has much to teach us about the Américas""

     - Paulo Drinot (University             College London)

"The transgressions this volume performs run the risk of becoming exemplary"

     - Marisol de la Cadena (UC           Davis)


2021. Intellect


"An amazing read"

     - Thurston Moore  (Sonic                Youth)

"Greene's candid, no-holds-barred prose is times hilarious"   

      - Miguel la Serna (UNC)


2016. Duke U. Press


"Su lenguaje es subte pero no deja de ser un discurso académico"

     - Victor Vich (PUCP)

"Esto no es cualquier libro."

     - María Eugenia Ulfe (PUCP)

"A whirlwind tour through the history of social and political theory"

       - Michael Cepek (UTSA)


"A must for those interested in the role of indigeneity in the contemporary world"

        -Jelke Boesten (King's                    College)


2017. Pesopluma



2009. Stanford U Press



Below is a selected list of publications. Click for the PDF. All other publications are HERE.

2021. "¿Otro Punk es Posible? Heterogenous Hemisphere, Contested Territories. In Punk! Las Américas Edition. O. Rodríguez-Ulloa, R. Quijano, S. Greene, eds. Pps. 11-31. Bristol: Intellect.

2021. "Not Your Punk" In Punk! Las Américas Edition. O. Rodríguez-Ulloa, R. Quijano, S. Greene, eds. Pps. 307-325. Bristol: Intellect. 

2017. “On Misanthropology (art, punk, species-hate)” In Between Matter and Method: Encounters in Anthropology and the Arts. Pp. 35-50. G. Bakke and M. Peterson, eds. New York: Bloomsbury.

2017. “On Punk and Repulsion, a Misfit Theory of Society” In Anthropology of the Arts: A Reader. G. Bakke and M. Peterson, eds. Pps. 263-273. New York: Bloomsbury.

2016. “Peruvian Punk as a Global Means of Underground Production” Popular Music and Society. 39(3): 286-300.

2014. “El Problema Primario del Perú es el Pituco”  Mundial ‘Zine, 9 de Diciembre. Lima, Peru. (Co-designed with Shad Gross)

2012. “Notes from the Peruvian Underground: Part I” Maximum RockNRoll. October, #353.

2012. “Todos Somos Iguales, Todos Somos Incas: Dilemmas on Afro-Peruvian citizenship and Inca Whiteness in Peru”  In Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America. J. Burdick and K. Dixon, eds. Pps. 282-304. Gainsville: University of Florida Press.

2007. “Introduction: On Race, Roots/Routes, and Sovereignty in Latin America’s Afro-Indigenous Multiculturalisms” for special issue of Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. 12(2):329-355.

2006. “Getting over the Andes: The Geo-Eco-Politics of Indigenous Movements in Peru’s 21st Century Inca Empire” Journal of Latin American Studies. 38(2): 327-354.


I'm an occasional musician and song-writer, recording and performing under the name Cuervo Sucio. Here's a recent video. More can be found on Spotify and Cuervo Sucio's YouTube channel.



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