Michael F. Brown is President of the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a 112-year-old non-profit research institution that promotes innovative work in anthropology and other social sciences as well as Native American art.  Before moving to SAR, he served on the Williams College faculty for 34 years, retiring in 2014 as the Lambert Professor of Anthropology & Latin American Studies, Emeritus.  During his time at Williams he chaired the Department of Anthropology & Sociology, served as director of the Oakley Center for the Humanities & Social Sciences, and co-chaired the campus committee that planned and executed the construction of Schapiro and Hollander Halls as well as the new Sawyer Library.  His professional interests include popular and traditional spirituality, ethnomedicine, dilemmas of heritage and heritage protection, and the indigenous peoples of the New World, especially the Amazon.

On 8 August 2014, Brown was featured in a two-page article in Pasatiempo (13 Mb), the weekly magazine of the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Michael Brown blogs occasionally at