David Flood

Armstrong Postdoctoral Fellow
College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
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PhD (2017) and MA (2012), Sociocultural Anthropology (University of Virginia)

BA (2004), Cultural Studies (University of North Carolina, Chapel-Hill)

Rachel Most

David Flood's research focuses on whiteness and class in the US south, with particular attention to their relationship in times of (neo)populism. His current project looks at amateur music scenes as a space of cross-class and political encounter and negotiation. He is also interested in the trajectory of practices and ideas in leftist activism during the 21st century. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, as well as by the University of Virginia. He currently serves as co-editor of JANA, the Journal for the Anthropology of North America. At UVA, his current teaching focuses on music in late capitalism, and labor in the 21st century.