Contact Info

Baldwin 259
Office Hours:
Tuesday 1:00-2:30

Research interests— economic anthropology, institutional analysis, land tenure, West Africa, United States

Of note:

Recent Publications:

Bonanno, A.V. 2018. “Formalizing Freedom: Land Tenure Arrangements from the Perspective of Social Modes of Production.” In Living (In) Dependence: Critical Perspectives on Global Interdependence, edited by B.F. Ndi, B.H. Fishkin, and A.T. Ankumah, 99-124. Bamenda, Cameroon: Langaa Research and Publishing Common Initiative Group.

Bonanno, A.V. 2018. "Assessing Local Mutual Credit as a Socioeconomic Tool for Farmers in New York State’s Hudson Valley."  International Journal of Community Currency Research 22, 89-102.


Fulbright U.S. Student Research Award—Sierra Leone, U.S. Department of State, 2019-2020

Best Graduate Student Paper/Presentation—Bonanno, A.V. & Bonanno, A.M. 2017. "Family Farms, Family Land: National Land Policy, Customary Tenure Arrangements, and Change in Northern Sierra Leone." Paper presented at the Southeastern Regional Seminar in African Studies Fall 2017 Conference, Auburn University. 



M.S. Environmental Policy, Bard College, 2015

B.A. Political Science, Houghton College, 2012


Articles Featuring Andrew Bonanno

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 9:22am

Congratulations to Andrew Bonanno, who was awarded the Fulbright award.


Andrew Bonanno of Tivoli, New York, is a Ph.D. student in anthropology. He will spend his Fulbright year in Sierra Leone studying land tenure change and economic well-being.