Marc Boglioli (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison) is Assistant Professor of Anthropology. His research focuses on human-nature relations, gender, and modernity. His book A Matter of Life and Death: Hunting in Contemporary Vermont (forthcoming 2009, University of Massachusetts Press) explores a wide range of issues, including masculinity at homosocial Vermont deer-hunting camps, the role of Euro-Vermonter representations of Western Abenaki history in the construction of contemporary Vermont identity, controversial coyote-hunting tournaments in central Vermont, and theorizations of the “West”. “In the broadest sense,” he observes, “my work in Vermont has been a long meditation – in all its cultural, historical, and ethical complexity – on what historian Bill Cronon refers to as ‘the unending task of struggling to live rightly in the world’”.