- Fulbright Award (2008)
L. Shane Greene is a professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at IU. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and faculty associate in the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT) at IU. Greene joined IU's faculty in 2005 as an assistant professor of anthropology. He received his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1993, his M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago in 1995, and his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 2004.
Greene's research interests focus around social theory, social movements, race, urban subcultures, music and society, indigenous and afro-descendent rights, and political ecology. Much of his work and research has been in Latin America, particularly in Peru as well as the Amazonia/Andes. In 2008, Greene received a Fulbright "Traditional Scholars" award to research Afro-descendent and indigenous politics in Peru. His published books include Customizing Indigeneity: Paths to a Visionary Politics in Peru (Stanford University Press, 2009) and Punk and Revolution: 7 More Interpretations of Peruvian Reality (Duke University Press, 2016). In 2017, he received a Trustees Teaching Award from Indiana University.