Caleb Bush

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Caleb Bush

Associate Professor; Assistant Professor

Rm 439
(715) 384-1714



Dr. Caleb Bush is teaching Sociology. Prior to joining the faculty in Marshfield, he taught at the University of New Mexico, Gallup, N.M., and San Juan College, Farmington, N.M.

Bush has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he was Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his Masters of Arts in Sociology from the University of Illinois and was a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow in African Studies. In 2005, Bush completed his doctorate in Sociology from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

His research examines the expansion of historical capitalism across the Navajo Reservation and the resulting social conflicts that emerged in the American Southwest. He is particularly interested in local perceptions of land and the persistence of non-capitalist conceptions of value.

Bush has published work examining capitalism's historical expansion and how indigenous peoples actively shape this process. From 1999 to 2004, he was editor of the Bulletin of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.

He and his wife, Elizabeth, and son, Jonah, live in Marshfield.