• Role:

  • Position:

    • Instructor
  • Concentration:

    • Cultural Anthropology
  • Department:

    • Anthropology and Geography
  • Education:

    • M.A. in Cultural Anthropology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2013 B.A. in Visual and Performing Arts, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut, 2001


Professor Dorion received his master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from Colorado State University in May 2013 and currently teaches three classes here. His training is in economic anthropology, participatory methodology and community development. Patrick has contributed to various projects on the Pine Ridge, Cheyenne River, and Ute Mountain Ute Reservations, including research on crime, art entrepreneurship, and housing. He is excited to be consulting in the areas of data analysis and strategic planning for a local non-profit who does WASH work in the Siem Reap province of Cambodia.


Economic anthropology; socially embedded economies; crime & criminal justice; oppression; community development; evaluation


  • ANTH200, Cultures in the Global System

  • ANTH 235, Indigenous Peoples of North America

  • ANTH 449, Community Development from the Ground Up