Professor Bauer’s experiences as an immigrant from Germany and his years of travel in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia strongly influenced his decision to become a cultural anthropologist. He has done ethnographic fieldwork on migration patterns, family dynamics, cultural identities, and local politics in Spain and Mexico. His current research focuses on the effects of tourism on a rural community in the Spanish region of Galicia. Dr. Bauer was a Fulbright Fellow and received research grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and other agencies. He often presents his work at national conferences. His publications include articles in American Ethnologist, Ethnohistory, and Social Science History. Professor Bauer teaches courses that emphasize social and cultural aspects of human development.