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Charles F. Keyes is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington (nominally retired in 2006) whose research focuses on religion and political-economic change, the sociology of Theraveda Buddhism, ethnic group relations, and Southeast Asia. He is interested in how states intrude into everyday lives and how minority peoples respond to modern projects of nation-building. He is the editor with Shigeharu Tanabe of Cultural Crisis and Social Memory: Modernity and Identity in Thailand and Laos (2002) and the author of The Golden Peninsula: Culture and Adaptation in Mainland Southeast Asia (1977/1995), as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Keyes received his PhD in 1967 from Cornell University; in 2003 he was awarded the University of Washington's Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award.