He graduated from the University of Michigan, and from the City University of New York with a Ph.D. in Anthropology.[when?] He has worked for the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, and is Coordinator of the Linguistics Division, Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Belem-Para, Brazil. He published a grammar of Gavião, a Brazilian Amazonian language. He is on the advisory board of the Center for Amazon Community Ecology.
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- After the trees: living on the Transamazon Highway, Douglas Ian Stewart, University of Texas Press, 1994, ISBN 978-0-292-77680-7