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    • Faculty and students in the Department of Anthropology explore analytic, social, and political issues through ethnographic fieldwork, archival research, and theoretical reflection. They lead cutting-edge research and develop projects both individually and in collaboration with other graduate programs and centers at The New School.


      Recent Faculty Books

      On Not Dying: Secular Immortality in the Age of Technoscience
      Abou Farman, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
      University of Minnesota Press, 2020

      Chimpanzee Culture Wars: Rethinking Human Nature alongside Japanese, European, and American Cultural Primatologists
      Nicolas Langlitz, Associate Professor of Anthropology
      Princeton University Press, 2020 

      The Book of Unconformities: Speculations on Lost Time
      Hugh Raffles, Professor of Anthropology
      Penguin Random House, 2020

      Thinking with Balibar: A Lexicon of Conceptual Practice
      Ann Stoler, Brandt Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and History (co-editor)
      Fordham University Press, 2020

      Duress: Imperial Durabilities in Our Times
      Ann Stoler, Brandt Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and History
      Duke University Press, 2016

      Anti-Crisis
      Janet Roitman, Professor of Anthropology
      Duke University Press, 2013

      Imperial Debris: On Ruins and Ruination
      Ann Stoler, Brandt Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and History
      Duke University Press, 2013 

      Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research since the Decade of the Brain
      Nicolas Langlitz, Associate Professor of Anthropology
      Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012

      Casualties of Care: Immigration and the Politics of Humanitarianism in France
      Miriam Ticktin, Associate Professor of Anthropology
      University of California Press, 2011 


      Recent Dissertation Titles

      2020

      Tamara Alvarez
      Dissertation: The Eighth Continent: An Ethnography of 21st Century Euro-American Plans to Settle the Moon

      Frederick Charles Howard III
      Dissertation: No Refuge in Return: A Study of Landscape, Home, and Colonial Power for Oglala Veterans on Pine Ridge

      Chi Chung Lau
      Dissertation: Digitized China: Technology, State, Everyday Life

      2019

      Katyayani Dalmia
      Dissertation: Inhabiting One’s Skin: An Ethnography of Body and Color in a North Indian City

      Randi L. Irwin
      Dissertation: Derivative States: Property Rights and Claims-making in a Non-self-governing Territory

      Charles Alan McDonald
      Dissertation: Return to Sepharad: Citizenship, Conversion, and the Politics of Jewish Inclusion in Spain

      Viana Muller
      Dissertation: Gender Structures and Stratification in Prehistoric Northwest and Central-West Europe: 1500 BCE-800 CE

      Alexios Tsigkas
      Dissertation: Discerning Value: Taste as an Economic Fact

      2018

      Tyler James Boersen
      Dissertation: Greek Liquidity: Housing, Credit, and the Globalization of Insolvency

      Jason Duane Euren
      DissertationIn Search of Innovation: Hacking Technocracy, Participation, and Politics in the Bay

      Brie Marina Gettleson
      DissertationThe Desaparecidos of Everyday Life: Militarism and Femicide in Guatemala

      Rhea Bonita Rahman
      Dissertation: Global Muslims Doing Good: Islamic Humanitarianism in Practice

      Emily Sekine
      Dissertation: The Unsteady Earth: Geological Kinships in Post-Fukushima Japan

      Marisa E. Solomon
      Dissertation: Letting Trash Talk: Garbage in the Order of People

      Ana María Ulloa Garzón
      DissertationAfter Flavor: An Ethnographic Study of Science, Industry, and Gastronomy

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