Political Economy

Specialists

    • Anne Allison
    • Robert O. Keohane Professor of Cultural Anthropology; Professor of Women's Studies
    • Anne Allison is a cultural anthropologist who researches the intersection between political economy, everyday life, and the imagination in the context of late capitalist, post-industrial Japan. Her work spans the subjects of sexuality, pornography, and maternal labor to the globalization of Japanese youth products and the precarity of irregular workers. ...
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    • Anne-Maria Makhulu
    • Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African & African American Studies
    • Anne-Maria Makhulu is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Duke University. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 2003. Her research interests cover: Africa and more specifically South Africa, cities, space, globalization, political economy, neoliberalism, the ...
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    • Diane Nelson
    • Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Women's Studies
    • My work is concerned with subjectivity and power and draws on close to 25 years of work in Guatemala (over seven years in country). Specifically, I try to understand how complex social formations like nationalism, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality intersect with violence and the state to produce people’s senses of identity. I began working in Guatemala in ...
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    • Charles Piot
    • Professor of Cultural Anthropology, African & African American Studies and Women's Studies
    • I do research on contemporary culture and politics, as well as on histories of slavery and colonialism, in francophone West Africa. My first book, Remotely Global: Village Modernity in West Africa (1999) attempted to retheorize a classic out-of-the-way place as within the modern and the global. My recent book, Nostalgia for the Future: West Africa ...
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    • Irene Silverblatt
    • Professor of Cultural Anthropology, History and Women's Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies
    • Irene Silverblatt researches the cultural dimensions of power. She studies how “race-thinking” and gender relations were integral to the making of the modern world as well as how historical memory has shaped feelings of national belonging and demands for universal rights. These interests are both historical and contemporary, and have taken Silverblatt to the Inca ...
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