Meet the authors of the 64-2 issue, April 2022.
Iracema Dulley is a Fellow at the ICI Berlin-Institute for Cultural Inquiry, and Affiliated Professor at the Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil. Her research interests lie in the fields of sociocultural and philosophical anthropology, history, and psychoanalysis. Drawing on fifteen years of engagement with colonial and postcolonial Angola, her work has addressed the relationship between sociocultural, political, historical, and linguistic elements in subject constitution through interrogations of processes of differentiation, ethnographic writing, translation, naming, witchcraft, and missionization. She is the author of On the Emic Gesture (Routledge 2019), Os nomes dos outros (Humanitas 2015), Deus é feiticeiro (Annablume 2010), and various articles and book chapters in English and Portuguese.
Stuart Kirsch is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Reverse Anthropology: Indigenous Analysis of Social and Environmental Relations (Stanford University Press, 2006); Mining Capitalism: The Relationship between Corporations and Their Critics (University of California Press, 2014); and most recently, Engaged Anthropology: Politics Beyond the Text (University of California Press, 2018). His current research, funded by the NOMIS Foundation in Switzerland, addresses the materiality and politics of the transition to a post-carbon future.
Edward Murphy is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and the Global Urban Studies Program at Michigan State University. A graduate of the Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History at the University of Michigan, he is the author of For a Proper Home: Housing Rights in the Margins of Urban Chile, 1960–2010 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015), which won the 2016 prize for the best book in the social sciences for the Southern Cone Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association. Murphy also served as the managing editor for the volumes Anthrohistory: Unsettling Knowledge, Questioning Discipline (University of Michigan Press, 2011); and (with Najib B. Hourani) The Housing Question: Tensions, Continuities, and Contingencies in the Modern City (Ashgate/Routledge, 2016).
Jean-Baptiste Pettier earned a doctorate in 2015 in social and cultural anthropology from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He has a broad interdisciplinary background in the social sciences with a specialization in Chinese society. His main research interests concern sentiments, affect, and morality and their relationship to political and economic conditions. From 2017 until 2019 he was a Dahlem Postdoctoral Fellow at Freie Universität Berlin, as well as a visiting researcher and lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In 2020, he was a visiting professor of public anthropology at the University of Bremen. As a speaker of the Research Group on China(s) of the German Anthropological Association, he is a co-organizer of a research network working on the co-constructions of ethnographic and academic regions in respect to the anthropology of the Chinese worlds. His current personal project, based at the Freie Universität Berlin, concerns the affective dimensions of the commerce and protection of a charismatic marine species used in Chinese medicine, between Madagascar and China. His work has been published in L’Homme, Anthropology of Consciousness, Ethnography, Critical Asian Studies, and Environmental History, among other journals.
Shozab Raza is a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on imperialism, agrarian change, and radical politics in the Global South, especially Pakistan. He has research articles published or forthcoming in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East and Ethnography. He is also a founding editor of Jamhoor,a critical left magazine on South Asia.
Christina Schwenkel is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Program in Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California at Riverside. She has published widely on the cultural mediation of memories of war and imperialism through infrastructure and the built environment and is the author of The American War in Contemporary Vietnam: Transnational Remembrance and Representation (Indiana University Press, 2009). Her current work examines transnational circulations of Cold War technologies and design practices between Vietnam and East Germany. Her most recent book, Building Socialism: The Afterlife of East German Architecture in Urban Vietnam, was published in 2020 with Duke University Press. A recipient of a Berlin Prize from the American Academy, her work has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, Wenner-Gren Foundation, Fulbright-Hays, and the Graham Foundation.
Pooyan Tamimi Arab is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He is author of Why Do Religious Forms Matter? (Palgrave, 2022) and a member of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Hedwig A. Waters is a postdoctoral fellow in the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden University, and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, University College London. Hedwig received her Ph.D. from University College London in 2019. Her CSSH article is part of a book project on the imbrications of debt and the wildlife trade along the eastern Mongolia-to-China border, which is forthcoming with UCL Press in the Economic Exposures in Asia series.
Alp Yenen is an Assistant Professor for Modern Turkish History and Culture at Leiden University Institute for Area Studies. Previously, he was a research associate and senior resident at the University of Basel. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Basel and a MA degree from the University of Munich. He has published in journals such as Contemporary European History (forthcoming), Middle Eastern Studies, and Die Welt des Islams on the comparative and connected history of the end of the Ottoman Empire. He co-edited (with Ramazan Hakkı Öztan) the volume Age of Rogues: Rebels, Revolutionaries, and Racketeers at the Frontier of Empires (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2021). He is preparing a book on the international history of the Young Turk movement in the aftermath of the First World War.