“Battle of Agencies” Released

Ali Sipahi describes how the Gezi Park protests of 2013 transformed his thinking about the 1985 massacres of Armenians in Harput, Turkey, analyzed in his recent CSSH essay, “Deception and Violence in the Ottoman Empire: The People’s Theory of Crowd Behavior during the Hamidian Massacres of 1895.”

2020 Jack Goody Award

CSSH awards Jatin Dua the 2020 Jack Goody Prize for his superb essay, “Hijacked: Piracy and Economies of Protection in the Western Indian Ocean.” CSSH also recognizes Marvin Chochotte’s article, “Making Peasants Chèf: The Tonton Makout Militia and the Moral Politics of Terror in the Haitian Countryside during the Dictatorship of François Duvalier, 1957–1971,” with an Honorable Mention.