Maya Barak (former contributor)
Kevin Karpiak is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology at Eastern Michigan University. His work focuses on policing as a useful nexus for exploring questions in both political anthropology and the anthropology of morality. His dissertation, The Police Against Itself: assembling a “post-social” police (UC Berkeley 2009), provides an ethnographic account of the ethical work undertaken by police officers, administrators, educators and citizens as they experiment with new forms of sociality “after the social moment” in France. Before teaching at EMU, he taught at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po, Paris) and Assumption College (Worcester, MA). Here is more about Kevin’s research as well as his Curriculum Vitae . Or, you can find out more about his work at his personal blog.
Jeff Martin has a PHD in anthropology from the University of Chicago, and teaches in the Department of Sociology at the University of Hong Kong. He has done ethnographic and historical research on the police in Taiwan, and is developing a new research project on the theme of cultures of policing in East Asia. Personal webpage.
Meg Stalcup received her PhD from the Joint program in Medical Anthropology at UC Berkeley and San Francisco. Her thesis Connecting the Dots examined changes in intelligence and law enforcement since 9/11, drawing on fieldwork conducted at a fusion center in the United States and with the Bioterrorism program at Interpol, in France. Meg is currently a postdoctoral fellow at FHCRC and is preparing a book based on this material.
Michelle Stewart is doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California Davis. Her work focuses police training and practices in Canada with attention to narratives of prevention, risk and threat . She has taught at the University of California including introductory courses in anthropology and urban anthropology. For more information about her research.