Anthropoliteia Editorial Board
William Garriott holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Princeton University and an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School. The focus of his current research and teaching is the relationship between law, crime and criminal justice, broadly conceived, with specific interest in drugs, addiction, policing and governance. He is the author of Policing Methamphetamine: Narcopolitics in Rural America as well as editor of the volumes Policing and Contemporary Governance: The Anthropology of Police in Practice and (with Eugene Raikhel) Addiction Trajectories. He teaches courses in the core Law, Politics, & Society curriculum at Drake University, including Critical Concepts in Law, Politics and Society and Senior Seminar. Additionally, he offers courses covering topics such as drugs, crime, punishment and the state.
Beatrice Jauregui is Assistant Professor in the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. She is a cultural anthropologist who studies the lived experiences of persons working in police and military bureaucracies to understand the everyday dynamics of authority, security and democratic order. She is co-editor of Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency (CHOICE winner for Outstanding Academic Title, 2010) and of the forthcoming SAGE Handbook of Global Policing. She is also author of articles published in American Ethnologist, Law and Social Inquiry, Journal of South Asian Studies, and Asian Policing. Her forthcoming book, provisionally titled Police, Power and Public Order in Postcolonial India explores everyday policing practices in Uttar Pradesh and the intersection of power and morality in contemporary northern India.
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 is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University to Ottawa, where she teaches visual anthropology, new media, and fieldwork and research methods in anthropology. Her work explores what kinds of understandings, practices and technologies are brought to bear in addressing the future, from the religious use of plants to counterterrorism policies. Meg has carried out long-term field research in Brazil, the United States, and France, and is the author of articles in the Washington Monthly, Health, Culture & Society, Biosocieties, and Cadernos do CEOM, among others, as well as chapters in volumes published by University of Chicago Press and Palgrave MacMillan. Her forthcoming book, provisionally titled Suspicious Activities, explores how figures of suspicion and vulnerability emerged and informed intelligence policies, particularly among police, in the United States over the last decade.
Michelle Stewart has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California Davis where she focused on Canadian policing. Her work investigated crime prevention and crime reduction programs and training that rely on collaborations between community, police and social service agencies. She argues contemporary policing produces novel offender categories through discrete risk and threat-based practices. Her new project continues to investigate risk and prevention with attention to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and how risk and diagnostic tools influence the ways in which FASD is understood in particular communities of practice. She teaches in the area of social justice at the University of Regina. For more information about her research.
Paul Mutsaers earned a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Utrecht University and is now working as a Ph.D Candidate in the Department of Culture Studies, Tilburg University and as Researcher at the Police Academy of the Netherlands. He is currently translating five years of ethnographic research on the policing of migrants in the Netherlands into a dissertation that connects this issue to changing structures of responsibility within the Dutch police. This work focuses on shifts in police governance – in terms of organizational authority, officers’ discretion, bureaucratic rulemaking and –breaking, accountability, new managerial styles etc. – and their effects on ethnic minority police officers and neighborhood residents. Website
Kristin Castner is a Ph.D. candidate in Criminal Justice from Temple University and earned an M.A. in Anthropology from The George Washington University. The focus of her current research revolves around topics in police surveillance & technology, proactive/personal policing models, intelligence lead policing and the policing of the police. Her thesis addresses the panoptic nature of police surveillance technology, as well as the impacts such technology has upon the personal relationships of officers with other officers. While attending GW, she was a student editor of the Anthropological Quarterly. website
In the Journals
David Thompson is currently a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, having earned a B.A. from the University of Sydney. His work focuses on prisons in Rio de Janeiro as institutions that subvert as much as they reinforce the established social and political order of the city; hosting different legal, political, humanitarian, evangelical, community and narcotic projects that then bleed out into the urban fabric of a city saturated with discourses on crime and justice. He has also previously written on protest movements in Rio, from the Occupy movement to the Summer 2013 demonstrations.
Top of the Pile
Jennifer Carlson (PhD, UC Berkeley, Sociology) is an American sociologist who works in Canada at the University of Toronto, splitting her time between Detroit and Toronto. She is the author of Citizen-Protectors: The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline, forthcoming in 2015 with Oxford University Press. Her interests include gender, criminology, socio-legal studies, political sociology and social theory, and her research focuses on guns, gun politics and gun crime. More on her research is available at http://jdawncarlson.com, and you can follow her on twitter at @jdawncarlson.
With the Author
Johanna Römer is completing a PhD in sociocultural and linguistic anthropology at New York University. Her work focuses on the relationship between law, technology and bureaucratic cultures. She has completed ethnographic and historical research on governance in Spain, exploring contemporary and 19th century concepts of social reform and punishment.
Kristen Drybread is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for the Study of Violence at the University of São Paulo. She completed her Ph.D. in Anthropology at Columbia University. Her work explores connections between democratic citizenship, humanitarianism, crime, and violence through the ethnographic study of crimes involving children and adolescents. Kristen has carried out long-term field research inside Brazilian juvenile prisons and among humanitarian organizations serving Brazilian street children. She has also conducted short-term fieldwork among prisoners recently released from Rikers Island in New York City. She has taught courses at Columbia University, Barnard College, Fordham University, and Hunter College. And her research has been funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Fulbright-Hays Foundation, and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), among others.
Charlie Hahn is an anthropologist with interests in the environment, state-forms, practices, and policing. His recent work has examined ethics, uncertainty and force in the training of police officers, as well as the confluence of community policing strategy and the atomization of surveillance capabilities. He holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Anthropology and Comparative Literature from the University of Washington, Seattle.
Maya Barak is a PhD student in American UNiversity’s Department of Justice, Law, and Society, with a dual concentration in the sociology of the law and criminology and an emphasis on qualitative methods. Her research brings together the topics of law, deviance, immigration, and power, utilizing interdisciplinary approaches that span the fields of criminology, law and society, sociology, and anthropology. Her dissertation examines the relationship between legal consciousness and procedural justice vis a vis immigration removal hearings.
Brian Lande earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at the University of California—Berkeley in 2010. He is also a deputy sheriff in a northern California Sheriff’s Office. From 2010 till 2012 he was a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). At DARPA he managed the intersection between Defense and Sociology and managed the Strategic Social Interactions Module program that was geared toward training development on tact and tactics for service members. He also maintains the blog Tact & Tactics.