The Politics of Engaged Research: Anthropology Beyond the Text

2016-2017

This project considers a range of questions about the politics of engaged research. In particular, he looks at the role anthropologists play as public intellectuals, expert witnesses, and advocates for marginalized communities, drawing on his own experience as an engaged scholar. This includes work as an advocate on behalf of people living downstream from a destructive mining project, evaluation of a conservation project, mediation of a dispute over the repatriation of human remains, independence movements and the politics of representation, and expert testimony for legal claims.

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