ESRC Future Research Leaders Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-2016)
- Social Movements
- Hierarchy / Heterarchy
- Digital mediation and the public sphere
- Political Anthropology and Political Thought
I am currently working with members of the group that calls itself ‘Anonymous’ here in the UK. Rather being subsumed by its online ‘hacktivist’ arm (as explored by Gabriella Coleman) I am fascinated by how Anonymous UK has materialised in recent years as a vibrant form of street protest, becoming a signifier for a variety of fused revolutionary political-cum-cosmological projects. The ethnography will conclude with the climax of Britain’s next general election in 2015.
On 4th – 5th June 2015 I will be convening a conference at UCL entitled The War of Worlds: Self and Society in Social Movements. Please email me if you would like further information.
2014. (Book Review). Jeffrey S Juris and Alexander Khasnabish (eds), ‘Insurgent Encounters. Transnational Activism, Ethnography, and the Political’, Critique of Anthropology September 2014 34: 367-369, doi:10.1177/0308275X14544935.
2013 ‘Agency and the Anstoß: Max Planck Directors as Fichtean Subjects’, Special Issue on the Study of Organisations (ed. V. Peacock), Anthropology in Action, 20:2, pp. 6-16.
2013 (with Philip Kao) ‘Introduction: Transcending Structure-Agency in the Study of Organisations’, Special Issue on the Study of Organisations (ed. V. Peacock), Anthropology in Action, 20:2, pp. 1-5.
2012: 'The protest ethic and the spirit of capitalism', UCL Department of Anthropology Newsletter, Anthronews 6: Summer 2012