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James Faubion
Professor
Radoslav Tsanoff Chair of Public Affairs and Professor of Anthropology
 
e-mail:jdf@rice.edu
 
  • B.A. Anthropology/Philosophy (1980) Reed College, Portland, OR
  • M.A. Social-Cultural Anthropology (1984) University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • Ph.D. Social-Cultural Anthropology (1990) University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
 
Primary Department
   Department of Anthropology
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of English
  • Department of Religion
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    Research Areas
     Greece; southern Europe; religion; systems of knowledge; kinship; modernity; anthropology of ethics; sociology of literature
     
    FORESIGHT: Planning the future of Europe
     Investigation of the governing logic of an EU-wide intitiative in developmental scenario-construction and what it reveals of the changing articulation of the interface between "experts" and "publics" in contemporary Europe, with special reference to Greece.
     
    What Becomes a Subject: An Anthropology of Ethics
     The project, grounded in fieldwork and life-historical research, seeks to generate a programmatic approach to the anthropological investigation of ethical systems.
     
    Becoming Somebody: Fieldwork in Subjectivation
     In-depth life-historical inquiries into the social trajectories of actors of widely divergent resources and cultural repertoires serve as the basis for a critical elaboration of Michel Foucault's analytics of subjectivation and the terrains of the ethical. Subjects include a Portuguese nobleman, a Texan millenarian and (with the assistance of anthropologist Rupert Stasch) the Korowai host of a grub feast.
     
    The Condition of the Public Intellectual in Contemporary Europe
     Fieldwork in Athens, Greece in the late spring and early summer of 2004 will inaugurate a broader inquiry into the structure, substance and contemporary mien of public intellectuals and their respective publics in the expanding nebula of the European Union.
     
    Factors that Inhibit and Factors that enhance intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration
     A project that investigates the structure and dynamics of scientific collaboration and methodologies of its long-term monitoring in anticipation of the opening of the Rice Collaborative Research Center
     
    Anthropology of Ethics
     A project that investigates the structural and functional specificity, the constants and the variations of the ethical domain historically and social-culturally
     
    Religious Biopolitics
     A historical and ethnographic investigation of the translation of biopolitical discourses into the formative doctrines of the central religious movements of the American Second Great Awakening and its impact on the formation and dynamics of both the political and the religious spheres in the U.S. from the mid-nineteenth century forward
     
    The Ethics of the Godly Body
     The project is an historical and ethnographic study of the emergence of systems dedicated to transforming the body into an appropriate agent or vessel of the divine in the U.S. New Denominations and the dissemination of such ethics through conversion around the contemporary world.
     
    Teaching Areas
     anthropological and social theory; ancient Greece; culture and society of the US; scientific collaboration
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    James D. Faubion "On Parabiopolitical Reason." Anthropological TheorySubmitted

     
     

    James D. Faubion "On the Character of Character." Social Anthropology/Anthropology socialeAccepted

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Cosmologicopolitics: the Transcendental Economy of the Vital Meets Biopower." Social Anthropology (2008) Submitted

     
     

    James D. Faubion, Jennifer A. Hamilton "Sumptuary Kinship." Anthropological Quarterly, 80 (2007) : 533-59.

     
     

    Faubion, James D. "Cavafy/Cavafy: Toward the Principles of a Transcultural Sociology of Minor Literature." Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 11-12 (2003-2004) : 40-65.

     
     

    Faubion, James D. "Religion, Violence and the Vitalistic Economy." Anthropological Quarterly, 76 (2003) : 71-85.

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Cosmologicopolitics: The Transcendental Economy of the Vital Meets Biopower." Public Culture (2005 (est)) Submitted

     
     Articles
     

    James D. Faubion "Anthropology Has a History." History of Anthropology, 41 (2017) : http://histanthro.org/anthropology-has-a-history/.

     
     

    James D. Faubion "On Misfitness: Reflections In and Out of Season." Cambridge Journal of Social Anthropology, 37 (2018) Accepted

     
     

    James D. Faubioon "Commentary on Sulkin, Carlos David Londoño, Moral Sources and the Reproduction of the Amazonian Package." Current Anthropology, 58 (4) (2017) : 488-89.

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Bourdieu v Amerike (Bourdieu in America)." Etnograficheskoe Obrozrenie (Ethnographic Review), 4 (2007) : 16-19.

     
     Bourdieu in America: A Commentary. Etnograficheskoe Obozrenie [Ethnographic Review]. Forthcoming 2007.
     
     ¿Hyperreal Athens: Phantasmatic Memory and the Reproduction of Civic Alienation.¿ Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) Special Issue: Proceedings of the Meetings of the Modern Greek Studies Association (Australia and New Zealand).
     
     

    J. Faubion "Religion, Violence, and the Economy of the Vital." Anthropological Quarterly (2002) In Press

     
     Books
     

    James Faubion, Dominic Boyer and George Marcus "Theory Is More Than It Used to Be. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Under contract (expected publication in 2014).." In Press

     
     

    James Faubion, editor "(editor) Critical Thinkers Now: Michel Foucault. Oxford: Polity Press. Under contract and under final review (expected publication in 2014).." In Press

     
     

    James D. Faubion,  An Anthropology of Ethics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming April 2011.

     
     (with George Marcus, Paul Rabinow and Tobias Rees) Designs for an Anthropology of the Contemporary. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008.
     
     

    James D. Faubion, George Marcus, Paul Rabinow, Tobias Rees "Designs for an Anthropology of the Contemporary."  (2008) In Press

     
     

    James D. Faubion "The Shadows and Lights of Waco: Millennialism Today." 

     
     

    James D. Faubion (ed) "The Ethics of Kinship: Ethnographic Inquiries." 

     
     

    James D. Faubion "The Ethics of Kinship: Ethnographic Inquiries." 

     
     

    James D. Faubion; introduction by Colin Gordon "Essential Works of Michel Foucault, Volume 3: Power." 

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Essential Works of Michel Foucault, Volume 2: Aesthetics, Method, Epistemology." 

     
     Editor of books
     

    James D. Faubion, George E. Marcus "Fieldwork Is Not What It Used To Be."  (2008) Submitted

     
     

    Foucault, Michel "Michel Foucault: Death and the Labyrinth."  (2004) : 227.

     
     Book chapters
     

    James D. Faubion "Of Uncertainty, Sophiology and Contemporary Governance: Zen and the Art of Scenario Planning." The Anthropology of WisdomSubmitted

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Of Uncertainty, Sophiology and Contemporary Governance: Zen and the Art of Scenario Planning." The Anthropology of WisdomSubmitted

     
     

    James D. Faubion "“Introduction: The Use of Foucault," in Critical Thinkers Now: Michel Foucault, edited by James D. Faubion. Oxford: Polity Press. Under contract and under final review (expected publication in 2014).." In Press

     
     

    James Faubion ""Constantine Cavafy: Parrhesiast and Conjurer," in Critical Thinkers Now: Michel Foucault, edited by James d. Faubion, Oxford: Polity Press. Under contract and under final review (expected publication in 2014).." In Press

     
     

    "Foucault's Genealogy of Ethics," in A Companion to Moral Anthropology, edited by Didier Fassin. New York: Wiley, pp. 67-84. 

     
     

    "Foucault's Ontology and Epistemology of Ethics," in A Foucault Companion, edited by Timothy O'Leary. New York: Wiley, pp. 493-509. 

     
     

    "In Search of the Greek Modern: Letter to a Friend," in Essays in Honor of Stephen Tyler, vol. 1, edited by Ivo Strecker. New York: Berghahn Books, forthcoming 2014.

     
     

    From the Ethical to the Themitical (and Back): Groundwork for an Anthropology of Ethics," in Ordinary Ethics, edited by Michael Lambek. New York: Fordham University Press, 2011, pp. 84-101.

     
     

    "In Passing: Cavafy and the Theoretico-poetics of Liminality," in Imagination and Logos: Essays on C. P. Cavafy, edited by Panagiotis Roilos. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2010, pp. 1-29.

     
     “Heterotopia: An Ecology,” in Heterotopia and the City, edited by Michiel Dehaene and Lieven De Cauter. London: Routledge, 2008, pp. 31-39.
     
     “Homo Absconditus: Lévi-Strauss and Foucault,“ in Radiations of a Savage Mind: The Anthropology of Claude Lévi-Strauss, edited by Michael Kauppert et al. New York: Berghahn Books, 2008, pp. 81-97.
     
     "The Ethics of Fieldwork as an Ethics of Connectivity or, The Good Anthropologist (Isn’t What She Used to Be),” in Fieldwork: Is Not What It Used to Be: Anthropological Methods in Transition, edited by James. D. Faubion and George E. Marcus. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
     
     (with George Marcus) “Constructionism in Anthropology,” in Handbook of Constructionist Research, edited by James Holstein and Jay Gubrium. New York: Guilford Publications, 2008, pp. 67-84.
     
     

    James D. Faubion "Homo Absconditus: L¿vi-Strauss and Foucault." Radiations of a Savage Mind: The Anthropology of Claude L¿vi-Strauss (2008) Submitted

     
     "Paranomics: On the Semiotics of Sacral Action," in Ritual and the Limits of Meaning, edited by Matthew Engelke and Matthew Tomlinson. Oxford: Bergahn Books, 2006, pp. 189-209
     
     

    James D. Faubion "The Ethics of Fieldwork as an Ethics of Connectivity, or The Good Anthropologist (Isn't What She Used To Be)." Fieldwork Is Not What It Used To Be (2008) Submitted

     
     

    James D. Faubion "the Ethos of the Oeuvre and the Ethics of Editing: On Producing the Three Volumes of Essential Works of Michel Foucault." Proceedings of the Conference on Editing and Editorship, 2001 (2008) In Press

     
     

    James D. Faubion, George E. Marcus "Constructionism in Anthropology." Handbook of Constructionist Research (2007) : 67-84.

     
     

    Faubion, James D. "Paranomics: On the Semiotics of Sacral Action." Submitted

     
     Book reviews
     

    Faubion, James D. "Review of Giri, Ananta Kumar, Creative Social Research: Rethinking Theories and Methods." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 11:4: 860-61.

     
     

    Faubion, James D. "Review of Wilhelm Dilthey, Selected Works, Volume III: The Formation of the Historical World in the Human Sciences. Ed. Rudolf Makkreel and Frijthjof Rodi." In Press

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Review of A. David Napier, The Righting of Passage: Perceptions of Change After Modernity." Current Anthropology (2004) In Press

     
     Conference papers
     The Ethos of the Oeuvre and the Ethics of Editing: On Producing the Three Volumes of Essential Works of Michel Foucault, in Proceedings of the Conference on Editing and Editorship, 2001. Ed. Andr¿ Gombay. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Forthcoming 2007.
     
     Other
     

    James D. Faubion, Vera Sideraki, Demosthenes Agrafiotis "translation from book of poems from the Greek." Monogatari II (2017)

     
     ¿Ancient Society,¿ pp., 19-20; ¿Cultural Relativism,¿ pp. 108-109; ¿Douglas, Mary,¿ p. 148; ¿First Nations,¿ p. 209; ¿Geertz, Clifford,¿ pp. 226-27; ¿L¿vi-Strauss, Claude,¿ pp. 336-37; ¿Malinowski, Bronislaw,¿ p. 347; ¿Mead, Margaret,¿ pp. 275-76; ¿Myth,¿ pp. 409-10; ¿Peasants,¿ pp. 435-36; ¿Primitive Society,¿ p. 473; ¿Rites of Passage,¿ p. 525; ¿Tribe(s),¿ p. 638; and ¿Witchcraft,¿ pp. 671-72, in The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, edited by Bryan S. Turner. London: Cambridge University Press. 2006.
     
     Determinism, Discourse, Epistemology, in The International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd. Edition. Slated for publication in 2006.
     
     

    Faubion, James D. "Ancient Society, Cultural Relativism, Douglas, Mary, First Nations, Geertz, Clifford, L¿vi-Strauss, Claude, Malinowski, Bronislaw, Mead, Margaret, Myth, Peasants, Primitive Society, Rites of Passage, Tribe(s), Witchcraft." Cambridge Dictionary of SociologyIn Press

     
     

    Faubion, James D. "Hyperreal Athens: Phantasmatic Memory and the Reproduction of Civic Alienation." Proceedings of the 2004 Meetings of the Modern Greek Studies Assocaition (Australia and New Zealand) (Sydney, Australia.) In Press

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Ancient Society, Cultural Relativism, Douglas, Mary, First Nations, Geertz, Clifford, Levi-Strauss, Claude, Malinowski, Bronislaw, Mead, Margaret, Myth, Peasants, Primitive Society, Rites of Passage, Tribe(s), Witchcraft." Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology (2005 (est)) In Press

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Anthropology and History." Elsevier International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences (2001)

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Commentary on Priest, Robert J., "Missionary Positions: Christian, Modernist, Postmodernist"." Current Anthropology, 42 (2001) : 50-51.

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Currents of Cultural Fieldwork." Handbook of Ethnography (2001) : 39-59.

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Foucault, (Paul) Michel." Encyclopedia Britannica, 2002 Standard Edition (2001)

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Toward an Anthropology of Ethics: Foucault and the Pedagogies of Autopoiesis." Representations, 74 (Spring 2001) : 83-104.

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Anthropology and Social Theory." The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory (2000) : 245-69.

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Currents of Cultural Fieldwork." The Handbook of Anthropology (accepted)

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Documenter l'apocalypse: les medias, le millenairisme, et les risques de la mimesis." Quaderni (accepted)

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Foucault, Michel." Encyclopaedia Britannica (accepted)

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Hieros Gamos: Typology and the Fate of Passion." Postmodern Culture, 10.3 (2000) : visit web site.

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Touring Patmos: Toward and Economics of Identity." Islamic Views of the Occident (accepted)

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Toward and Anthropology of Ethics: Foucault and the Pedagogies of Autopoiesis." Representations, 74 (accepted)

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Deus Absconditus: Conspiracy (Theory), Millennialism, and the (End of the) Twentieth Century." Late Editions, Volume 6: Paranoia Within Reason (1999) : 375-404.

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Figuring David Koresh." Critical Anthropology Now (1999) : 89-112.

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Cultural Anthropology." The Handbook of Anthropology (Forthcoming 2000)

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Ethnography in the Abstract." The Cambridge Companion to Social Theory (Forthcoming 2000)

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Michel Foucault." Encyclopedia Britannica (Forthcoming 1999)

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Outline for an Anthropology of Religion and Violence." ISLA Philosophy/Social Science (Forthcoming 1999)

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Review of M. Herzfeld, 'A Greek Imagination: Andreas Nenedakis'." American Anthropologist (Forthcoming 1999)

     
     

    James D. Faubion "Touring Patmos: Toward an Economics of Identity." Islamic Views of the Occident (Forthcoming 1999)

     
    Presentations
     Conference Committee Member
     

    Guest Commentator, "La politique du corps," convened at The Canadian Philosophical Association, Montréal, 29 May, 2010.

     
     

    Chair.  "Concept Work, Collaboration and Pedagogy: Anthropological Methods and the Problematic of Emergence." American Anthropological Association, San Jos¿, CA. (18 November 2006)

     
     

    "On the Theoretical Erasure of the Religious in the Political." American Anthropological Association, San Jos¿, CA.

     
     Lecture, ¿On the Theoretical Erasure of the Religious in the Political,¿ presented at an invited panel on theologies of the secular convened and the 105th meetings of the American Anthropological Association, 17 November 2006
     
     Guest commentator, ¿Turns and Folly in Apprentice Anthropology,¿ workshop convened at the Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine, 31 March-1 April 2006
     
     Invited Papers
     

    presenter and discussant.  "Anthropological Notes on Judgments of Plausibility." Plausibility Project Workshop, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (November 19, 2009)

     
     

    presenter.  "Lévi-Strauss, Europe, and the Ends of Anthropology." American Anthropological Asociation, Philadelphia, PA. (December 5, 2009)

     
     Invited Talks
     

    Lecturer.  "The Themitical in the Ethical: Groundwork for an Anthropology of Ethics." Kenan Institute of Ethics, Duke University, Durham NC. (March 27, 2009)

     
     From the Ethical to the Moral (and Back): Groundwork for an Anthropology of Ethics
     
     Freedom and Fetish: On Webb Keane's Christian Moderns
     
     

    "FORESIGHT: Notes on Policy-formation and the Formation of Publics in the Contemporary European Union." Europe and the Public Sphere, Rice University, Houston, TX. (16 December 2005)

     
     

    "Reflexivities." Reed College, Portland, Oregon. (16 April 2005)

     
     

    "Artistic Production in Ancient Greece." Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Rice Program in Continuing Studies, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas. (4 March 2004)

     
     

    "Cosmologicopolitics: Biopower Meets Transcendental Vitalism." Group for Cultural Analysis, University of California, Santa Barbara. (25 FEbruary 2004)

     
     

    "Holy Biopolitical War." Holy Wars--The Political Theology of Enmity/University of Frankfurt/Oder and University of Konstanz, Berlin, Germany. (13 November 2004)

     
     

    keynote speaker.  "Hyperreal Athens: Phantasmatic Memory and the Reproduction of Civic Alienation." Modern Greek Studies Associattion of Australia/New Zealand, Sydney, Australia. (11 December 2004)

     
     

    "Governmentality in the Kingdom of Ends." Cultural Analysis Colloquium, University of California, Santa Barbara. (28 February 2004)

     
     

    "Holy Wars New and Old: On Absolutism in Contemporary Life Politics." American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Illinois. (22 November 2003)

     
     

    "The Art Scene in Greek Antiquity." Rice University/Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. (4 March 2004)

     
     

    speaker.  "The Place of Power in the Thought of Bourdieu and Foucault." U. Texas--Pan-American, McAllen, TX. (March 4, 2002)

     
     Lectures
     

    “On Desubjectivation,” presented at the Department of Anthropology, University of Cambridge, 28 February 2013. 

     
     

    “Recent Trends in the Anthropology of Ethics,” presented at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, 26 February 2013.

     
     

    “The Contemporary Temporalization of Contemporary Temporalization: Toward a Second-Order Ecology of Scenario Planning,” presented at “Onward: A Panel in honor of Paul Rabinow,”, convened at the 111th meetings of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, 15 November 2012. 

     
     

    “The Reception of Foucault in the U.S.,” presented at “Foucault in and on the Post-Political Global Present: Using and Reading Foucault in Europe, Asia, and America,” Berlin, Germany, 26 May 2012.

     
     

    “The Use of Pleasure and the Care of the Self,” presented at the 2012 Delphos Program conference, Athens, Greece, 5 September 2012.

     
     

    “Parabiopolitics: Scenario Planning and the Rhetoric of Risk,” presented at “Foucault in and on the Post-Political Global Present: Using and Reading Foucault in Europe, Asia, and America,” Berlin, Germany, 25 May 2012.

     
     

    "Foucault in English: Not Plain," presented at a panel entitled "Foucault et al. from Paris to California and Back Again: The Creolisation of French Theory," convened at the 109th meetings of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, 20 November 2010.

     
     

    Lecture, "Research Opportunities at Rice," presented at a Mellon conference in student-faculty research collaboration in the humanities and social sciences, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, 11 December 2010.

     
     

    "Intellectual Functions, Intellectual Fields." The Anthropology of Intellectuals, Rice University, Houston, TX. (28 October 2005)

     
     

    "Spiritual Biopolitics." American Anthropological Association meetings, Washington, D.C.. (1 December 2005)

     
     Other
     

    Guest commentator, "Aesthetics, Governance, Ideology," presented at a conference entitled "Beyond Socialism and Liberalism? Transnational Perspectives from Eastern Europe and Asia," 28 January 2011.

     
     

    Guest commentator, "Anthropological Research into the Contemporary Collaboratory, Revisited," convened at U.C. Berkeley, 11 May 2010.

     
     

    Discussant, "Reimagining Europe from the Edges of Encounter: Flow, Convergence, and New Sites of Transformation," convened at the 109th meetings of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, 20 November 2010.

     
     

    Organizer and moderator.  "The Anthropology of Intellectuals." Department of Anthropology and Center for the Study of Cultures, Rice University, Rice University, Houston, TX. (28-29 October 2005)

     
     

    "Toward an Anthropology of the Ethics of Kinship." Department of Anthropology, U. C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. (2 February 2001)

     
     

    "Community and the Charisma of the Arbitrary." American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA. (19 November 2000)

     
     

    "Waco: Seven Years Later." Rice University Departments of Anthropology and Religious Studies and the Center for the Study of Culture, Houston, TX. (18 April 2000)

     
     

    "Governmentality and All That." Rice University Department Colloquium, Houston. (11 November 1999) With George Marcus

     
     

    "History and the Millennial Imagination." Rice University Program of Continuing Studies, Houston, TX. (7 December 1999)

     
     

    "My Life, This Apocalypse: The Historicity of the Elect and the Future of Millenarianism." American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Illinois. (17 November 1999)

     
     

    "The Past and the Future of Diversity: Ethical Reflections on Greek Cosmopolitanism." Athens: A Metropolis for the 21st Century Emerges?, Athens, Greece. (4 December 1999)

     
     

    "Foucault and the Social Sciences." Symposium for the Inauguration of the Michel Foucault Chair, Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico. (10 November 1998)

     
     

    "Hieros Gamos: Typology of the Fate of Passion." Little Stories of Love and Romantic Passion, , New York University, New York, New York. (30 October 1998)

     
     

    "Millennialism Today." Departments of Anthropology and Religious Studies Colloquium, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (7 April 1998)

     
     

    "Personalizing the Apocalypse." Interdisciplinarity in the Social Sciences, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (10 August 1998)

     
     

    "The Millennialist Calling." Rice University Alumni College, Houston, Texas. (28 March 1998)

     
     

    "The Poverty of the Anthropology of Religion." Interdisciplinarity in the Social Sciences, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (13 August 1998)

     
     

    "Toward an Anthropology of Ethics." Symposium for the Inauguration of the Michel Foucault Chair, Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico City, Mexico. (10 November 1998)

     
     Panelist
     

    “Does Anybody Have a Plan? On Plaaaning Spaces, Temporalities and Selves,” convened at the 111th meetings of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, 18 November 2012.

     
     

    Participant, roundtable discussion, “Post-Queer, Post-Human,” convened at Rice University, 15 September 2012. 

     
     

    Discussant.  "Anthropology at the Crossroads of Social Theory and Ethnography." American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, PA. (December 4, 2009)

     
     

    Discussant.  "Culture at Large: Sex and Secularity: Conversations with Michael Warner." American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, PA. (December 5, 2009)

     
     

    commentator.  ": reflexivity, ethics and etiquettes of power." American Anthropological Association Meetings/AAA, San Francisco, CA. (20 November 2008)

     
     

    Guest commentator.  "Rethinking Postmodernism through the Ethnography of Intellectual Culture." Department of Anthropology and Center for Ethnography, Univeristy of California, Irvine. (20 March 2007)

     
     

    guest commentator.  "Social Theory in the Context of Para-ethnography." Critical Theory Institute, U.C. Irvine, Irvine, CA. (21 March 2007)

     
     Guest commentator, ¿Laboratory for the Anthropology of the Contemporary,¿ conference convened at the Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine, 10 February 2006
     
     

    "Culture-at-large: Susan Buck-Morss." American Anthropological Association meetings, Washington, D.C.. (3 December 2005)

     
     

    speaker.  "Paranomics: Sacral Action and the Sublime." American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, LA. (November 23, 2002)

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    International Scholarly Advisor.  "Relocating Transcendence: Silence and the Sacred Nature of the Secular in the Baltic." David Thurfjell et al., Goteburg, Sweden. (August 15-16)

     
     

    “Cosmologicopolitics: Transcendental Vitalism Meets Biopower,” presented at the Department of Anthropology, University of Cambridge, 28 February 2013. 

     
     Session Chair
     

    "Biopolitics: The Historical Life of a Technology of Governmentality." American Anthropological Association meetings, Washington, D.C.. (1 Decmeber 2005)

     
     Workshops
     

    commentator.  "The Concept of Serial Migration." Serial Migration/Georgetown University Department of Anthropology, Washington, D.C.. (19-20 March 2004)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Other, various. (2014 - 2014)

     Editor in Chief, Cultural Anthropology. American Anthropological Association. (2013 - 2018)

     Other, various. (2014 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Expertise. Cornell University Press. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Alterations. Rowman and Littlefield. (2000 - 2000)

     Editor, Ethnography Out of Bounds. Rowman and Littlefield. (1999 - 1999)

     Series Editor, Alterations: New Reflexive Research. AltaMiraPress. (2005 - 2005)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Brian Riedel, Ph.D. GLBT Activism in Contemporary Greece. (2004) (Thesis Director)

     Ariel Espino, Ph.D. Residential Housing in the U.S.. (2004) (Thesis Co-Director)

     Angela Rivas, Ph.D. Violence, Epidemiology and Anti-Politics in Columbia. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Andrea Frolic, Ph.D. Matters of Principle: Agency, Practice and Identity in Clinical Ethics. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Michael Powell, Ph.D. Freedom, Information Access and Democracy in Contemporary Poland. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Nilson Ariel Espino, Ph.D. Home as Investment: Housing Markets and Cultures of Urban Change in Houston. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Angela Rivas-Gamboa, Ph.D. Gorgeous Monster: The Arts of Managing Violence in Contemporary Bogot¿. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Tish Stgringer, Ph.D. Independent Media Activism. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Brian Riedel, Ph.D. Elsewheres: Greek LBGT Activists and the Imagination of a Movement. (2005) (Thesis Director)

     Aimee Placas, Ph.D. Credit and Indebedtedness in Contemporary Greece. (2005) (Thesis Co-Director)

     Ana Wandless, Ph.D. Audit Culture and School Testing. (2006) (Thesis Director)

     Nahal Naficy, Ph.D. Memory and Exile among the Iranian Diaspora. (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Erkan Saka, Ph.D. Making News of the EU in Contemporary Turkey. (2006) (Thesis Director)

     Cecilia Balli, Ph.D. Mass murder and governmentality at Mexico's northern border. (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Anthony Potoczniak, Ph.D. The Commodification of a Folk Melody. (2007) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Elitza Ranova, Ph.D. Status, Class and Stratification in Contemporary Bulgaria. (2007) (Thesis Director)

     Amanda Ziemba, Ph.D. Spiritual and Psychological Disease and the African Catholic Church. (2007) (Thesis Director)

     Hután Hejazi Martinez, Ph.D. Bahaiism: History, Transition, Doxa. (2010) (Thesis Director)

     Othon Alexandrakis, Ph.D. The Struggle for Modern Athens: Unconventional Citizens and the Shaping of a New Political Reality. (2010) (Thesis Director)

     Valerie Olsen, Ph.D. The Human Presence in Space. (2010) (Thesis Director)

     Michael Adair-Kriz, Ph.D. Cultural Subversion in Contemporary Santiago. (2010) (Thesis Director)

     Lina Dib, Ph.D. The Prosthetics of Memory. (2011) (Thesis Director)

     Daniel White, Ph.D. Administering Culture: Sentimentalism, Soft Power and Public Diplomacy in Japan. (2011) (Thesis Director)

     Sherife Ayla Samli, Ph.D. Containing the Future: The Hope Chest in Contemporary Turkey. (2011) (Thesis Director)

     Anthony Potoczniak, Ph.D. Cultural Heritage in States of Transition. (2011) (Thesis Director)

     Elise McCarthy, Ph.D. Corporate social Responsibility in Ireland. (2011) (Thesis Director)

     Nicole Payne, Ph.D. The Politics of Beauty: Citizenship in Contemporary Dominican Republic. (2011) (Thesis Director)

     Maria Lucia Vidart, Ph.D. Laughing Out Loud: Neopopulism and Political Satire in Colombian Public Culture. (2012) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Ala Alazzeh, Ph.D. The Non-Violence Movement in Contemporary Palestine. (2012) (Thesis Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Who's Who among America's Teachers, (2005)

     Graduate Student Teaching and Mentoring Award, Rice University Graduate Student Association (May 1999)