February 02, 2018
In an interview with Sonya Faure of Libération, Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, discusses his forthcoming book Life: A Critical User’s Manual and the new edition of Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the...
December 05, 2017
November 21, 2017
October 04, 2017
July 05, 2017
In his fall books preview, constituted by works he classifies as studies of “surveillance society and its discontents,” Scott McLemme of Inside Higher Ed includes Writing the World of Policing: The Difference Ethnography Makes (University of Chicago Press, October 2017) edited by James D...
June 23, 2016
Societies have developed various ways of dealing with crime and more generally violations of their laws. Punishment is a common, albeit neither universal nor systematic, response that has long received much attention from moral philosophers and legal theorists. Based on historical and ethnological examples from...
April 22, 2016
King Charles XVI Gustav presented the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography (SSAG) Gold Medal to Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, for his scientific contributions to anthropology.