Kriti Kapila is a social anthropologist specializing in the anthropology of the state and the law. She has written on property, dispossession, and sovereignty in India in relation to indigenous title, museum objects, and data ownership under biometrics (Aadhaar). At IAS she will be working on digital state-making in India.
Drawing together ethnographic and policy work at the intersections of infectious disease control and emergency R&D, Ann Kelly will examine how health inequities might be leveled through situated processes of user-led product design, manufacturing, regulation and supply, proposing a more just model for "Global Health on the Make."
While at IAS Shamus Khan will be writing a book following different members of the Astor Family, from the 1780s through the early 2000s. He's interested in using the lives of Elite New Yorkers to trace the character of American inequality over time.
Shiloh Krupar studies the spatial administration of inequality, vulnerability, toxicity, and uneven life conditions, which she considers to be geographical political and embodied relationships. While at IAS Krupar will research heat information systems that facilitate targeted health interventions and climate securitization.
Darryl Li is an anthropologist and legal scholar thinking mostly about questions of war, law, migration, empire, and racialization in the currents between the Middle East, South Asia, and the Balkans. While at IAS he will be working on a book on captivity in the forever war.
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While at IAS Juan Llamas-Rodriguez will analyze digital platforms that purport to enable Global North citizens to experience "what it is like" to undertake a migration journey. His project reveals how these platforms set up an unequal communicative exchange and, in doing so, transform the “migrant story” into a neocolonial commodity.
Geoff Mann is interested in the political life of economic ideas, and lately, about climate change in particular. At IAS he will be working on a project concerning uncertainty: how we manage it, how it is changing, and the political limits and possibilities these developments afford.
Nadia Marzouki works on religion, law and democracy. At IAS she will work on a book on “divine disobedience” and the reimagination of morality. The book looks at how faith-based activism in Italy, Tunisia, France, and the US proposes alternative ideals of political solidarity that reshape transatlantic and trans-Mediterranean borders.
David Nieborg's research examines the political economy of the media and communication industries, with a particular focus on platform companies. At IAS he will be working on a book that provides a framework to locate and analyze institutional platform power.
Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo is interested in the dialectical legacy of critical theory, European and transatlantic political thought. While at IAS he will be studying the making of transatlantic political thought in relation to colonialism and the historical sedimentations in the making, placement, and misplacement of political ideas.
Malte Ziewitz is an ethnographer and sociologist of science, technology, and computation. While at IAS he will be working on a manuscript about the “Algorithmic Underground” and ask how ordinary people cope with, understand, and challenge automated systems.
Goya Wilson Vasquez works on memory struggles and creative/radical methodologies from Latin America by examining the dilemmas of writing violence, intersections between research and activism, and the uses of creativity/imagination in memory work. At IAS she will finish her book, Troubling Testimonio, collective memory work in postwar Peru.