Precarity and Labour Politics Special Issue of Dialectical Anthropology

The articles from the conference on labour politics in an age of precarity are now published as a Special Issue of Dialectical Anthropology, which I co-edited with Andrew Sanchez. The introduction is open access, as well as some of the articles, but they are all great. Here are the article details: Understanding labour politics in… Read More Precarity and Labour Politics Special Issue of Dialectical Anthropology

Article out: A Kinship Anthropology of Politics?

A ‘kinship anthropology of politics’? Interest, the collective self, and kinship in Argentine unions, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute The article from my Malinowski lecture (2016) has now been published by JRAI – it’s available on Early View and here. This should be a ‘read-only’ version if your institution does not have a subscription to… Read More Article out: A Kinship Anthropology of Politics?

GDAT 2015 available online

A transcript of the 2015 GDAT debate is now available on Critique of Anthropology’s OnlineFirst site. We debated the motion ‘Attention to Infrastructure offers a welcome reconfiguration of anthropological approaches to the political’. Laura Bear and AbdouMaliq Simone proposed the motion, Laura Rival and I opposed. Penny Harvey has written an introduction, and Soumhya Venkatesan… Read More GDAT 2015 available online

JLACA article available

My article ‘Notions of Work, Patrimony, and Production in the Life of the Colón Opera House’ was published in the July 2016 issue of the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. It’s available at for those with access.  Open access version is here. Here’s the abstract: This article discusses a conflict that took place among the… Read More JLACA article available

Malinowski lecture (podcast available)

The podcast of the lecture is available here . Malinowski Memorial Lecture: Politics beyond ‘interest’.  Ethics, kinship and the collective self in Argentine labour unions Dr Sian Lazar, Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge Date: Thursday, 19 May 2016 at 6.00pm Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, Houghton Street, LSE, WC2A 2AE In Crime and Custom in Savage… Read More Malinowski lecture (podcast available)