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)

Discipline and Anarchy: PoLAR article available

My article ‘Of Autocracy and Democracy, Or Discipline and Anarchy: When Organizational Structure Meets Political Ideology in Argentine Public Sector Trade Unions’ has been published in the November 2015 issue of PoLAR. It’s available at for those with access.  Open access version link will follow as soon as I have it. Here’s the abstract: This… Read More Discipline and Anarchy: PoLAR article available

Seminario de Doctorado UBA

I am running a Doctoral Seminar at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, on ‘Etnografías de la ciudadanía urbana: Valores, prácticas y tecnologías del yo’. Classes begin this week and run until 4 November. Students registered for that seminar can find the reading list and some of the reading materials here (password protected).