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Elizabeth A. Povinelli

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Title Professor
Department Anthropology
Email ep2122@columbia.edu
Phone +1 212 854 4552
Address Dept Of Anthropology
452 Schermerhorn
Mail Code: 5538
United States
Biography Elizabeth Povinelli is the Director of Graduate Studies at the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Professor Povinelli's writing has focused on developing a critical theory of late liberalism that would support an anthropology of the otherwise. Her first two books examine the governance of the otherwise in late liberal settler colonies from the perspective of the politics of recognition. Her last two books examined the same from the perspective of intimacy, embodiment, and narrative form. Her ethnographic analysis is animated by a critical engagement with the traditions of American pragmatism and continental immanent theory.