On September 28th I will be giving a talk entitled “Electric Burns: attending the microphysics of police power” sponsored by the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Anthropology Colloquium and Taft Research Center
I’m so excited to be announcing Police/Worlds: studies in security, crime & governance, a new monograph series that I will be co-editing with Ilana Feldman, William Garriott and Sameena Mulla for Cornell University Press.
We’re currently accepting proposals. Authors should send inquiries to Cornell University Press Senior Editor Jim Lance at firstname.lastname@example.org. Guidelines for submitting proposals can be found at http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/info/?fa=text101.
Indio Police Building (Indio, Calif.), 1958 © J. Paul Getty Trust, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10). Photo by Julius Schulman.
Police/Worlds: Studies in Security, Crime and Governance, is a new series forthcoming from Cornell University Press. It will be edited by anthropologists Ilana Feldman, Will Garriott, Kevin Karpiak and Sameena Mulla.
Sage House: We’re very happy to launch the new monograph series, Police/Worlds: Studies in Security, Crime, and Governance here at Cornell University Press. To begin, tell me about Police/Worlds. What does the title mean? What is the series focus and what makes it different from other series?
Sameena Mulla: We’re glad you asked, because we chose the title Police/Worlds to invite that question. You see two very recognizable terms, “Police,” and “Worlds,” with some punctuation between them; their relationship is not exactly clear, and that’s what we hope to explore in the series. We…
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Things have been so busy this semester I haven’t even been able to keep up with spreading the word about my own work! There are three major publications I wanted to let you all know about. I have been working on some of these for several years now, and I’m very proud of them:
Postscript to Of Heroes and Polemics: ‘The Policeman’ in Urban Ethnography This piece had a long gestation. The earliest version of this article was written in 2002, while I was a graduate student …
The AAA Meetings were a wonderful flurry of activity that I’m just now recovering from, however one thing slipped under my radar while it was happening: my new article, co-authored with Paul Mutsaers and Jennie Simpson, on “The Anthropology of Police as Public Anthropology” is now available for early viewing*. The hard-copy version of the article is set to appear in the December issue of the journal American Anthropologist. This should be the first in a flurry of exciting things coming in the next semester or so, so keep an eye out!
*I’d prefer you download the article via Wiley’s site, if you have access through your home institution or Anthrosource. If not, however, you an find a copy I’ve uploaded onto Academia.edu
I’m happy to say that my 2010 article “Of Heroes and Polemics: the ‘policeman’ in urban ethnography” has been selected for inclusion in the latest Virtual issue of the Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR) on “The Promise and Pathos of Law“.
All the articles in this issue will be available as Open Access, which means you will not need a University library subscription to access them. In addition, I’ve written a short new ‘postscript’ to the piece reflecting on changes since the article’s original publication.
CFP for a Special Issue: Thinking through police, producing theory: the new anthropology of police as mode of critical thought
Abstracts are currently being solicited for a special issue of the journal Theoretical Criminology on the theme “the new anthropology of police as a mode of critical thought” (see full description below). Send abstracts for consideration by August 1st 2015 to email@example.com. Full drafts should be ready to submit for peer review by September 15th, 2015.
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My article in PoLAR, Of Heroes and Polemics: “The Policeman” in Urban Ethnography, has been recognized as one of the “most-discussed” in the Anthrosource catalog, and is currently open-access
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