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Manissa Maharawal

Acting Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology

Manissa Maharawal's research focuses on the spatial and temporal dynamics of contemporary urban social movements in the United States, from Occupy Wall Street and anti-gentrification activism to Black Lives Matter. She is currently preparing a book manuscript, titled Affective Afterlives: An Ethnography of Activism Between Movements. Her research and writing have been funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the New York Council for the Humanities, The Center for Place Culture and Politics, The American Council of Learned Societies and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Her work has been published in American Anthropologist, Anthropological Theory (forthcoming), Annals of the American Association of Geographers, The Guardian, N+1, AlterNet, The Indypendent, Racialicious, Counterpunch, and Waging Nonviolence, among other online and print periodicals, as well as in a number of edited books and anthologies. Maharawal is a Consulting Editor at Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology. She is also currently the Director At Large for the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project‘s “Narratives of Displacement and Resistance” project. For more info visit her website: https://manissamaharawal.net

Degrees

PhD (2017) Anthropology, The Graduate Center, City University of New York. MPhil (2013) Anthropology, The Graduate Center, CUNY. BA (2005) Sarah Lawrence College

Office
CAS - Anthropology
Hamilton - 308
Contact Info
(202) 885-6641

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Teaching

  • Fall 2017