Kevin Karpiak is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology at Eastern Michigan University. His work focuses on policing as a useful nexus for exploring questions in both political anthropology and the anthropology of morality. He edits (with Ilana Feldman, Will Garriott, and Sameena Mulla) the book series Police/Worlds: Studies in Security, Crime, and Governance at Cornell University Press, and is co-editor (with William Garriott) of the volume The Anthropology of Police (Routledge 2018) Before teaching at EMU, he taught at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po, Paris) and Assumption College (Worcester, MA). Here is more about Kevin’s research as well as his Curriculum Vitae . You can also find him at his personal blog or on twitter Follow @kevinkarpiak
William Garriott holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Princeton University and an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School. The focus of his current research and teaching is the relationship between law, crime and criminal justice, broadly conceived, with specific interest in drugs, addiction, policing and governance. He is the author of Policing Methamphetamine: Narcopolitics in Rural America as well as editor of the volumes Policing and Contemporary Governance: The Anthropology of Police in Practice and (with Eugene Raikhel) Addiction Trajectories. He teaches courses in the core Law, Politics, & Society curriculum at Drake University, including Critical Concepts in Law, Politics and Society and Senior Seminar. Additionally, he offers courses covering topics such as drugs, crime, punishment and the state.
Beatrice Jauregui (PhD, University of Chicago, Anthropology) is Associate Professor in the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. She studies the lived experiences of persons working in police and military bureaucracies to understand the everyday dynamics of authority, security and democratic order. She is co-editor of Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency (CHOICE winner, Outstanding Academic Title, 2010) and the SAGE Handbook of Global Policing. She is also author of articles published in American Ethnologist, Law and Social Inquiry, Public Culture, Journal of South Asian Studies, and Asian Policing. Her book, Police Power and Public Order in Postcolonial India explores everyday policing practices in Uttar Pradesh and the intersection of power and morality in contemporary northern India. Follow @beajauregui8
Jeff Martin (PhD, University of Chicago, Anthropology) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and East Asian Languages and Cultures at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has done ethnographic and historical research on the police in Taiwan, while his current project takes up the theme of cultures of policing in East Asia. Personal webpage. Follow @jematica
Meg Stalcup (PhD, University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco) is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University to Ottawa. Trained in medical and visual anthropology, she works on questions at the intersection of science, technology, and ethics. Her current research examines mediated situations that move between online and offline in three contentious domains – health, environment, and security – shaping life in Brazil today. Follow @megstalcup
Michelle Stewart (PhD, University of California, Davis, Anthropology) is Associate Professor of Justice Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Regina. Her doctoral work investigated crime prevention and crime reduction programs and training that rely on collaborations between community, police and social service agencies. She argued contemporary policing produces novel offender categories through discrete risk and threat-based practices. Her current project continues to investigate risk and prevention with attention to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and how risk and diagnostic tools influence the ways in which FASD is understood in particular communities of practice. For more information about her research. Follow @drmlstewart