Kevin Karpiak is Assistant 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. His dissertation, The Police Against Itself: assembling a “post-social” police (UC Berkeley 2009), provides an ethnographic account of the ethical work undertaken by police officers, administrators, educators and citizens as they experiment with new forms of sociality “after the social moment” in France. 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 Assistant Professor in the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto and editor of selections for the Dossiers and From the Field sections of Anthropoliteia. 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 of the forthcoming 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 forthcoming 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 has a PHD in anthropology from the University of Chicago, and teaches in the Department of Sociology at the University of Hong Kong. He has done ethnographic and historical research on the police in Taiwan, and is developing a new research project on the theme of cultures of policing in East Asia. Personal webpage. Follow @jematica
Meg Stalcup (PhD, University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco) is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University to Ottawa, and editor of selections concerning visual anthropology, visual ethnography, and visual criminology for Anthropoliteia. She welcomes proposals for posts on these topics, as well as for photo essays, and film, book, and article reviews. Meg has carried out long-term field research in Brazil, the United States, and France, and is the author of articles in Anthropological Theory, Visual Anthropology Review, and Theoretical Criminology, among others, as well as chapters in volumes published by University of Chicago Press and Palgrave MacMillan. Her forthcoming book, provisionally titled Suspicious Activities, explores how figures of suspicion and vulnerability emerged and informed intelligence policies, particularly among police, in the United States over the last decade. Follow @megstalcup
Michelle Stewart has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California Davis where she focused on Canadian policing. Her work investigated crime prevention and crime reduction programs and training that rely on collaborations between community, police and social service agencies. She argues contemporary policing produces novel offender categories through discrete risk and threat-based practices. Her new 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. She teaches in the area of social justice at the University of Regina. For more information about her research. Follow @drmlstewart