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Assistant Professor, Anthropology
101 West Hall, 1085 S. University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1107
Office Location(s): 207-B West Hall
I am a socio-cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on maritime piracy in the Indian Ocean and projects and processes of governance, law, and economy along the East African coast. My current book project explores maritime piracy in the Western Indian Ocean within frameworks of protection, risk and regulation by moving between the worlds of coastal communities in northern Somalia, maritime insurance adjustors in London, and the global shipping industry.
I teach courses on the anthropology of law and regulation; oceanic studies; global capitalism; state and non-state violence; and a course on the various historical and contemporary practices that have been labeled “piracy” from maritime raiding to the moral economy of hacking.
101 West Hall1085 S. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, Michigan