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Kevin G.

Karpiak, PhD
DEPT. OF SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY & CRIMINOLOGY EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
712 PRAY-HARROLD YPSILANTI, MI 48197
PHONE: 734-484-0495 EMAIL: KKARPIAK@EMICH.EDU

EDUCATION

2009

University of California, Berkeley


PhD in Anthropology

1998

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


BA in Anthropology and Psychology

Dissertation Title
The Police Against Itself: forming a post-social police
Dissertation Committee
Dr. Lawrence Cohen (advisor), Dr. Aihwa Ong, Dr. Paul Rabinow, Dr. Jonathan Simon
POSITIONS HELD

2015present

Associate Professor
Eastern Michigan University
Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology

20102015

Assistant Professor
Eastern Michigan University
Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology

PUBLICATIONS
Books, Edited Volumes & Special Issues

2016
2017
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Thinking through police, producing theory: the new anthropology of police as mode
of critical thought . Guest Editor. Special Issue of the journal Theoretical
Criminology 20(4), November 2016.
The Anthropology of Police (Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice ). Co-Editor,
with William Garriott. Routledge Press, UK. ISBN: 1138919659.
The Police Against Itself: reassembling French liberalism after the social . Book
manuscript, solicited by Cornell University Press.

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters

2016
2016
2016
2015
2013
2010

Introduction: No Longer Merely Good to Think: the new anthropology of police


as a mode of critical thought. Theoretical Criminology 20(4):419-429.
Terroir, Terreur, Terrace: vectors of police and public in France after Charlie
Hebdo. Anthropology Now! 8(2):1-12.
The Anthropology of Police in The SAGE Handbook of Global Policing, Ian
Loader, Ben Bradford, Beatrice Jauregui, Jonny Steinberg (eds.) Sage:
Oxford.
The Anthropology of Police as Public Anthropology. American Anthropologist 117
(4), 786-789 (with Paul Mutsaers and Jennie Simpson).
Adjusting the Police: state, society and the distance of just violence in contemporary
France. In Policing and Contemporary Governance: the anthropology of
police in practice, edited by William Garriott . New York: Palgrave.
Of Heroes and Polemics: the figure of The Policeman in urban ethnography.

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PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review , Vol. 33, Number S1, pps.
731. Special Issue on Disciplinary Edges.
Ethnography, or the Direction of Eros: A reading of Platos Symposium and
Malinowskis The Subject, Method and Scope of This Inquiry. Kroeber
Anthropological Society Papers , 97:63-74.
White Noise: the production of whiteness through representations of Native
Americans. Steward Journal of Anthropology 27(1-2):74-98.
Moral direction in a post-social police: making police multiple through experiments
in French liberalism. Manuscript invited for a special issue of Qualitative
Sociology on Ethnographies of Security
Electric Burns: attending the microphysics of police practice. Preparing under a
revise and resubmit recommendation for the journal Public Culture
Is an Anthropology of Police Possible? In preparation, with William Garriott for
Current Anthropology

Joint Research Projects & reports

2002
2001

Informal Arts: finding Cohesion, Capacity, and Other Cultural Benefits in


Unexpected Places. Research Report to the Chicago Center for Arts Policy at
Columbia College. Alaka Wali, Ph.D., Principal Investigator.
Stress and resilience: the social context of reproduction in Central Harlem. New
York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. Dr. Leith Mullings & Dr. Alaka Wali,
Principal Investigators.

Other Academic Writing (Reference Works, Reviews, Invited Blog Posts, Etc.)

2017
2017
2015
2014
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2013
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Book Review Essay: The Emergence of an Anthropology of Police. Political and


Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR)
Somatosphere Forum on James Fergusons Give a Man a Fish
Postscript to Of Heroes. Political and Legal Anthropology Review Special
Virtual Issue on The Pathos of Law http://polarjournal.org/2015-virtualedition-kevin-karpiak/
Community Policing in SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics , Bruce
Arrigo, editor. Sage: New York.
Our Own Impersonal Daemons: working through the anthropology of the
contemporary. Book Forum: Demands of Day. Anthropological Research
on the Contemporary. http://anthropos-lab.net/bpc/2014/02/book-forumdemands-kevin-karpiak (accessed February 26, 2014).
Review of Jock Youngs The Criminological Imagination . In Critical Criminology
21(3):389-391.
Fault Lines in an Anthropology of Police, Both Local and Global. In
Anthropology News 54(11-12):3-4 (posted online July 30 , 2013).
http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2013/07/30/fault-lines-in-ananthropology-of-police-both-public-and-global/)
Using George Zimmerman as an Object Lesson in the Anthropology of Policing.
Savage Minds Blog (July 16 , 2013).
https://backupminds.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/using-george-zimmermanas-an-object-lesson-in-the-anthropology-of-policing/
Implementing Police Reform in Sarkozys France. Center on Institutions and
Governance Working Paper No. 44. Institute of Governmental Studies
University of California, Berkeley. Available
at http://igov.berkeley.edu/workingpapers/series2/No44_Karpiak.pdf
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Selected Blog Posts, Op-Eds & Commentaries

August
2016
July 2016

Introducing the Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus Project (w/ Sameena


Mulla) https://anthropoliteia.net/2016/08/30/introducing-the-anthropoliteiablacklivesmattersyllabus-project/
So wait, are there racial disparities in US policing or not? (Answer: YES!)

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https://anthropoliteia.net/2016/07/12/so-wait-are-there-racial-disparities-inus-policing-or-not-answer-yes/
Interview: A. Lynn Bolles on Political Action at the 2014 American Anthropological
Association Meeting. Anthropoliteia .
http://anthropoliteia.net/2015/01/14/a-lynn-bolles-on-political-action-at-the2014-american-anthropological-association-meeting/
On Charlie Hebdo: metaphor and the tyranny of secular liberalism. Anthropoliteia .
http://anthropoliteia.net/2015/01/12/on-charlie-hebdo-metaphor-and-thetyranny-of-secular-liberalism/
Fieldnotes: Thinking through Subjectivity & Materiality through TASERS. Kevin
Karpiaks Blog. https://kevinkarpiak.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/fieldnotesthinking-through-subjectivity-materiality-through-tasers/
Some Thoughts on the French Protests Against Gay Marriage. Kevin Karpiaks Blog
https://kevinkarpiak.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/some-thoughts-on-thefrench-protests-against-gay-marriage/
In The News: Anthropologists, Criminologists (and some others) on the Newtown
Shootings. Anthropoliteia: the anthropology of policing Blog .
https://anthropoliteia.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/in-the-newsanthropologists-criminologists-and-some-others-on-the-newtown-shootings/
Ian Hacking, Causality & the Telling of History Kevin Karpiaks Blog
http://kevinkarpiak.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/ian-hacking-causality-thetelling-of-history/
Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and the Anthropology of Police.
Anthropoliteia: the anthropology of policing Blog .
http://anthropoliteia.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/trayvon-martin-georgezimmerman-and-the-anthropology-of-police/
Some thoughts on the London riots: Foucaults genealogy of neoliberalism and
police as a public service. Anthropoliteia: the anthropology of policing
Blog . http://anthropoliteia.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/some-thoughts-onthe-london-riots-foucaults-genealogy-of-neoliberalism-and-police-as-a-publicservice/
Universal Moral Grammar? Kevin Karpiaks Blog
http://kevinkarpiak.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/universal-moral-grammar/
The Progressive Roots of American Anthropology (versus the Tea Party last time)
Kevin Karpiaks Blog http://kevinkarpiak.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/theprogressive-roots-of-american-anthropology-versus-the-tea-party-last-time/
Studying Military, Security & Intelligence Communities Ethics Casebook by the
American Anthropological Association. Anthropoliteia: the anthropology of
policing Blog . http://anthropoliteia.wordpress.com/2010/02/04/studyingmilitary-security-intelligence-communities-ethics-casebook-by-the-americananthropological-association/
Is the culture of results bad for life? Kevin Karpiaks Blog
http://kevinkarpiak.wordpress.com/2009/10/06/is-the-culture-of-results-badfor-life/
Liberalism, Transparency and the Interior Labyrinth. Kevin Karpiaks Blog
http://kevinkarpiak.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/liberalism-trasparency-and-theinterior-labyrinth/
What is neoliberalism and how can we tell? Kevin Karpiaks Blog
http://kevinkarpiak.wordpress.com/2009/09/16/what-is-neoliberalism-andhow-can-we-tell/

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, HONORS AND AWARDS

20152016
2015

Eastern Michigan University Faculty Research Fellowship


Of Heroes and Polemics selected for inclusion in a special Virtual Issue of Political
and Legal Anthropology Review on The pathos of Law.

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2015
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Of Heroes and Polemics recognized by the American Anthropological Association as


one of the 15 highest ranking articles according to Altmetrics.
Eastern Michigan University Faculty Research Fellowship
Eastern Michigan University College of Arts & Sciences Deans Faculty Travel Fund
Award
SAC Department Faculty Research Award
Eastern Michigan University College of Arts & Sciences Deans Faculty Travel Fund
Award
Appointed to Eastern Michigan Universitys Faculty Seminar on Global Perspectives and
Learning
Nominated as one of 16 faculty mentors for Assumption Colleges Living and Learning
Center
Eastern Michigan University College of Arts & Sciences Deans Faculty Travel Fund
Award
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, UC Berkeley
Dissertation Writing Grant, Institute for European Studies, University of California
UC Berkeley Chancellors Dissertation-Year Fellowship, Dept. of Anthropology
Nominee
Research Grant, Institute for International Studies, UC Berkeley
Research Grant, Institute for European Studies, UC Berkeley
University of California at Berkeley Normative Time Fellowship
Georges Lurcy Fellowship for dissertation research in France
Graduate Division Summer Research Grant for Intensive French Language Study
Patricia OBrien Award for Outstanding Achievement in Anthropology, U Illinois
Sylvia H. Forman Prize of the Association for Feminist Anthropology, Honorable
Mention
University of Illinois Departmental Distinction in Anthropology, Highest Honors
SEOG Grant
Bloom Scholarship
General Assembly Scholarship

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND SESSIONS ORGANIZED

November
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December
2014
April 2013

November

Collaborative Engagements in Policing: a roundtable discussion on anthropology,


police and oversight. Roundtable organized with Jennie S. Simpson for the
Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Denver, Co. Participants
include: Rep. Joseph Salazar, Comm. Paul Pazan, and Denver Co. Internal
Monitor Nicolas Mitchell.
The Anthropology of Police: Challenges and Opportunities Roundtable organized
with William Garriott for the Anthropological Association Annual Meetings,
Denver, Co.
Thinking Through Police, Producing Anthropological Theory: ethnography as a tool
for critical thought. Panel organized for the Anthropological Association
Annual Meetings, Washington, DC.
Bureaucracy as Practical Ethics: attending to moments of ethical problematization
through ethnography. Panel organized for the American Ethnological Society
& Association for Political and Legal Anthropology Spring Meeting Chicago,
Illinois
The Social, This Time: Traces, Tidemarks & Legacies of Social Analysis. American

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November
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Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Montreal, Quebec. Session CoOrganizer (with Stephanie Lloyd).
Cops & Canons: What Is The Anthropology Of Policing And What Is It Good For?
American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, New Orleans, LA.
Session Co-Organizer (with William Garriott).
How Is Anthropology Going? An Inquiry into Movement, Mode and Method in the
Contemporary World American Anthropological Association Annual
Meetings, San Francisco, CA. Session Co-Organizer (with Chris Vasantkumar
& Mattias Viktorin). Sponsored by the American Ethnological Society.
Field/Work: Work as an Object of Anthropological Inquiry Beyond "Ethnos"
American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, San Jose, CA.
Session Co-Organizer (with Zeynep Gursel & Daromir Rudnyckyj). Sponsored
by the Society for the Anthropology of Work.
Law: a faculty/graduate student workshop American Anthropological Association
Annual Meetings, San Jose, CA. Co-Organizer. Sponsored by the Association
for Legal and Political Anthropology.
Studying Up, Down and Sideways: U.S. Ethnography as an Anthropological
Reimagining of Insides. American Anthropological Association Annual
Meetings, San Francisco, CA. Session Co-Organizer. Sponsored by the
Society for the Anthropology of North America.
LECTURE, CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP INVITATIONS

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2015
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2015
April 2015
November
2014
January
2014
November
2013

Policing the City: Violence, Visibility and the Law, Session Chair. Stanford University,
Dept. of Anthropology
Discussant for the panel Police Un/Bound: new ethnographies of policing, Session
organized by Amrita Ibrahim & Victor Kumar. American Anthropological
Association Annual Meetings, Minneapolis, MN.
Participant in the roundtable Paranoid Compassion: Affect in Police and Security
Ethnography, organized by Erika Robb Larkins & Eric Haanstad. American
Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Minneapolis, MN.
The Anthropology of Police: an invitation to a cross-disciplinary conversation
(teleconference). Department of Security Studies and Criminology, Macquarie
University
Human Rights and Policing College of Social Sciences and Law, University College
Dublin
Points of Crossing, Moments of Inspection: Assembling the Impact of Alejandro
Lugos Anthropology Paper given as part of the invited session Alternative
Imaginings of Class, Gender and Capitalism: Works and Careers Inspired by
Alejandro Lugo sponsored by the Association of Latina and Latino
Anthropologists and the Society for Latin American and Caribbean
Anthropology at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings,
Denver Co.
Respondent to Sinan Cancayas presentation on diversity and exclusion among
Amsterdam police, Department of Cultural Studies, University of Tilburg.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L-xp1SLfzY&list=PLtVTamKZwcd9q3fovvkqafEH22gpKT6m&index=2
Anthropology, Field, Police paper presented to the Space & Sovereignity workshop
at The Ohio State Humanities Institute, Columbus OH.
The Anthropology of Police presented at the conference Global Policing held at
Oxford University. Organized by Ian Loader, Ben Bradford, Beatrice
Jauregui, and Jonny Steinberg.
Discussant for the panel Justifiable Homicide organized by Jennifer Carlson for the
ASC Meetings, San Francisco, CA.
Electric Burns: attending to the microphysics of police practice University of
Michigan at Ann Arbor SocioCultural Workshop
Chair of the panel Bodying Forth in Law organized by Sameena Mulla (Marquette U)
and Sidharthan Maunaguru (University of Edinburgh and National University

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September
2013
February
2013
September
2012
November
2010

July 2010

of Singapore). Discussant: Veena Das (Johns Hopkins).


The Police Against Itself, Suite I, presented to the Faculty Research Proseminar of
the Department of Sociology. Anthropology & Criminology at Eastern
Michigan University.
Community Policing, presented to the Faculty Research Proseminar of the
Department of Sociology. Anthropology & Criminology at Eastern Michigan
University.
Sense in Work: making moral direction in police work, presented to the Faculty
Research Proseminar of the Department of Sociology. Anthropology &
Criminology at Eastern Michigan University.
"Taking the Field": thinking "police" through the social sciences, thinking "society"
through policing. Co-authored presentation with Brian Lande as part of the
invited session of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology
Business Encounters Fieldwork Conversations organized by Brian Moeran
(Copenhagen Business School) and Timothy de Waal Malefyt (BBDO, New
York).
Police/State: what French police reform can tell us about contemporary state refigurations as part of the XXI Colloquium for Police History: Phenomena of
Erosion of the states monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force and of
the privatization of police competences, University of Cologne, Germany.
Electric Burns: the French Banlieue Riots and the Problem of a Post-Social Police.
Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Swarthmore College.
Electric Burns: the French Banlieue Riots and the Problem of a Post-Social Police.
Hurford Humanities Center, Haverford College.
Transatlantic Perspectives on the Local Pursuit of Intelligence, Conference
Organizers: Jacqueline Ross, University of Illinois College of Law, and Thierry
Delpeuch, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique. Jointly sponsored by
the University of Illinois College of Law; the University of Illinois College of
Laws Program in Criminal Law and Procedure; The University of Illinois
Police Training Institute; the University of Illinois European Union Center; the
United States Embassy in France; the Ministry of the Interior of France; the
Agence Nationale de Recherche; and Frances Centre National de Recherche
Scientifique
Electric Burns: the banlieue riots and the problem of a post-social police in France.
Paper presented to the University of Chicago Anthropology of Europe
Workshop.
Electric Burns: governmentality and its discontents in the French banlieue riots.
Paper given at workshop Violence and Creativity with Dr. Ashis Nandy.
Sponsored by the Center for South Asian Studies, UC Berkeley.
The Penal State held at University of California Berkeley, Sociology Department and
Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, Boalt Law School, UC-Berkeley;
Princeton University; and the Russell Sage Foundation.
Dissertation development workshop on Democracy, Community, Citizenship with
Dr. Wendy Brown. Sponsored by the SSRC and University of California
Berkeley, Institute of International Studies.
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PROFESSIONAL PAPERS GIVEN

December
2014
November
2014
May 2014

Introduction: Beyond police are good to think. Paper given at the American
Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Washington, DC as part of the
panel Thinking Through Police, Producing Anthropological Theory:
ethnography as a tool for critical thought.
George Zimmerman and the paradox of community policing. Paper given at the
American Society of Criminology Annual Meetings, San Francisco, CA as part
of the panel Justifiable Homicide organized by Jennifer Carlson (U
Toronto).
The imminence of police: rethinking the boundaries of "police" and "work" after the
social moment. Paper given at the Society for Cultural Anthropology Biennial

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Meetings, Detroit, MI as part of the panel Labor in Specie? Realizing


Multiple Lives of Work. Organizers: Casey Golomski (University of
Massachusetts Boston) and Mrinalini Tankha (Brandeis University)
Ad-justing the police: police work as practical moral philosophy. Paper given at the
American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Chicago, IL as part of
the panel Doing Justice? organized by Sarah Besky (Michigan).
Sense in Work: police administrative reform as ethical thought. American
Ethnological Society & Association for Political and Legal Anthropology Spring
Meeting Chicago, Illinois
Discussant for the panel The Social, This Time: Traces, Tidemarks & Legacies of
Social Analysis. American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings,
Montreal, Quebec.
Television coverage of the 2011 British Riots, Foucault's genealogy of neoliberalism
and police as a public service." Paper given at the International Crime, Media
and Popular Culture Conference (Indiana State University, Terre Haute)
The Use and Abuse of La Police: Or, Uncanny Encounters with French Theory
among the Police Nationale in the session Foucault et al. from Paris to
California and Back Again: The Creolisation of "French Theory" organized by
Stephanie Lloyd and Baptiste Moutaud.
Figures of Urban Anomie. Paper given at the International Crime, Media and
Popular Culture Conference (Indiana State University, Terre Haute)
Police/State Paper given at the American Anthropological Association Annual
Meetings, Philadelphia, PA as part of the panel Police Power: Ethnographic
Perspectives organized by William Garriott (James Madison). Discussant:
Mindie Lazarus Black (Temple).
The problem of a post-social police in France. Paper presented at the conference
Transatlantic Perspectives on the Local Pursuit of Intelligence, held at the
University of Illinois College of Law in Urbana-Champaign.
Electric Burns: the banlieue riots and the problem of a post-social police in France.
Paper presented to the University of Chicago Anthropology of Europe
Workshop.
Introduction Paper given at American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings,
San Francisco, CA as part of the panel How Is Anthropology Going? An
Inquiry into Movement, Mode and Method in the Contemporary World.
Putting the Police into Motion: Rhetoric and Political Form in France Paper given at
American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, San Francisco, CA as
part of the panel How Is Anthropology Going? An Inquiry into Movement,
Mode and Method in the Contemporary World
Moral Divides: The Problem of Policing After the Social Paper given at the Soyuz
Postsocialist Cultural Studies conference Contemporary Critical Inquiry
Through the Lens of Postsocialism, Berkeley, CA.
Right Is as Right Does: What's So "Right" about Nicolas Sarkozy's Reform of the
French Police Nationale?. Paper given at the conference Toward a
Comparative Discussion on "Rightist" Movements, CUNY Graduate Center.
Electric Burns. Paper given at the Institute of European Studies, University of
California at Berkeley.
Neo-liberal Policing and Its Malcontents: the reform of the French Police Nationale
and the banlieue riots of 2005. Paper given at American Anthropological
Association Annual Meetings, San Jose, CA as part of the panel The Force of
Standards: rules and regulations as imagined and inscribed commodity.
Introduction: Field and Work in Anthropology. Paper given at American
Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, San Jose, CA as part of the
panel Field/Work: Work as an Object of Anthropological Inquiry Beyond
Ethnos.
Reforming the police de proximit in France. Paper given at the conference: The
Penal State held at University of California Berkeley, Sociology Department
and Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, Boalt Law School, UC-Berkeley;
Princeton University; and the Russell Sage Foundation.

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April 1,
2006
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November
19, 2000

Tasers, Tantrums and the Tools of Liberty. Paper given at the conference "Alles in
Ordnung?: Civil Order and its Breakdowns, Department of Germanic
Languages & Literatures, Columbia University in the City of New York.
Forming a friendlier flic : the emergence of community policing in France. Paper
Given, Democracy, Community, Citizenship dissertation workshop.
University of California Berkeley, Institute of International Studies.
Chicago & Paris. Paper Given at the American Anthropological Association Annual
Meetings, San Francisco, CA.
GUEST LECTURES / CONSULTANCIES

Fall 2011
March
2010
April 2009
March 23,
2009
March
2007
December
2006
May 2006
April 2006
Spring
2006
May 2004
February
6, 2003

Consultant for Time.com regarding Oakland, CA protests and riots


Consultant for a 91.3 WCUW news segment on the cultural significance of Hip-Hop in
France
Discussant for the panel Intelligence-Led Policing in the Police Curriculum as part of
the conference Transatlantic Perspectives on the Local Pursuit of
Intelligence held at University of Illinois College of Law.
Race and Ethnicity: Is The City a Melting Pot or a Crucible of Conflict? Guest
lecture to Dr. Richard Gendrons course, Sociology of Urban Life, Assumption
College (Worcester, MA).
Governmentality, the State and the French Riots. Guest lecture to Dr. Stanley
Brandes course, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology , UC Berkeley.
Discussant for Power panel, as part of a conference on undergraduate research,
University of California, Berkeley
Consultant for the Frontline documentary France: The Precarious Generation
The Kings Two Bodies: Heirarchy and Distance at the cole Nationale de Police
Saint-Malo, Guest Lecture, Anthropology 169B Anthropological Research
Methods , University of California, Berkeley.
Interview with The Berklyean Magazine regarding research on the 2005 French riots
Le problme de la police en France Visiting International Doctoral Researcher
Seminar. Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po). Institut
detudes politiques de Paris (IEP).
Police, Profession, Urban Ethnography: the figure of the policeman in urban
anthropology. Dissertation research seminar. Dr. Allan Pred, supervising
professor. University of California, Berkeley.
WORKING GROUPS & ACADEMIC BLOGS

2009present
2009-2010
2008present
2008
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1999-2001

Anthropoliteia: critical perspectives on crime, police security and law


(http://anthropoliteia.net), Editor
Anthropology Now! Online (http://anthronow.com/)
Kevin Karpiaks Blog: a blog about post-social policing, anthropology, science studies
and more (http://kevinkarpiak.wordpress.com)
Diogenes Lab Blog, a blog of the Anthropology of the Contemporary Research
Collaboratory (http://diogeneslab.wordpress.com/)
Police Studies, UC Berkeley Townsend Center for the Humanities Working Group
Ethnography in the U.S.: the Insider Imaginary, UC Berkeley Townsend Center for
the Humanities Working Group
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2016present
2015-

Participant, American Anthropological Association s Committee on Minority Affairs in


Anthropology, Working Group on Racialized Police Brutality and Extrajudicial
Violence
Reviewer for University of Chicago Press

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2015present
2014present
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2013present
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2011-2014
2012-2015
2011present
2010-2015
2012present
2011present
2010present
2010-11
2000-1
1999-2001
1996-1998
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Disciplinary Editor for Academia.edu


Reviewer for NYU Press
Reviewer for the journal Public Culture
Anthropology Curriculum Committee, Eastern Michigan University
SAC Research & Ethics Committee, Eastern Michigan University
Reviewer for the journal City & Society
Representative to Eastern Michigan Universitys Grading & Grievance Committee
SAC representative to Eastern Michigan Universitys Graduate Council and the
Graduate Program Support Sub-Committee
Graduate Curriculum Committee, Eastern Michigan University Department of
Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology.
Representative to Eastern Michigan Universitys University Human Subjects Review
Committee (UHSRC), vulnerable populations specialist (prisons & prisoners)
Reviewer for Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR)
Reviewer for the journal Ethnography
Criminology Curriculum Committee, Eastern Michigan University
Global Learning Seminar, Eastern Michigan University
Co-President, Anthropology Graduate Organization for Research and Action
(AGORA), UC Berkeley
Journal of the Kroeber Anthropological Society, UC Berkeley
Steward Journal of Anthropology, U Illinois
President, Undergraduate Association of Student Anthropologists (UGASA), U Illinois

EXPERIENCE
FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE

Fall 2012present

Various Locales in Ohio, Chicago, Michigan, France and interspace


Ethnographic fieldwork on police use of technology, especially social media

Fall 2009
Spring
2010
Winter
2005

Worcester, MA
Fieldwork among the Worcester City Council and at Worcester Crime Watch meetings

Summer
2003 Fall
2005

Paris and various other location in France


Ethnographic dissertation project: Neo-liberal forms of Governmentality through the
practice of Community Policing in France

Fall 2001
Summer
2002
Winter
2001

Chicago, IL
News Affairs Division, Chicago Police Dept.

Paris, France
Ethnographic project concerning the Fall 2005 banlieue riots

Paris, France
Initial planning for more extensive research to be conducted in 2003-2005

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OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2009-2010

2008

2007-2009

Visiting Assistant Professor


Assumption College (Worcester, MA)
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Lecturer
University of California at Davis

Anthropology 130A : Cultural Dimensions of Globalization


Instructor
University of California at Berkeley

Anthropology 3AC : Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology

Anthropology R5B : Writing Police/Power

2005

Enseignant
Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po, Paris)

Cour douverture: Social Scientific Research Methods, Ethnography

2002

Adjunct Professor
Richard M. Daley College, Chicago, IL

Social Sciences 101: Introduction to the Social Sciences

19992009

Graduate Student
Instructor
University of California at
Berkeley

19992009

Reader
University of California at
Berkeley

Sociology 5: Evaluation of Research Methods


(Dr. Irene Bloemraad)
Anthropology 3: Introduction to Social &
Cultural Anthropology (Dr. Stanley Brandes,
Dr. Kathleen Erwin, Dr. Nelson Graburn, Dr.
Aihwa Ong, Dr. Liu Xin, Dr. Alexei Yurchak)
American Studies 10: Introduction to American
Studies (Dr. Jennifer Michael)
Anthropology 180: Celebrity and Power (Dr.
Laura Hubbard)
Anthropology 156: Anthropology of Religion
(Dr. Stefania Pandolfo)

SCHOLAR IN-RESIDENCE

20032005

Visiting International Doctoral Researcher


Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po) / Institut
dtudes politiques de Paris (IEP)

Project Tutor: Didier Bigo

20012002

Visiting Scholar
University of Chicago
OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

2001-2002

Research Assistant

Chicago, IL
Prof. Gary Herrigel, Dept. of Political Science, University of Chicago
2001

Researcher / Consultant

Chicago, IL
Columbia College Center for Arts Policy
2001,
1998-1999

Research Assistant

1998-1999

Membership Director

Chicago, IL
Field Museum of Natural History, Center for Cultural Understanding and Change
Chicago, IL
The Peace Museum

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