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  Gregory Feldman


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Under review.
The ‘Gray Zone’: Sovereignty and Action among Undercover Police Investigators in a World of Migration (written under advance contract with Stanford University Press)

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015. We are All Migrants: Political Action and the Ubiquitous Condition of Migrant-hood. Stanford University Press

2012.  The Migration Apparatus: Security, Labor, and Policymaking in the European Union. Stanford: Stanford University Press.



_Articles_________________________________________________________

Under review “‘Intelligence’ and ‘evidence’: Sovereign authority and the differences that words make” In Bodies of Evidence: Anthropological Studies of Security, Knowledge, and Power. Edited by Mark Maguire, Ursula Rao, and Nils Zurawski.

 2016  “‘With My Head on the Pillow’: Sovereignty, Ethics, and Evil among an Undercover Police Investigators” Comparative Studies in Society and History 58(2): 491-518.

2016  “Politics in Particular: From Primo Levi to Freedom and Being in the works of Hannah Arendt and Baruch Spinoza” Contours # 8  (non-refereed)

2014 “Location, Isolation, and Disempowerment: The Swift Proliferation of Security Discourse among Policy Professionals” In The Anthropology of Security: Perspectives from the Frontline of Policing, Counter-Terrorism and Border Control. Mark Maguire, Catarina Frois, and Nils Zurawski, eds. London: Pluto Press.

2014  “Understanding Others: Agency and Articulation in a Historical Perspective”. Comment on Dace Dzenovska’s “Bordering Encounters, Socialty, and Distribution of the Ability to Live a Normal Life”. Social Anthropology.
2013  “The Specific Intellectual’s Pivotal Position: Action, Compassion, and  Thinking in
Administrative Society, an Arendtian View” Social Anthropology May  21(2) 135-164.
           
2013    “Reply to commentaries” on “The Specific Intellectual’s Pivotal Position” (Steven Caton, Michael Lambek, and Nigel Rapport) Social Anthropology 21(2): 169-177.

2012   “Engaged Anthropology: Comment on Mahmood” Anthropology Today 28(5): 25.

2011
“Europe’s Border Control with a Humanitarian Face” Middle East Report 261: 14-17

2011 "If Ethnography is More than Participant-Observation, then Relations are More than Connections: The Case for Nonlocal Ethnography in a World of Apparatuses." Anthropological Theory 11(4): 375-395.

2011 “Illuminating the Apparatus: Steps toward a Nonlocal Ethnography of Global Governance.” In Policy Worlds: Anthropology and the Anatomy of Contemporary Power. Edited by Davide Pero, Cris Shore, and Susan Wright. Berghahn Books:     New York and London, pp. 32-49.

2010 ‘“Many Nice People”: the nation-state, post-Fordism, and the policy norm of flexible ethnic relations in Estonia.’ International Journal of Cultural Policy. 16(2): 1–21.

2009 “Radical or Reactionary? The Old Wine in Counterinsurgency Field Manual’s New Flask. In The Counter-Counter-Insurgency Field Manual. edited collectively by the Network of Concerned Anthropologists. Pp. 77-93. Prickly Paradigm Press: Chicago.

 2008 ‘The Trap of Abstract Space: Recomposing the Russian-Speaking Population in Post-Soviet Estonia.’ Anthropological Quarterly. 81(2): 311-342.

 2008 ‘Democracy or Technocracy?: Policymakers as Specific Intellectuals’. Journal of Political Excellence (invited contribution).

 2005 Culture, State, and Security in Europe: The Case of Citizenship and Integration Policy in Estonia. American Ethnologist 32(4): 676-695

 2005 Estranged States: Diplomacy and the Containment of National Minorities in Europe. Anthropological Theory 5(3): 219-245.

 2005 Toward an Anthropology of Policy. with Janine Wedel, Cris Shore, and Stacey Lathrop. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences (600)1: 30-51.

 2005 Essential Crises: A Performative Approach to Migrants, Minorities, and the European Nation-State. Anthropological Quarterly 78(1): 213-246.

 2005 Why an Anthropology of Public Policy? with Janine Wedel. Anthropology Today 21(1): 1-2.

2003 Stabilizing Estonia: The International Dimension of State Security and Ethnic Integration Policy. Demokratizatsiya 11(4): 555-571.

2003  Breaking Our Silence on NATO. Anthropology Today 19(3): 1-2.

2003 The European-ness of Estonia’s Ethnic Integration Policy: Nation, Culture, and Security in an EU Applicant State. Cambridge Review of International Affairs.  16(2):223-38.

2000 Constructing the ‘non-Estonian’: The Policy and Politics of Ethnic and European Integration in Estonia. Anthropology of East Europe Review 18(2): 117-127.

2000 Shifting the Perspective on Identity Discourse in Estonia.Journal of Baltic Studies 31(4):404-28.


_Book Chapters_______________________________________________
In progress   “Location, Isolation, and Disempowerment: The Swift Proliferation of Security Discourse among Policy Professionals” chapter for Security and Fear in Europe: Anthropological Perspectives Mark Maguire and Catarina Frois, eds. London: Pluto Press.

2011 “Illuminating the Apparatus: Steps toward a Nonlocal Ethnography of Global Governance.” In Policy Worlds: Anthropology and the Anatomy of Contemporary Power. Edited by Davide Pero, Cris Shore, and Susan Wright. Berghahn Books: New York and London.

2009 “Radical or Reactionary? The Old Wine in Counterinsurgency Field Manual’s New Flask. In The Counter-Counter-Insurgency Field Manual. edited collectively by the Network of Concerned Anthropologists. Pp. 77-93. Prickly Paradigm Press: Chicago.

2005 Neoliberal Nationalism: European Union Accession, Ethnic Integration Policy, and the Estonian Nation-State. In Crossing European Boundaries: Beyond Conventional Geographical Categories, eds. Jaro Stacul, Christina Moutsou, and Helen Kopnina. Pp. 41-63. Berghahn: London and New York.


_Reviews + Essays____________________________________________

2007 Comment on Bruce Knauft’s ‘Provincializing America: Imperialism, Capitalism, and Counter-hegemony in the 21st Century.’ Current Anthropology. 48(6):781-805.

2007 The Network of Concerned Anthropologists Demystified. Anthropology News 48 (8). With Catherine Besteman, Andrew Bickford, Roberto Gonzales, Hugh Gusterson, Gustaaf Houtman, Jean Jackson, Kanhong Lin, Catherine Lutz, David Price, and David Vine.

2003 ‘“It is probably too complicated for them”: Anthropologists, the State, and International Security’ Anthropology News 44(8) November.

2003 Ethnic Relations in Estonia after EU Enlargement. Molodjoz Estonij (national daily Russian-language newspaper in Estonia) September 24; Severnoje Poberezje (national daily Russian-language newspaper in Estonia) September 30; and Põhjarannik (Estonian-language weekly newspaper) September 30.

2003 Review, The Challenge of the Russian Minority: Emerging Multiculturalism in Estonia Marju Lauristin and Mati Heidmets, eds. Tartu: Tartu University Press. Journal of Baltic Studies. 34(2): 230-233.


_International Presentations____________________________________
Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, Belgium. “Will the Real Migrants Please Stand Up? Action, and how Technocracy Renders its Citizens Passive”. May 25th, 2017.

University of Florida, Center for European Studies, ““We are people; we are parents; we have values”: Alternative sovereignties, undercover policing,  the refugee “other”. Mini Conference: “The Provocations of Contemporary Refugee Migration”. March 16-17, 2017

Keynote address: University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Keynote address. “The Structure of Ethical Dilemmas among Policymakers and Security Officials in Contemporary European Migration Management.” Second Annual Conference of the National Center of Competence in Research. “Changing Realities of Migration and Mobility: A Swiss Perspective” June 23-24, 2016.

Humboldt University, Berlin. Institute for Migration Research, Institute for European Ethnology. "Are the citizen and the migrant really so different?: An initial comparison of politics and being in the works of Hannah Arendt and Baruch Spinoza. September 1st, 2015.


Humboldt University, Berlin. Institute for Migration Research, "We are all Migrants: Expanding the Margins under Conditions of Migrant-hood." September 22nd, 2014.

Utrecht University, Department of Cultural Anthropology, “Violence, state effects, and the habits of security policymaking”, June 5th, 2013.


University of Chicago, Department of Anthropology, "Disconnected by Design: The Effects of Isolation on Ethnographic Methodology and Engagement in the EU's Migration Apparatus." March 4th, 2013.

Harvard University, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, capstone seminar on Arab emigration. April 14
th, 2012.
 
Keynote address: National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Workshop “Securing Europe: Anthropological Perspectives”, March 28th and 29th, 2012.


Harvard University, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, “Billy and the Apparatus: The Isolating Effects of Managed Migration to the European Union” November 30th, 2011.

University of Michigan, Center for European Studies, “The Migration Apparatus: Security, Labor, and Policymaking in the European Union” October 27th, 2011.

Harvard University, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, “The Mediterranean: Criss-crossed and Constructed” April 28-30th,  2011.

University of Florida, Center for European Studies, “The emerging migration management regime: Security, labor, and the neoliberal obsession” January 30-31st, 2009.

Brown University, Working Group on Anthropology and Population, April 4, 2008.

Northeast International Education Association, Keynote Speaker, Pierce College, Puyallup, WA, USA, May 4, 2007

Brown University, Watson Institute for International Studies. ‘Three thoughts on the ethnography of foreign policy: where, how, and what for’, presentation in workshop ‘Ethnographies of Foreign Policy’ March 22-23, 2007.

Malmö University, Sweden. “Many Nice People”: Ethnic Integration, Subject-Making, and European Union Expansion in Estonia. May 2006.

Lund University, Sweden. “Many Nice People”: Ethnic Integration, Subject-Making, and European Union Expansion in Estonia. May 2006.

Södertöns University College, Sweden. “Many Nice People”: Ethnic Integration, Subject-Making, and European Union Expansion in  Estonia. May 2006

Södertöns University College, Sweden. ‘An Ethnography of What?? Methodologies and Methods for Studying the Phantom State.’ May 2006

University of Florida, USA ‘Many Nice People: Ethnic Integration and Person-Making in Estonia’ March 2006.

University of Oxford, UK ‘Security and Migration: The New Intersection in Governmentality.’ April 2005.

University of Sussex, UK ‘Estranged States: Theorizing Diplomacy and the Containment of National Minorities in Europe’ presented in workshop on 'Minorities, Rights, Recognition: Engaging the State and the Supranational' at 15-17 September 2004.

University of Stockholm, Sweden, ‘International Diplomacy and National Minorities: Ethnic Integration and European Union Accession in Estonia’, 12 May 2003.

George Washington University, USA, ‘International Diplomacy and National Minorities: Ethnic Integration and European Union Accession in Estonia,’ 25 April 2003.


_Canadian Presentations____________________________________

University of Windsor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, “Border Transgressions: Violence, Sovereignty, and Helping the “other” among Immigration Service Investigators in a Southern European Union Member State.” March 14th, 2017.

Simon Fraser University, Institute for the Humanities, "Politics in Particular: From Primo Levi to Freedom and Being in the Works of Hannah Arendt and Baruch Spinoza." November 23rd, 2015.

McMaster University, “Billy and the Apparatus: The Policies, not Politics, of African Migration to the European Union” January 24th, 2012.


Dalhousie University, workshop ‘Migration Parallels within the EU and Canada: Trajectories of Policy and Power’ organized by the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, European Union Centre of Excellence, and Atlantic Metropolis. April 7th-9th, 2011.

University of Western Ontario, ‘Billy and the Apparatus: Or, How a Migrant is Governed Globally”. March 3rd, 2011.

Balsillie School of International Affairs and Wilfrid Laurier University. ‘Billy and the Apparatus: Or, How a Migrant is Governed Globally”. January 20th, 2011.

 UBC, ‘Borders and Brawn: The Interplay of Security and Economy in the European Union Approach to Migration Management’ presented in the workshop ‘Challenging Sovereignty’, Faculty of Law, March 6-8, 2008.

 UBC, Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program, ‘When There is no There There: Steps toward a Nonlocal Ethnography of Global Governance’ February 2008.

 UBC, Department of Geography. ‘An Ethnography of What?? Methodologies and Methods for Studying the Phantom State.’ March 2006.

 University of Victoria, European Community Studies Association, Canada. ‘Internal or International Migrants?: Diplomacy, Security, Integration, and the Case of Mass Statelessness in Estonia’ presented in conference Governing Migration in the Age of De-Nationalization, March 11-12, 2005.

 UBC, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. ‘Internal or International Migrants?: European Diplomacy and the Case of Denied Citizenship in Estonia’ presented in Workshop on Political Economy of International Migration: International Perspectives. 20-22 March 2004.

 UBC, Challenging Nation Speaker Series, Commentary on ‘State Formation in the Age of Competitive Globalism: National Citizenship as Private rather than Public Right’ by Anna Yeatman. 1 March 2004.

 UBC, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. ‘The Politics of State Sovereignty and (Il)legal Migration: The Case of Mass Statelessness and Estonia’s Return to Europe’ presented in Workshop on Globalization and Illegal Migration, 29-31 January 2004.

 UBC, Department of Geography, ‘Internal or International Migration?: European Diplomacy and the Case of Mass Statelessness in Estonia’, 28 January 2004.

 UBC, Department of Anthropology and Sociology’, ‘International Diplomacy and National Minorities: Ethnic Integration and European Union Accession in Estonia,’ 27 February 2003.


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