• Elizabeth A. Povinelli

    Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology
    960 Schermerhorn Extension, Mail Code: 5523, United States
    +1 212 854 1467


    My writing has focused on developing a critical theory of late liberalism that would support an anthropology of the otherwise. My first two books examine the governance of the otherwise in late liberal settler colonies from the perspective of the politics of recognition. My last two books examined the same from the perspective of intimacy, embodiment, and narrative form. My ethnographic analysis is animated by a critical engagement with the traditions of American pragmatism and continental immanent theory.


    2011. Economies of Abandonment: Social Belonging and Endurance in Late Liberalism. Duke University Press.

    2010    Interview with Elizabeth Povinelli by Kim Turcot DiFruscia, Alterites ?Femmes,? 7.1: 88-98.

    2009    Digital Futures. Vectors Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Venacular
    <http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project=90&thread=ProjectCredits> 3.2.2009.

    2006. The Empire of Love: Toward a Theory of Intimacy, Geneology, and Carnality. A Public Planet Book. Duke University Press.

    2003. Technologies of Public Form: Circulation, Transfiguration, Recognition. In Technologies of Public Persuasion, Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar and Elizabeth A. Povinelli, eds. 15(3): 385-397.

    2002. The Cunning of Recognition: Indigenous Alterities and the Making of Australian Multiculturalism. Durham: Duke University Press.

    1999. Thinking Sexuality Transnationally. Special Issue glq 5(4) Edited with George Chauncey, 5(4).

    1994. Labor's Lot: The Power, History and Culture of Aboriginal Action.
    Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.