Monday, January 27, 2014

Recent Writings +

I have a piece up on African Arguments about why the genocide talk about the CAR is misleading.

...And a Blogging Heads interview with Mark Leon Goldberg of UN Dispatch about similar topics.

And, finally, I'll be giving a lecture at the University of Leiden today for anyone who happens to be in the area.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Reflections on Roadblocks

As a supplement to my May 2013 article ("Navigational Tools for Central African Roadblocks") in the Political and Legal Anthropology Review, I have a short essay/reflection on my own experiences traversing roadblocks, available on the PoLAR website. The roadblockers who stopped me are no longer operating barriers; the aftermath of Seleka's takeover of power "has left a new landscape of roadblocks. ...The mutual sizing up that occurs on roadblocks, and its uncertain outcomes, yet again require the development of new navigational tools."