Sean T. Mitchell

Sean T. Mitchell

Email

seantm [at] rutgers.edu

Phone

973-353-5078

Office Location

Hill Hall 631

I am a sociocultural anthropologist. My ethnographically-based work focuses on the politics of inequality, particularly in Brazil. I've written about space travel, the formation of political consciousness, comparative class and race politics, US empire, war and violence, the politics of anti-corruption, utopia, and other related (and seemingly unrelated) topics. The thread that runs through all my work is the attempt to understand how and why people conceptualize and act upon inequality in ways that change historically. I am currently the director of the Graduate Program in Peace and Conflict Studies, and I also organize with my union, Rutgers AAUP-AFT.


Courses Taught

  • Economic Anthropology
  • Anthropological Theory and Methods
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
  • Anthropology of Inequality
  • Urban Ethnography
  • Anthropology Seminar: Political Anthropology
  • Graduate Seminar: Ethnographic Methods
  • Graduate Seminar: Contemporary Social Theory
  • Graduate Seminar: Urban Theory and the Contemporary City
  • Graduate Seminar: Peace, Conflict, Security and Development
  • Honors Seminar: Anthropology and Politics
  • Honors Seminar: Technology, Politics, and Society

Awards

Selected Recent Awards

Education

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Chicago.
B.A. Philosophy, Rutgers University.

Publications

Books

Edited Journal Issues

Articles and Chapters

Review Essays

Reviews

Selected Other Publications

Selected Lectures, Interviews, and Media Appearances

Associated Programs

  • Director, Graduate Program in Peace and Conflict Studies.
  • Core faculty member, Graduate Program in Global Urban Studies.
  • Affiliate faculty member, Department of African American and African Studies.
  • Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights.
  • International Institute for Peace.