Speaker: Dr. Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton
As an anthropologist, sociologist and physician, Dr. Fassin has conducted extensive research in Senegal, Congo, South Africa, Ecuador, and France. As part of a program in political and moral anthropology, he conducted a ten-year ethnography of the French state, doing fieldwork on police, justice and prison. His most recent inquiry has consisted of a critical engagement with philosophical approaches to punishment, which was the matter of his Tanner Lectures at Berkeley, and to life, wihch was the topic of his Adorno Lectures in Frankfurt. He recently authored Prison Worlds: An Ethnography of the Carceral Condition (Polity, 2016).
Location: Dana Room, Dana Library, 4th Floor