Janet McIntosh

Janet McIntosh, Professor of Anthropology at Brandeis University, has conducted cultural and linguistic anthropological research in East Africa, South Africa, and the United States. Her first book, The Edge of Islam: Power, Personhood, and Ethnoreligious Boundaries on the Kenya Coast (Duke University Press, 2009), won the 2010 Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion. Her second book, Unsettled: Denial and Belonging among White Kenyans (University of California Press, 2016), received Honorable Mention in the 2018 American Ethnological Society's Senior Book Prize, and Honorable Mention in the 2017 Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing. She is the co-editor, with Norma Mendoza-Denton, of Language in the Trump Era: Scandals and Emergencies (Cambridge University Press, 2020), and she is currently writing a book on embodied language and necropolitics in the U.S. military. Prof. McIntosh is on the editorial boards of Oxford Studies in the Anthropology of Language (Oxford University Press), Cultural Anthropology, Anthropology and Humanism, and Journal of Religion in Africa.

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