Scott Ross

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Teaching Ethnography in the Heart of Government

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Teaching Ethnography in the Heart of Government

From the point of view of the governed—citizens and non-citizens alike—the way government operates can seem like a black box. Despite talk of transparency, the ... More

An Interview with Adrienne Pine

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An Interview with Adrienne Pine

Scott Ross: In your scholarship and activism, you have taken an applied approach in a number of ways, including testifying in asylum cases, working with unions,... More

Student Reflections

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Student Reflections

Ana MarrugoAs an international student "Tribes on the Hill" was a unique experience to understand political life in the United States from the perspective of th... More

The Anthropologist as Con Artist: An Interview with Sasha Newell

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The Anthropologist as Con Artist: An Interview with Sasha Newell

Scott Ross (SR): This was a really engaging article, and I enjoyed watching the different frames shift as we follow the scheme (or schemes) at the heart of it. ... More

Making Violence Visible: An Interview with Samuel Mark Anderson

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Making Violence Visible: An Interview with Samuel Mark Anderson

Scott Ross (SR): In your article you introduce the notion of a “politics by prospection” which, in its many different forms, involves processes of diagnosis, re... More

Becoming Infrastructural: An Interview with Michael Degani

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Becoming Infrastructural: An Interview with Michael Degani

Scott Ross (SR): In the article, you draw on Sianne Ngai’s argument regarding zaniness’s emergence in response to capitalism’s constant revolutionizing, and you... More