James Smith (2017-18)

James Smith is a professor of anthropology. His research interests include development and vernacular development narratives and practices; temporalities and temporal politics; artisanal mining and resource extraction; state transformation and conflict/war; visible and invisible worlds; East and Central Africa.

James Smith's books include Bewitching Development: Witchcraft and the Re-invention of 'Development' in Neoliberal Kenya (University of Chicago Press, 2008) and Religious Dimensions of Conflict and Peace in Neoliberal Africa (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011). He is currently at work on a book titled The Eyes of the World: Mining the Digital Age in the Eastern DR Congo.

His Winter 2018 Proseminar, co-led with Sudipta Sen, is "Global Temporalities".

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