Digital research seminar with Philippe Bourgois, UCLA


Datum: måndag 10 oktober 2022

Tid: 15.00 – 16.30

Plats: Zoom

Prof. Philippe Bourgois is a cultural and medical anthropologist. His research in Central America addresses the political mobilisation of ethnicity, immigration, labour relations and the relationship between intimate violence and structural violence. In urban United States, Philippe has worked on issues of inner-city apartheid, and the carceral and psychiatric management of poverty and unemployement. As a public anthropologist he has engaged in issues of incarceration, substance abuse, violence, homelesness, mental illness and HIV-prevention. At UCLA he is currently  leading a qualitative evaluation of a new outreach program for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health for people with serious mental health illness- most of whom are homeless and trapped in cycles of incarceration in the County Jail. He has been the Principal Investigator on dozens of National Institutes of Health grants since 1996, including a 21-year continuous study of the  inner-city HIV risk environment faced by indigent, street-based drug users and sellers. Some of his publications include In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio (1995), Righteous Dopefiend (co-authored with Jeff Schonberg, 2009), Ethnicity at Work: Divided Labour on a Central American Banana Plantation (1989), Violence in War and Peace (co-edited with Nancy Scheper-Hughes, 2004), and Violence at the Urban Margins (co-authored with Javier Auyero and Nancy Scheper-Hughes, 2015).