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Working with Communities Over Time

Photograph of a council estate in neon lighting.
Zoltan Fekeshazy on Unsplash.

Episode Description

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Professor Insa Koch (University of St. Gallen) about researching, and working with, communities over time.

Readings Recommended by Professor Insa Koch

Roberts, S. (1979), Order and Dispute: an Introduction to Legal Anthropology (Penguin).

Graeber, D. (2004), Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology (Prickly Paradigm Press).

Hall, S., et. al., (1978), Policing the Crisis: Mugging, the State, and Law and Order (Macmillan).

Koch, I. (2018), Personalizing the State (OUP).

About the Speaker

Portrait of Insa Koch

Professor Insa Lee Koch

Chair of British Cultures, University of Sankt Gallen

Professor Insa Lee Koch is currently the Chair of British Cultures at the University of Sankt Gallen in Switzerland. Previously, she was a tenured Associate Professor in Law and the Director of the Anthropology and Law programme at the LSE. Trained as both a lawyer and an anthropologist at the LSE and the University of Oxford, Insa is an interdisciplinary scholar who works ethnographically and collaboratively on questions of intersecting inequalities, political economy and the state. She believes that academics should actively work towards analysing and dismantling inequalities and she combines research with work in advocacy and social justice.

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