Susan S. and William H. Hindle Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences
Field of Interest(s)
space and place
social and cultural theory
James Ferguson is the Susan S. and William H. Hindle Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Professor in the Department of Anthropology. He previously taught for many years at the University of California, Irvine. His major publications include The Anti-politics Machine: "Development", Depoliticization, and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho (Cambridge UP, 1990); Expectations of Modernity: Myths and Meanings of Urban Life on the Zambian Copperbelt (U. California Press, 1999); Global Shadows: Africa in the Neoliberal World Order (Duke UP, 2006); and Give a Man a Fish: Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution (Duke UP, 2015).