Elizabeth A. Povinelli

Elizabeth A. Povinelli is professor of anthropology and gender studies at Columbia University. Povinelli’s work has focused on developing a critical theory of late liberalism that would support an anthropology of the otherwise.  She is the author of “Economies of Abandonment: Social Belonging and Endurance in Late Liberalism” (2011), “The Empire of Love: Toward a Theory of Intimacy, Genealogy, and Carnality” (2006) and “The Cunning of Recognition” (2002), among others. Her recent book “Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism” (2016) examines current conditions of late liberalism by offering a bold retheorization of power from the perspective of Indigenous Australian maneuvers against the settler state.