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Assistant Professor, University of Binghamton, New York, USA
Jason W. Moore is an associate professor of sociology at Binghamton University in New York, USA. He is author and editor, most recently, of Capitalism in the Web of Life (Verso, 2015), Capitalocene or Anthropocene? (Ombre Corte, 2017), and, with Raj Patel, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things (University of California Press, 2017). His books and essays on environmental history, capitalism, and social theory have been widely recognized, including the Alice Hamilton Prize of the American Society for Environmental History (2003), the Distinguished Scholarship Award of the Section on the Political Economy of the World-System (American Sociological Association, 2002 and 2015), and the Byres and Bernstein Prize in Agrarian Change (2011). He is chair (2017-18) of the Political Economy of the World-System Section (ASA), and coordinates the World-Ecology Research Network.
Professor, University of California, Davis, USA
Marisol de la Cadena has been trained as an anthropologist in Peru, England, France, and the United States. Her interests are located at the interface between STS and non-STS, and they include the study politics, multispecies (or multi-entities) relations, indigeneity, history and the a-historical, world anthropologies and the anthropologies of worlds. In all these areas, her concern is the relationship between concepts and methods, and interfaces as analytical sites. More prosaically, she is interested in ethnographic concepts – those that blur the distinction between what we call theory and the empirical, can also indicate the limits of both, and thus open them up to what exceeds them.
Her recent book Earth Beings. Ecologies of Practice Across Andean Worlds (2015) is based on conversations with two Quechua speaking men that lived in Cuzco (Peru). Through these conversations they think together about life at the intriguing crossroads where modern politics (and history) and earth-beings (and the ahistorical) meet and diverge, thus exceeding each other. The book is an ethnography concerned with the concreteness of incommensurability and the eventfulness of the ahistorical.
Currently her field sites are cattle ranches and veterinary schools in Colombia. There she engages practices and relations between people, cows, and ‘things’ in general. Thinking at divergent bio/geo interfaces, she is interested in capturing “the stuff” that makes life and death in conditions of dramatic ecological and political change as the country endures extreme droughts and floods and wants to transition between the violence of war to a condition of peace that might not be without violence.
California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, USA
Andrej Grubacic a Professor and Department Chair of Anthropology and Social Change Anthropology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. His interest in world systems analysis and anarchist anthropology has influenced his research perspective, which includes
experiences of self-organization, voluntary association, and mutual aid on the world-scale. His principal research focus is on the autonomous "cracks" peopled by Don Cossacks, Atlantic pirates, Macedonian Roma, Jamaican Maroons and Mexican Zapatistas. This research is included in his UC Press book Living at the Edges of Capitalism (2016), winner of the 2017 American Sociological Association PEWS prize for Distinguished Scholarship. He is currently a guest researcher at the International Institute for Social History in Amsterdam and a visiting researcher at Leiden University.