Joshua Walker

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Joshua Walker completed his PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of Chicago in 2014. He is currently a URF Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at WiSER, where he is working on a book manuscript based on his dissertation, entitled “The Ends of Extraction: Diamonds, Value, and Reproduction in Democratic Republic of Congo.” He is interested in the histories of extractive industries and the social forms they produce. Joshua is also currently beginning a new research project on the nature and forms of state power in the Democratic Republic of Congo.