Juan Obarrio

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Juan Obarrio is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University (USA). He is the editor of the journal Critical Times, published by the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs. He serves on the International Advisory Board of the Consortium of Humanities Programs and Centers (CHCI).He is the Founding Director of the Program on Global South Studies at the University of San Martin,  Buenos Aires, and has worked on program building fostering South-South academic collaborations. His fields of expertise are critical theory and political anthropology. For his fieldwork researchin South America and Southern Africa, he has received fellowships from the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton; MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Social Science Research Council and American Council of Learned Societies. He is the author of The Spirit of the Laws in Mozambique (University of Chicago Press, 2014); Corps Etranger (Belin Editions, Paris, 2014); A Matter of Time: The State of Things in Southern Africa (forthcoming, Duke University Press). He is the co-editor of Legados, genealogias y memorias postcoloniales (Ediciones Godot, 2015) and African Futures: Essays in Crisis, Emergence, Possibility (University of Chicago Press, 2016).

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