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John Borneman

John Borneman

 

John Borneman is Acting Chair and Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in 1989 from Harvard University, and has done ethnographic fieldwork in Germany, Central Europe, Lebanon, and Syria. He has been guest professor Sweden, Norway, France, and Syria, and has served as Senior Fulbright Professor at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. He has served on the executive board (Beirat) of the Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften in Vienna (1999-2008, and currently sits on the Beirat of the Max Planck Institut-Halle. He has written widely on issues of intimacy, kinship, sexuality, nationality, justice, and political form. His publications include Belonging in the Two Berlins: Kin, State, Nation (1992), Settling Accounts: Violence, Justice, and Accountability in Postsocialist States (1997), Syrian Episodes: Sons, Fathers, and an Anthropologist in Aleppo (2007), and the co-editor of Being There: The Fieldwork Encounter and The Making of Truth (2009). Political Crime and the Memory of Loss (2011)

Professor Borneman teaches courses on culture and international order, the anthropology of memory, and money, sex, and cultural diversity.