Stoler, Ann


Ann Stoler
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1982
Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies


Colonial cultures; critical race theory; gender studies; political economy; historical methodologies; Southeast Asia.

Professor Stoler is the Founding Director of the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry (ICSI)

Recent Publications:
  • Imperial Debris: On Ruins and Ruination (2013)
  • "An Interview with Ann Laura Stoler by E. Valentine Daniel," Public Culture 24:3 (2012) 
  •  Along the Archival Grain: Epistemic Anxieties and Colonial Common Sense (2009)
  • Imperial Formations (2007)
  • Haunted by Empire: Geographies of the Intimate in North American History (2006)
  • Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule (2002)
  • Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World (1997)
  • Race and the Education of Desire: Foucault's History of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things (1995)
  • Capitalism and Confrontation in Sumatra's Plantation Belt, 1870-1979 (1985)
Office Location:
6 East 16th Street, Room 932
Phone Number/Extension:
212.229.5757 ext.3018


Research Interests:
Politics of knowledge; colonial pasts/postcolonial presents; critical race theory; histories of sentiment & sexuality; historical ethnography.