Antina von Schnitzler
Antina von Schnitzler is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program of International Affairs and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Anthropology. She received her PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University in 2010. Before joining the New School she was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department at Reed College. Her research and teaching has focused on citizenship and political subjectivities, the anthropology of infrastructure and technology, liberalism and neoliberalism, colonialism and postcoloniality, and South Africa. She is currently working on a book manuscript based on ethnographic and archival research in Johannesburg and Soweto, tentatively entitled Democracy’s Infrastructure: Citizenship, Technology and the Materiality of Politics in South Africa.Courses Taught:
Cities and Citizenship; Cities, Infrastructure, Development (co-taught with Stephen Collier); Global Flows; Techno-Politics; Urban AfricaRecent Publications:
"Traveling Technologies: Infrastructure, Ethical Regimes and the Materiality of Politics in South Africa" Cultural Anthropology (forthcoming).
"Gauging Politics: Water, Commensuration and Citizenship in South Africa" Anthropology News, January 2010. "Citizenship Prepaid: Water, Calculability and Techno-Politics in South Africa
" Journal of Southern African Studies, Vol. 34, No. 4, December 2008.
"Liberalism" and "Neoliberalism" International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd ed., edited by William Darity Jr., Detroit: MacMillan Reference USA, 2007.
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