Antina von Schnitzler | The New School for Public Engagement
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    Antina von Schnitzler

    Assistant Professor, International Affairs (on sabbatical Fall 2014/Spring 2015)

    PhD Anthropology, Columbia University
    BA (Hons) Social Anthropology, University of Sussex

    VonSchnitzler, Antina

    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: Neoliberalism, Techno-Politics and Citizenship after Apartheid.

    Courses Taught

    Cities and Citizenship; Cities, Infrastructure, Development (co-taught with Stephen Collier); Global Flows; Techno-Politics; Urban Africa

    Recent Publications

    "Performing Dignity: Human Rights, Citizenship and the Techno-Politics of Law in South AfricaAmerican Ethnologist, Vol. 41 (2), May 2014.

    "Traveling Technologies: Infrastructure, Ethical Regimes and the Materiality of Politics in South Africa" Cultural Anthrpology, Vol 28 (4), November 2013.

    "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.