Janet Roitman | The New School for Public Engagement
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    Janet Roitman

    Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs

    Janet Roitman holds a joint position as an Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department and in the Graduate Program for International Affairs. Roitman has conducted extensive research in Central Africa, focusing specifically on the borders of Cameroon, Nigeria, the Central African Republic and Chad. She has recently published an analysis of the unregulated commerce that transpires on those borders, which inquires into emergent forms of economic regulation in the region of the Chad Basin and considers consequential transformations in the nature of citizenship. Her topical interests are in political economy, the anthropology of economics, the constitution of contemporary economic subjectivities, the anthropology of reason, and the sociology of critique.

    Courses Taught

    Independent StudyInternshipPrivate Security and the StateThesis Supervision