Ethnographies of Law I: Activism, Struggle, Inequality and Crisis

Sat, 6/1: 2:45 PM  - 4:30 PM 
Paper Session 
Saturday Session 4 
Room: Congressional B 
This panel is the first in a series dedicated to ethnographies of law. It explores how legality operates in the context of different contemporary challenges, particularly those deemed crises. The papers examine how different actors mobilize law to mobilize against and counter inequalities. Specifically, they illustrate the use of the court as a place of resistance in Cambodia, the location of law within political trials in Russia, management of political rebellion through cycles of mass arrest and arbitrary detention in India, practices of vigilante justice in Bolivia, and the contribution of lead poisoning to urban inequality in the Northeastern United States.


Jenniffer Olenewa, University of Waterloo  - Contact Me


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Life in a Leaded Landscape: Understanding Housing, Illness, and Struggle in the Rust Belt


Matthew McLeskey, University at Buffalo, SUNY  - Contact Me

Premeditated Rage: Escalating Collective Violence in Response to Crime in Rural Bolivia, South America


Jorge Derpic, University of Georgia  - Contact Me

The Grid of Indefinite Incarceration: Ethnographic Engagement and Counter-Insurgency Lawfare in Indian Administered Kashmir


Haley Duschinski, Ohio University  - Contact Me

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Shrimoyee Ghosh, Independent researcher  - Contact Me

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