Akhil Gupta: National Poverty, Global Poverty, and Neoliberalism

International Studies in Planning Spring 2008 Lecture Series

Akhil Gupta is a professor of anthropology at UCLA. His research interests are in the ethnography of development bureaucracies, the anthropology of food, the implications of reincarnation for social theory, and information technology. He is the editor (with Aradhana Sharma) of The Anthropology of the State and the author of Postcolonial Developments: Agriculture in the Making of Modern India, and Culture, Power, Place. His forthcoming publications include Red Tape: Corruption, Inscription, and Governmentality in Rural India, and The State in India After Liberalization (edited with K. Sivaramakrishnan).

Sponsored by the Department of City and Regional Planning, The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and the Department of Development Sociology.