August 29, 2019

My latest paper in Sojourn. Abstract below. 

Activists, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the international media have repeatedly singled out the Mekong region as a hotspot for 'sex trafficking'. Yet, in recent years anti-trafficking campaigns that focus on pros...

October 23, 2018

Over the past three decades humanitarianism has broadened considerably in scope. Humanitarian aid agencies have increasingly moved beyond a traditionally narrow concern with immediate relief aid to engage the wider implications of their work. Humanitarian arguments hav...

April 12, 2017

Some time ago I was invited to review Eyal Weisman's book, The Least of All Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza for the (now defunct) Forced Migration Hub website. This is a highly engaging book that anyone interested in humanitarianism should rea...

December 7, 2016

The anual Australian Anthropology Society conference is fast approaching. I will be co-chariing a panel on Humanitarianism in the Time of the Anthropocene together with Darryl Stellmach (University of Sydney). We elaborate on our panel abstract in a blog post in S...

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My latest publication in Current Anthropology 


Postpanopticism and the “mobility turn” within the social sciences provide important challenges...

Sedentary Optics: Static Anti-Trafficking and Mobile Victims

March 22, 2018

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