Angelique Haugerud is a specialist in political and economic anthropology, cultural politics, globalization, economic neoliberalism, social movements, satirical political activism, democracy, politics of development, and land tenure. She has conducted ethnographic research in both Africa and the United States. During the past several decades she has carried out a half-dozen years of research in East and Central Africa (most recently in Kenya in 2009). She is author of The Culture of Politics in Modern Kenya (Cambridge University Press, 1995); co-editor (with Marc Edelman) of The Anthropology of Development and Globalization: From Classical Political Economy to Contemporary Neoliberalism (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2005); and co-editor (with M. Priscilla Stone and Peter D. Little) of Commodities and Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives (Rowman and Littlefield, 2000).
Her new book is No Billionaire Left Behind: Satirical Activism in America, Stanford University Press (available in April 2013).
Satirical Activism in America
Forthcoming: Available in April
Professor Haugerud has been awarded research fellowships from the National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, American Philosophical Society, and Rockefeller Foundation, among others. She has served as editor of the scholarly journal Africa Today (1996-1998) and has been elected to the executive boards of the American Anthropological Association’s General Anthropology Division (2002-2005), the African Studies Association (1999-2002), the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (1997-2000, 2011-2014), and the Society for Economic Anthropology (1992-1995).
Her three-year term as editor of American Ethnologist began on July 1, 2011. The first issue of the journal under her editorship appeared in February 2012.