Guest
Louisa Lombard, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

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Episode: November 5, 2014

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Professor Lombard is a cultural anthropologist who studies African borderland areas where the state is largely absent, and a range of actors govern. Her research locales, primarily the remote and little-populated eastern reaches of the Central African Republic, are further marked by violent histories that continue into the present. Professor Lombard’s main fieldwork interlocutors are among the region’s men-in-arms, such as anti-poaching guards and rebels. We talk with Louisa Lombard about violence, popular punishment and war in the Central African Republic.

Learn more about Louisa Lombard