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Mike McGovern, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

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Episode: February 23, 2011

16:35

Professor McGovern is a political anthropologist who works in West Africa and uses a variety of sources from kinship idioms to the aesthetics of state-sponsored folklore to try to understand postcolonial states within the arc of longer historical trajectories. We talk with him about his first book, entitled Making War in Côte d'Ivoire.

Learn more about Mike McGovern.