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Faculty

Akhil Gupta


Professor


Contact Information

Email    akgupta@anthro.ucla.edu
Office  324A Haines
Phone  310-794-7969

Office hours for Winter 2016 are Thursdays 3:00-4:00 pm

You may sign up for a time slot here: https://akgupta2.youcanbook.me/

 

Degrees

Ph.D. Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University (1988)

Awards

2009 Visiting Professor, Ecole des Hautes Etudes En Sciences Sociales, Paris. May-June. 
2008 Visiting Professor, Danish Research School of Anthropology and Ethnography, August-September. 
2007 Goel Lecturer, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Grants

2009 American Institute of Indian Studies Senior Fellowship

Selected Publications

2012 Red Tape: Bureaucracy, Structural Violence, and Poverty in India. Duke Univ. Press. 
2010 The Indian State After Liberalization, (edited with K. Sivaramakrishnan), Routledge. 
2006 The Anthropology of the State: A Reader (edited with Aradhana Sharma), Blackwell. 
2002 Caste and Outcast (edited with Gordon Chang and Purnima Mankekar), Stanford Univ. Press. 
1998 Postcolonial Developments: Agriculture in the Making of Modern India, Duke University Press. 
1997 Culture, Power, Place: Explorations in Critical Anthropology (edited with James Ferguson), Duke University Press. 
1997 Anthropological Locations: Boundaries and Grounds of a Field Science (edited with James Ferguson), Univ. of California Press.

Research

Ethnography of information technology, the state and development, anthropology of food, environmental anthropology, space and place, history of anthropology, applied anthropology; India and South Asia

Current Courses by Term

2016 Fall Quarter

Anthropology of Food

Selected Topics in Anthropology

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Previous Courses by Term

2015 Spring Quarter

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2015 Winter Quarter

Anthropology of Food

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2014 Fall Quarter

Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2013 Fall Quarter

Development Anthropology

Introduction to Development Studies: Economic Development and Culture Change

2013 Spring Quarter

Core Seminar: Sociocultural Anthropology -- Scientific and Interpretive Frameworks in Contemporary Anthropology

2013 Winter Quarter

Anthropology of Food

2011 Fall Quarter

Development Anthropology

Introduction to Development Studies: Economic Development and Culture Change

2010 Fall Quarter

Anthropology of Food

Development Anthropology

Introduction to Development Studies: Economic Development and Culture Change

2010 Spring Quarter

Selected Topics in Social Anthropology

Core Seminar: Sociocultural Anthropology -- Scientific and Interpretive Frameworks in Contemporary Anthropology

2010 Winter Quarter

Selected Topics in Social Anthropology

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2008 Fall Quarter

Selected Topics in Cultural Anthropology

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2008 Spring Quarter

Selected Topics in Cultural Anthropology

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2008 Winter Quarter

Selected Topics in Cultural Anthropology

Comparative Political Institutions

2007 Fall Quarter

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2007 Spring Quarter

Selected Topics in Cultural Anthropology

Comparative Political Institutions

Previous Courses by Course

ANTHRO 297
Selected Topics in Anthropology

2015 Spring Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

ANTHRO 133F
Anthropology of Food

2015 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

ANTHRO 188SA
Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators

2014 Fall Quarter

ANTHRO 161
Development Anthropology

2013 Fall Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

INTL DV 100A
Introduction to Development Studies: Economic Development and Culture Change

2013 Fall Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

ANTHRO 203C
Core Seminar: Sociocultural Anthropology -- Scientific and Interpretive Frameworks in Contemporary Anthropology

2013 Spring Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

ANTHRO 157
Selected Topics in Social Anthropology

2010 Spring Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

ANTHRO 137
Selected Topics in Cultural Anthropology

2008 Fall Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

ANTHRO 255
Comparative Political Institutions

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter