Janet Roitman is a member of the editorial committee of Public Culture and is chargée de recherche at the Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique. Her book, Fiscal Disobedience (2005), is an anthropology of economic regulation in Central Africa, where she has conducted extensive research. Her recent publications include “New Sovereigns? Regulatory Authority in the Chad Basin,” in Intervention and Transnationalism in Africa, edited by Thomas Callahgy, Ronald Kassimir, and Robert Latham (2001), and “The Garrison-Entrepôt: A Mode of Governing in the Chad Basin,” in Global Anthropology: Technology, Governmentality, Ethics, edited by Aihwa Ong and Stephen Collier. Her forthcoming research project, titled “The Anti-Crisis,” examines how the concept of crisis is constituted as an object of knowledge in social science theory and writing.
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