John Borneman

John Borneman is Professor of Anthropology and director of the Program in European Politics and Society at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in 1989 from Harvard University, and taught at Cornell University from 1991-2001. He has been guest professor in Sweden, Norway, and France, and has served as Senior Fulbright Professor in Germany and Syria. He was from 2013-16 Chair of the Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle. In Fall 2016 he was Guest Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Shimla, India. He has conducted fieldwork in Germany and Syria. His research focuses on two sets of relationships: on the relation of the state and law to intimacy and practices of care; and on the relation of political identification, belonging, and authority to forms of justice, accountability, and regime change. He also works on questions of epistemology and knowledge in the public.