Professor Mark Goodale

mark goodale

Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor


Mark Goodale is a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor in the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (SAME) and a member (Academic Visitor) of St Antony’s College. He is also Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology and Director of the Laboratory of Cultural and Social Anthropology (LACS) at the University of Lausanne. He recently completed a four-year research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation on the relationship between lithium extraction and the contradictions of the wider green energy transition. During the academic year 2023-2024, he is writing a book based on this research for the University of California Press.

His wide-ranging publications and public scholarship include sixteen sole-authored, edited, and coedited books. His most recent are Reinventing Human Rights (Stanford University Press, 2022), The Oxford Handbook of Law and Anthropology (Oxford University Press, 2021), and A Revolution in Fragments: Traversing Scales of Justice, Ideology, and Practice in Bolivia (Duke University Press, 2019).

In addition to his academic writing, his nonfiction essays have appeared in literary journals such as The Paris Review and Boston Review, and he has been quoted as an expert in publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Nation, and Le Monde.



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