Ann L. Stoler

Willy Brandt Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and History
The New School

Ann L. Stoler is a Willy Brandt Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and History at The New School, New York and the Founding Director of the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry (ICSI).

Teaching and working on desire, politics and histories of the sentiment, critical race and postcolonial theory, she has written extensively on the politics of knowledge; colonial pasts/postcolonial presents; histories of sentiment and sexuality; and historical ethnography.

Her books include: Imperial Debris: On Ruins and Ruination, edited, (Durham: Duke University Press, 2013); Along the Archival Grain: Epistemic Anxieties and Colonial Common Sense (Princeton:Princeton University Press, 2009); Haunted by Empire: Geographies of Intimacy in North American History (Durham: Duke University Press, 2006); Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002); Tensions of Empire: Colonial Culture in a Bourgeois World, edited with Frederick Cooper (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997); Race and the Education of Desire (Durham: Duke University Press, 1995).

Her most recent book, Duress: Imperial Durabilities in Our Times is coming out with Duke University Press this Fall 2016.