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Stamatopoulou-Robbins, Sophia

Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Bard College


Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins received her PhD from Columbia University in 2015. She is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Bard College. Her research has been awarded funding by the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, Columbia University and the Palestinian American Research Council. Based on over two years of fieldwork in the West Bank, her current book project focuses on the intersections of garbage, sewage and waste markets with the changing nature of local governance and occupation in post-Oslo Palestine. Her publications include pieces in The Jerusalem Quarterly, Anthropology News, The New Centennial Review, and the Refugee Studies Centre Working Paper Series at the University of Oxford. Her teaching interests include the anthropology of the modern Middle East, colonialism and post-colonial theory, nationalism, the anthropology of the state, infrastructure, environmental governance and scientific and social practices that make and manage waste.

DISCIPLINE
Anthropology
SUB AREAS
Environment   
19th-21st Centuries   
Colonialism   
History of Science   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
State Formation   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Palestine   
West Bank   
Israel   
SPECIALTIES
Waste, Borders, Bureaucracies   
Infrastructure   
Climate Change   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Fluent)   
Greek (Native)   
English (Native)   
French (Intermediate)   
German (Elementary)   
EDUCATION
PhD2015AnthropologyColumbia University
MPhil2009AnthropologyColumbia University
MA2008AnthropologyColumbia University
MSci2005Refugee Studies CentreUniversity of Oxford
BA2004Anthropology & Human RightsColumbia University
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Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins