Author Interviews


In order to hear about new ideas and work in the fields of communication, media and performance anthropology, the editors of CaMP blog have reached out to recently published authors whose work provides new voice in the conversation.


Sareeta Amrute on her new book, Encoding Race, Encoding Class: Indian IT Workers in Berlin. Interview by Ilana Gershon.

A.Aneesh on the publication of his new book, Neutral Accent: How Language, Labor and Life Become Global. Interview by Ilana Gershon

Julie Archambault on her new book, Mobile Secrets: Youth, Intimacy and the Politics of Pretense in Mozambique. Interview by Anna Eisenstein.


Rusty Barnett on his new book, From Drag Queens to Leathermen: Language, Gender and Gay Male Subcultures. Interview by Sandhya Narayanan

Ulla Berg on her new book, Mobile Selves: Race, Migration, and Belonging in Peru and the U.S.  Interview by Ilana Gershon

Susan Blum on her new book, “I Love Learning; I Hate School”: An Anthropology of College. Interview by Ilana Gershon

Sam Byrd on his new book, The Sounds of Latinidad: Immigrants Making Music and Culture in a Southern City. Interview by Ilana Gershon.


Francis Cody on his book, The Light of Knowledge: Literacy Activism and the Politics of Writing in South India. Interview by Rachel Howard.

James Costa on his new book, Revitalising Language in Provence: A Critical Approach. Interview by Sandhya Narayanan.


Sonia Das on her new book, Linguistic Rivalries: Tamil Migrants and Anglo-Franco Conflicts. Interview by Lia Siewert.

Erin Debenport on her new book, Fixing the Books: Secrecy, Literacy, and Perfectibility in Indigenous New Mexico. Interview by Shannon Ward

Brooke Erin Duffy on her new book, (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Media, and Aspirational Work. Interview by Ilana Gershon


Ilana Gershon on her new book, Down and Out in the New Economy: How People Find (or Don’t Find) Work Today. Interview by Matt Tomlinson

Perry Gilmore on her new book, Kisisi (Our Language): The Story of Colin and Sadiki. Interview by Alma Gottlieb.

Shane Greene on his new book, Punk and Revolution: Seven More Interpretations of Peruvian Reality. Interview by Orin Starn.


Courtney Handman on her book, Critical Christianity: Translation and Denominational Conflict in Papua New Guinea. Interview by Dan Jorgensen.


Graham Jones on his new book, Magic’s Reason: An Anthropology of Analogy. Interview by Dalila Ozier.

Ieva Jusionyte on her new book, Savage Frontier: Making News and Security on the Argentine Border. Interview by Ilana Gershon.


Webb Keane on his new book, Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories. Interview by Ilana Gershon

Elizabeth Keating on her new book, Words Matter: Communicating Effectively in the New Global Office PlaceInterview by Ilana Gershon


Susan Lepselter on her new book, The Resonance of Unseen Things: Poetics, Power, Captivity and UFOs in the American Uncanny. Interview by Micol Seigel.


Sylvia Martin on her new book, Haunted: An Ethnography of the Hollywood and Hong Kong Media Industries. Interview by Maria Nikolaeva Lechtarova

Birgit Meyer on her new book, Sensational Movies: Video, Vision, and Christianity. Interview by Yeon-Ju Bae

Roxana Moroşanu on her new book, An Ethnography of Household Energy Demand in the UK. Interview by Ilana Gershon

Keith Murphy on his new book, Swedish Design: An Ethnography. Interview by Ilana Gershon.


Constantine V. Nakassis on his new book, Doing Style: Youth and Mass Mediation in South India. Interview by Ilana Gershon

Chaim Noy on his new book, Thank You for Dying for Our Country: Commemorative Texts and Performances in Jerusalem. Interview by Lindsey Pullam.


Ben Peters on his new book, How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet. Interview by Ilana Gershon


Jennifer Roth-Gordon on her new book, Race and the Brazilian Body: Blackness, Whiteness and Everyday Language in Rio de Janeiro. Interview by Ilana Gershon


Shalini Shankar on her new book, Advertising Diversity: Ad Agencies and the Creation of Asian-American Consumers. Interview by Ilana Gershon.

Nina Sylvanus on her new book, Patterns in Circulation: Cloth, Gender, and Materiality in West Africa. Interview by Ilana Gershon.


Tony Webster on his new book, Intimate Grammars: An Ethnography of Navajo Poetry. Interview by Juan Luis Rodriquez

Quentin Williams on his new book, Remix Multilingualism: Hip-hop, Ethnography and Performing Marginalized Voices. Interview by Misa Clark.

Kit Woolard on her new book, Singular and Plural: Ideologies of Linguistic Authority in 21st Century Catalonia.  Interview by Ilana Gershon.


Lauren Zentz on her new book, Statehood, Scale and Hierarchy: History, Language and Identity in Indonesia. Interview by Zane Goebel.