A full list of published work can be found at my ResearchGate site.


2022    “TBD,” Afterword to “Dark Ethnography? Encountering the ‘Uncomfortable’ Other in Anthropological Research,” special issue of Zeitschrift für Ethnologie, Vol. 147, No. 3.

2021    “TBD,” in symposium entitled “The Anthropology of International Law” (Annelise Riles and Galit Sarfaty, guest eds.), American Journal of International Law Unbound, Vol. 116, No. 2.

2021    “TBD,” in special issue entitled “Ethnography, Politics, Commitment: Engaging with the Work of Laura Nader,” Public Anthropologist, Vol. 3, No. 2.

2021    “Sally Engle Merry (1944-2020),” American Anthropologist, Vol. 123, No. 2.

2021    “Dios, Patria, Hogar: Revelando el lado oscuro de nuestra virtud antropológica,” Población & Sociedad, Vol. 28, No. 1.

2021    “A World of Many (Juridical) Worlds: Indigenous Legality, Counter-Hegemony, Legibility,” Introduction to “Law in Vernacular Spaces: Indigenous Encounters, Contestations and Responses,” special issue of Droit et Société, No. 106.


2021    “Sally Engle Merry: Shaping the Anthropology of Law,” Journal of Legal Pluralism, Vol. 53, No. 1.

2020    “God, Fatherland, Home: Revealing the Dark Side of Our Anthropological Virtue,” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Vol. 26, No. 2.

2020    “Lithium Industrialization in Bolivia after the Coup,” Duke University Press Blog (November 16),

2020    “What Would Sally Do?Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR), “Remember Sally Engle Merry,”

2020    “The UN at 75: Human Rights and Global Pandemic,” Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, Vol. 38, No. 3.

2020    “Recontextualizing Justice Through Affect, History, and Biopolitics,” Opinio Juris, (May 26).

2020    Comment on Carol A. Kidron’s “The ‘Perfect Failure’ of Communal Genocide Commemoration in Cambodia: Productive Friction or ‘Bone Business’?,” Current Anthropology, Vol. 61, No. 4.

2020    “Rethinking Justice After the Crime of Crimes,” Inference, Vol. 5, Issue 3.

2020    “Liminality and Human Rights,” Inference, Vol. 4, Issue 2.

2018    “法律中的生命:劳拉·纳德和法律人类学的未来,” Legal Anthropology Review (Beijing), No. 5, 1-9 (Chinese translation of “A Life in the Law: Laura Nader and the Future of Legal Anthropology”).

2018    “The Legibility of Fausto Reinaga,” The Paris Review (December),

2018    “Human Rights: Back to the Future,” UNESCO Courier, Vol. 4, October-  December, 6-10 (translated into Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese).

2018    “The Picture of Human Rights,” Irish Studies in International Affairs (Published by the Royal Irish Academy), Vol. 29, 199-204.

2018    “What Are Human Rights Good For?,” Boston Review (July),

2018    “The Myth of Universality: The UNESCO ‘Philosophers’ Committee’ and the Making of Human Rights,” Law & Social Inquiry, Vol. 43, No. 3, 596-617.

2018    Comment on Kristin Skrabut’s “Residency Counts and Housing Rights: Conflicting Enactments of Property in Lima’s Central Margins,” Current Anthropology, Vol. 59, No. 2.

2017    “The Anthropology of Law for a Post-Utopian World,” Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR), “Emergent Conversations” series,   

2017    “UNESCO and the UN Rights of Man Declaration: History, Historiography, Ideology,” Humanity, Vol. 8, No. 1, 29-47.

2016    “Dark Matter: Toward a Political Economy of Indigenous Rights and Aspirational Politics,” Critique of Anthropology, Vol. 36, No. 4, 439-457.

2016    “Human Values and Moral Exclusion,” Ethics & Global Politics, Vol. 9, No. 1.

2015    Comment on Sally Engle Merry and Summer Wood’s “Indicators and the Problem of Translation: Measuring Child Rights in Tanzania,” Current             Anthropology, Vol. 56, No. 2.

2011    “Olivia Harris (1948-2009),” American Anthropologist, Vol. 113, No. 2, 376-378.

2010    Comment on Special Issue of Current Anthropology, “Engaged Anthropology: Diversity and Dilemmas,” edited by Setha M. Low and Sally Engle Merry, Vol. 51, No. S2, S214-S215.

2010    Comment on Daniel Goldstein’s “Toward a Critical Anthropology of Security,” Current Anthropology, Vol. 51, No. 4, 505-506.

2010    “Mark Goodale and Alison Brysk—A Debate,” Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR), Vol. 33, No. 1a, 155-160.

2006    “Reclaiming Modernity: Indigenous Cosmopolitanism and the Coming of the Second Revolution in Bolivia,” American Ethnologist, Vol. 33, No. 4, 634-649.

2006    “Toward a Critical Anthropology of Human Rights,” Current Anthropology, Vol. 47, No. 3, 485-511.

2006    “Anthropology and Human Rights in a New Key,” American Anthropologist (“In Focus,” M. Goodale, guest editor), Vol. 108, No. 1, 1-8.

2006    “Ethical Theory as Social Practice,” American Anthropologist, Vol. 108, No. 1, 25-37.

2006    “Traduire la paix et la violence: L’anthropologie entre la critique et l’engagement,” Anthropologie et Sociétés, Vol. 30, No. 1, 169-178.

2006    “Anthropology between Reason and Intuition,” (guest editor’s conclusion to 4-part special series), Anthropology News, Vol. 47, No. 7.

2006    “Anthropology and the Philosophy of Human Rights,” Anthropology News, Vol. 47, No. 5.

2006    “Anthropology and Human Rights—An Open Exchange” (guest editor’s introduction to 4-part special series), Anthropology News, Vol. 47, No. 4.

2005    “Traversing Boundaries: New Anthropologies of Law,” American Anthropologist, Vol. 107, No. 3, 505-508 (review essay).

2005    “A Life in the Law: Laura Nader and the Future of Legal Anthropology,” Law & Society Review, Vol. 39, No. 4, 975-985.

2005    “Empires of Law: Discipline and Resistance within the Transnational System,” Social & Legal Studies, Vol. 14, No. 4, 553-583.

2002    “Legal Ethnohistory in Rural Bolivia: Documentary Culture and Social History in the norte de Potosí,” Ethnohistory, Vol. 49, No. 3, 583-609, special South America issue.

2002    “The Globalization of Sympathetic Law and its Consequences,” Law & Social Inquiry, Vol. 27, No. 3, 401-415.

2002    “Customary Law,” “Moots,” and “Romania” entries in the encyclopedia Legal Systems of the World: A Political, Social, and Cultural Encyclopedia, ABC-CLIO Press (Herbert Kritzer, general editor).

2001    “A Comparative Study of Land Tenure, Property Boundaries, and Dispute Resolution: Case Studies from Bolivia and Norway” (with Per Kåre Sky), Journal of Rural Studies, Vol. 17, No. 2, 183-200.

1999    “Indigenous Legality in the Bolivian Andes,” funded National Science Foundation proposal (1998-1999), Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR), Vol. 22, No. 2, 139-150.

1998    “Music and Musical Analyses in Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus,” COMPAR(A)ISON: The International Journal of Comparative Literature, Vol. 7, 1, 25-34.

1998    “Literate Legality and Oral Legality Reconsidered,” Current Legal Theory, Vol. 16, No. 1, 3-21.

1998    “Leopold Pospisil: A Critical Reappraisal,” Journal of Legal Pluralism, Vol. 40, No. 1, 123-149.