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Justin Haruyama

Justin Haruyama

UC Davis Sociocultural Anthropology PhD Program, with emphases in Critical Theory and African Studies


  1. BA, Philosophy and Global Development Studies, with Honors, University of Puget Sound


General Interests: anthropology of development, China-Africa relations, neoliberalism, post-development, Indian Ocean studies

Research: My research examines relations of conviviality and violence at Chinese owned and operated coal mining projects in southern Zambia. In particular I examine these contested social relations through the lens of practices of the body—including sex, food, medicine, and language—to ask how distinctions of race, class, gender, and ethnicity become made, unmade, and suspended through an economic activity famous for its unrestrainedly dirty and polluting nature.

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