Mark Goodale

Mark Goodale is Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology and Director of the Laboratory of Cultural and Social Anthropology (LACS) at the University of Lausanne. Before moving to Switzerland in 2014, he held teaching positions at George Mason University, where he was Professor of Conflict Analysis and Anthropology, and Emory University, where he served as the first Marjorie Shostak Distinguished Lecturer in Anthropology. In addition to his new research focus on lithium industrialization, resource value chains, and green energy politics, he has a longstanding research and publication profile in the anthropologies of law, human rights, and social change. He is the author of four sole-authored volumes and the editor/coeditor of ten additional books and is the founding Series Editor of Stanford Studies in Human Rights, one of the leading collections in the field. His most recent book is A Revolution in Fragments: Traversing Scales of Justice, Ideology, and Practice in Bolivia (Duke University Press 2019). His research in Bolivia began in 1996 and has been supported over the years by the US National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the Organization of American States, and the Swiss National Science Foundation, among others.