Rebecca Empson

In her latest book, Life in the Gap (UCL Press 2020), Rebecca Empson explores experiences of the fluctuating extractivist-based economy in Mongolia and its impact on ideas about democracy and forms of subjectivity, particularly among women. She has previously worked on issues to do with personhood, ownership, memory and material culture (see Harnessing Fortune, OUP 2011), and more recently on issues to do with the proliferation of temporary forms of possession and ownership in diverse areas in the global economy (see Cultural Anthropology 2019). She is currently cultivating and admiring the proliferation of forms of social connection in a time of social distancing in North West London, while on maternity leave with her three children. Rebecca M. Empson is Professor of Anthropology at UCL.