Tali Ziv

Research Interests:

My political and intellectual commitments are closely aligned and center on social suffering, racial justice, intimate struggle and the pursuit of self in the social world. I interrogate the interface between governmentality, racial formations and the subject. I work in post-industrial US cities and explore how racialized political-economic arrangements -- those both historical and contemporary -- interact iteratively with subjectivity, affect, space and the intimate world of the subject. Consequently, I'm also committed to engaging with mental health discourse around anxiety, paranoia, trauma and depression. I am invested in critical studies of methodology/modality, subjectivity, mental health, queer anthropology, as well as to the literary integrity of ethnographic writing.