Tali Ziv

Bio

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.

Research Interests

My research interests revolve principally around issues of social suffering, violence, space and citizenship in urban areas. I am interested specifically in studies of urban marginality, race and subjectivity. I am also committed to critical studies of methodology, subjectivity, health, queer anthropology, as well as to the literary integrity of ethnographic writing.Geographic areas of interest: US inner-city; Latin America and the Caribbean

Graduate Status