Gregory Feldman

Limited Term Assistant Professor
Harbour Centre 7272


Gregory Feldman is a political anthropologist interested in migration and globalization; political action versus technocratic governance; and critical perspectives on security and neoliberalism. His geographic focus is Europe with emphasis on its relations with countries in the Mediterranean Sea region.  Dr. Feldman’s forthcoming book is titled The Gray Zone: Sovereignty and Action among Undercover Police Investigators in a World of Migration (Stanford University Press 2018).  His previous book is titled We are All Migrants: Political Action and the Ubiquitous Condition of Migrant-hood (Stanford University Press 2015). His first book is titled The Migration Apparatus: Security, Labor, and Policymaking in the European Union (Stanford University Press 2012). His publications appear in American Ethnologist, Comparative Studies in Society and History, Anthropological Theory, and Social Anthropology among other journals. Dr. Feldman is the founder and President of the Vancouver Society for the Promotion of the Liberal Arts. He convenes the Hannah Arendt Reading Group in Vancouver, BC. He co-founded the Interest Group for the Anthropology of Public Policy (now the Association for the Anthropology of Policy). He also co-founded and is a steering committee member of the Network of Concerned Anthropologists.

In the fall 2017 Dr. Feldman is teaching “Critical Perspectives on Borders, Security, and Global Migration” and the graduate/undergraduate seminar “Politics and Action in the work of Hannah Arendt”.