Jeffrey S. Juris is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology. His research and teaching interests include globalization, social movements, new digital media, autonomy, violence, and youth cultures, with a geographic focus on Spain and Mexico. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2004, and has held post-doctoral research fellowships at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and the Institute for Social Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Juris is a co-author of Global Democracy and the World Social Forums (Paradigm Press, 2008). His latest book, Networking Futures: the Movements against Corporate Globalization (Duke University Press, 2008), explores the cultural logic and politics of transnational networking among anti-corporate globalization activists in Barcelona, including their participation in mass actions and transnational networks such as Peoples Global Action and the World Social Forum. Articles on this topic and the relationship between new digital media and grassroots social movements have also appeared in journals such as Ethnography, Critique of Anthropology, Mobilization, and the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, as well as high profile edited volumes, including The Anthropology of Globalization, second edition (Inda and Rosaldo, eds., Blackwell, 2008).
Currently, Juris is co-editing a major volume on ethnography and transnational social movements (under contract with Duke University Press) and is also writing new book and article manuscripts based on a year of ethnographic fieldwork in Mexico City, where he studied the links between globalization, grassroots media activism, and autonomy. He also continues to be actively involved in ongoing collaborative research on the World and U.S. Social Forum processes. In addition, Juris serves on the Editorial Boards of Social Movement Studies and Resistance Studies Magazine and he is a member of various activist research networks, including Sociologists without Borders and the North America Chapter of the Network Institute on Global Democratization. For more about Juris’ book Networking Futures: the Movements against Corporate Globalization please visit: http://www.networkingfutures.com