Yuka Suzuki, Director

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Contact: ysuzuki@bard.edu, 845-758-7219
Office: Hopson 302
Program Affiliations: Africana Studies; Asian Studies; Environmental Urban Studies

Yuka Suzuki received her Bachelors in Anthropology and Africana Studies from Cornell University, and PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology from Yale University. Her research and teaching interests focus on the cultural politics of nature and environment; race; whiteness; postcolonial belonging; and human-nonhuman relations in Southern Africa. Professor Suzuki’s ethnographic monograph, The Nature of Whiteness: Race, Animals, and Nation in Zimbabwe, is forthcoming with the University of Washington Press. She has also contributed articles to the Journal of Agrarian Change, the edited volume Where the Wild Things Are Now: Domestication Reconsidered, and the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbook on Gender: Animals (forthcoming). Her research has been supported by the Social Science Research Council, Wenner-Gren Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Yale University Council on International and Area Studies, and University of Zimbabwe Centre for Applied Social Sciences. Professor Suzuki is additionally affiliated with the Environmental Studies, Africana Studies, and Asian Studies programs at Bard.


2007  "Putting the lion out at night: domestication and the taming of the wild."   Molly Mullin and Rebecca Cassidy (eds.), Where the Wild Things Are Now: Domestication Reconsidered.  Berg Press.

2001  "Drifting rhinos and fluid properties: the turn to wildlife production in western Zimbabwe."  Journal of Agrarian Change 1(4): 600-625.

2001  Zimbabwe: The Politics of Crisis and the Crisis of Politics (co-editor).  Yale University Council on African Studies.

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