“We Are All Security Now”: Thoughts on a Critical Anthropology of Security

Lecture within the series "Marburg AnthroLab" organized by the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology. The series offers a venue for sharing information about current projects, field experiences, and research findings with colleagues, students, and the general public and is designed to be a laboratory for the exchange of creative, innovative, but also critical ideas and a space for lively discussions.


10. Juni 2021 18:15 – 10. Juni 2021 19:45

TBA on uni-marburg.de/de/fb03/ksa

This talk engages a case of security-making and security practice from the indigenous highlands of north-western Guatemala. Tracing connections between paramilitaries formed during the civil war in Guatemala and the current security committees active in a Mam-Maya municipality, I discuss how security is now deeply imbricated in everyday life from politics and generational relationships to households and gender dynamics.


Dr. Jennifer Burrell
Department of Anthropology
University at Albany


Philipps-Universität Marburg
Institut für Sozialanthropologie und Religionswissenschaft
Fach Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie
Deutschhausstr. 3
35037 Marburg