Laura Nader

Job title: 
Professor
Department: 
Department of Anthropology
Bio/CV: 

Nader's current work focuses on how central dogmas are made and how they work in law, energy science, and anthropology. Harmony, Ideology_Injustice and Control in a Mountain Zapotec Village (1990) and The Life of the Law: Anthropological Projects (2002) indicate a wide range of interests in law that has moved from village sites into national and international arenas. Energy Choices in a Democratic Society (1980) is the initial work that has continued on in the area of energy and resources culminating in Naked Science_Anthropological Inquiry into Boundaries, Power, and Knowledge (1996). This work reflects a theoretical perspective that crosses disciplinary boundaries. Essays in Controlling Processees (1994, 1996, 2002) is ongoing work that attempts to synthesize contemporary work on power and control. Nader is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1995 the Law and Society Association awarded her the Kalven Prize for distinguished research on law and society.

Research interests: 

Cultural anthropology, comparative methods, law, dispute resolution, controlling processes, kinship, religion, professional mind-sets, Middle East, Mexico, and U.S.

Publications

Laura Nader; Roberto J. González
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article, 2007