Name and title:
Amiel Bize, Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Economic anthropology (value, capitalist margins, post-agrarian rural life, risk, gleaning)
Current research project:
I am working on a manuscript on post-agrarian rural economies in East Africa (“Risk, Rent, and Remainder”), beginning a project on index-based insurance and risk financing as development technologies, and exploring a tangential interest in practices of gleaning and ideas of remainder.
- Assistant Professor (Akademische Rätin), University of Bayreuth, 2019-2020
- Postdoctoral Researcher (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), University of Bayreuth, 2018-2019
- Research Fellow (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), University of Kassel, 2016-2018
- Ph.D., Anthropology, Columbia University, 2018
- B.A., Comparative literature, Columbia College, 2003
Last book read:
The “Poseidon’s Children” trilogy by Alastair Reynolds
In your own time/when not working:
I walk, I grow food, I hang out with a small human who is teaching me to play.
Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
Capitalist Debris, The Economics and Ethics of Leftovers
What most excites you about Cornell:
Contributing to a department that’s both intellectually exciting and grounded, and joining an institution with so many parts – I’m excited for the chance to learn from people in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences and the School of Industrial & Labor Relations and to collaborate across disciplines.