Dr Erica Lagalisse

Dr Erica Lagalisse

Visiting Fellow

International Inequalities Institute

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Erica Michelle Lagalisse is a postdoctoral fellow at the London School of Economics (LSE) International Inequalities Institute, under the supervision of Dr. Beverley Skeggs, and with the support of a fellowship from the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Société et Culture.  She is engaged in multi-sited ethnographic research on the social dynamics surrounding “conspiracy theory” in social movement spaces.  The research seeks to contribute constructive pedagogy around “conspiracy theory” as both a theoretical object and practical political problematic.

Lagalisse’s doctoral thesis in Anthropology, “Good Politics”: Property, Intersectionality, and the Making of the Anarchist Self, explores anarchist networks that cross Québec, the United States and Mexico to examine contradictions within solidarity activism and settler ‘anarchoindigenism’. The work throws into relief the particular practices of university-educated Anglo-American leftists, and draws on anthropological, feminist and critical race theory to show how they have preempted the black feminist challenge of “intersectionality” by recuperating its praxis within the logic of neoliberal self-making projects and property relations.

Erica Lagalisse completed her PhD at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, during which time she held a visiting researcher appointment at the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropologia Social (CIESAS) in Oaxaca, Mexico, and a U.S.-Canada Fulbright Fellowship at the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as doctoral scholarships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Société et Culture.  Beyond her PhD dissertation, her best known academic work may be found in Signs – Journal of Women in Culture and Society, and Contesting Publics: Feminism, Activism, Ethnography, co-authored with Sally Cole, Lynne Phillips and Marie-Eve Carrier-Moisan at Pluto Press. Her forthcoming book, Occult Features of AnarchismWith Attention to the Conspiracy of Kings and the Conspiracy of the Peoples, will be released by PM Press in Fall 2018.

Selected publications

(full PDFs available for download on author’s website, http://www.lagalisse.net)

 

Lagalisse, Erica. (forthcoming) Occult Features of Anarchism – With Attention to the Conspiracy

of Kings and the Conspiracy of the Peoples. Oakland: PM Press

 

_______. (under review) “Occult Features of Anarchism” in Essays on Anarchism and Religion,

Vol II, Eds. Alexandre Christoyannopoulos and Matthew Adams. Stockholm: Stockholm University Press.

 

_______. 2016. “Good Politics”: Property, Intersectionality, and the Making of the Anarchist

Self. PhD dissertation, Department of Anthropology, McGill University, Montreal.

 

_______. 2016. Trauma, Politics and Recognition in North America (Ethnographies of

Feminism). Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association (AAA) annual meeting, Minneapolis, MA.

 

_______. 2015. Anarchism and Conspiracy Theories in North America (Or: The Conspiracy

Theory as Antidote to Foucault). Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association (AAA) annual meeting, Denver, CO.

 

_______. 2013. “Gossip as Direct Action” in Contesting Publics: Feminism, Activism,

Ethnography, Eds. Sally Cole and Lynne Phillips. London: Pluto.

 

Cole, Sally., Marie-Eve Carrier-Moisan, Erica Lagalisse, and Lynne Phillips. 2013. “A

Pedagogical Conversation: Public Scholars and Public Scholarship” in Contesting Publics: Feminism, Activism, Ethnography, Eds. Sally Cole and Lynne Phillips. London: Pluto.

 

Lagalisse, Erica. 2012. The Quebec Student Movement Boils Over. Radical Philosophy 174

(59).

 

_______. 2011. “Marginalizing Magdalena”: Intersections of Gender and the Secular in

Anarchoindigenist Solidarity Activism. Signs – Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Vol 36, No. 3. 

 

_______. 2011. Participación e influencias anarquistas en el movimiento “Occupy Wall

Street”.  Periodico del CNT (Confederación Nacional del Trabajo), nº 383,

noviembre.    

 

_______. 2010. The Limits of “Radical Democracy” A Gender Analysis of “Anarchist” Activist

Collectives in Montreal Alterités – Revue d’anthropologie du contemporain.Vol. 7, No.1