Jeffrey Juris

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Associate Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

Phone: 617-373-3857
Office: 215N Renaissance Park
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Areas of Research/Interest:

• Globalization
• Social movements
• New media
• Youth cultures
• Violence
• Spain
• Mexico

Jeffrey S. Juris is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of Networking Futures: the Movements against Corporate Globalization (Duke University Press, 2008), Global Democracy and the World Social Forums (co-author, Paradigm Press, 2008), and numerous articles on social movements, transnational networks, new media, and political protest in Spain/Catalonia, Mexico, and the U.S. He is also a co-editor of Insurgent Encounters: Transnational Activism, Ethnography, and the Political (Duke University Press, 2013), and has published on Occupy Boston, including a widely read piece in American Ethnologist called “Reflections on #Occupy Everywhere: Social Media, Public Space, and Emerging Logics of Aggregation.” He is currently writing a book regarding media and autonomy based on fifteen months of ethnographic research about “free” or pirate radio activism in Mexico City and beyond.

Selected Publications

Juris, Jeffrey S., Erica G. Bushell, Meghan Doran, J. Mathew Judge, Amy Lubitow, Bryan MacCormack, and Christopher Prener. 2014. Movement Building and the United States Social Forum, Social Movement Studies 13(3): 328-348.

Juris, Jeffrey S. and Alex Khasnabish, eds. 2013. Insurgent Encounters: Transnational, Activism, Ethnography, and the Political. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.

Juris, Jeffrey S. 2012. Reflections on #Occupy Everywhere: Social Media, Public Space, and Emerging Logics of Aggregation, American Ethnologist 39 (2): 259-279

(The most-downloaded article in American Ethnologist in 2012, and the second-most-downloaded article in the entire Anthrosource database in 2012).

Juris, Jeffrey S., Michelle Ronayne, Firuzeh Shokooh-Valle, and Robert Wengronowitz. 2012. Negotiating Power and Difference within the 99%, Social Movement Studies 11 (3-4):434-440.

Feixa, Carles, Inés Pereira, and Jeffrey S. Juris. 2009. Global Citizenship and the ‘New, New’ Social Movements: Iberian Connections, Young 17(4): 421-442.

Juris, Jeffrey S. and Geoffrey H. Pleyers. 2009. Alter-Activism: Emerging Cultures of Participation among Young Global Justice Activists, The Journal of Youth Studies 12(1):51-75.

Juris, Jeffrey S. 2008. Networking Futures: the Movements against Corporate Globalization. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.

Smith, Jackie; Marina Karides; Marc Becker; Dorval Brunelle; Christopher Chase-Dunn Donatella della Porta; Rosalba Icaza; Jeffrey Juris; Lorenzo Mosca; Ellen Reese; Peter (Jay) Smith; and Rolando Vasquez. 2008. Global Democracy and the World Social Forums. Boulder, Colo.: Paradigm Press (Second Edition Published in 2014).

Juris, Jeffrey S. 2008. Spaces of Intentionality: Race, Class, and Horizontality at the United States Social Forum, Mobilization 13(4): 353-372.

Juris, Jeffrey S. 2008. Performing Politics: Image, Embodiment, and Affective Solidarity during anti-Corporate Globalization Protests, Ethnography 9(1): 61-97.

 Juris, Jeffrey S., Giuseppe Caruso, and Lorenzo Mosca. 2008. Freeing Software and Opening Space: Social Forums and the Cultural Politics of Technology, Societies without Borders 3(1): 96-117.

Juris, Jeffrey S. 2005. Violence Performed and Imagined: Militant Action, the Black Bloc, and the Mass Media in Genoa, Critique of Anthropology 25(4): 413-432.

Juris, Jeffrey S. 2005. The New Digital Media and Activist Networking within Anti-Corporate Globalization Movements, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 597: 189-208.

External Affiliations:

  • Editorial Board of American Ethnologist
  • Editorial Board of Social Movement Studies
  • Editorial Board of The Journal of Resistance Studies
  • American Anthropological Association (American Ethnological Society, Society for Cultural Anthropology, SUNTA, and Polar sections)
  • Sociologists without Borders
  • Global Studies Association

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • ANTH 2305 Global Markets, Local Cultures
  • ANTH 4500 Latin American Society and Development
  • ANTH 3418 Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics
  • HONR 3310-05 From the Wobblies to Occupy: The Culture, Politics, and Representation of Popular Struggle

Graduate Courses Taught

  • SOCL 7254 Social Movements
  • SOCl 7256 Globalization and Resistance