Joan Vincent

Domaine de recherche


Pays de résidence

États-Unis d'Amérique


Professor Emeritus


Barnard College, Columbia University, New York

Adresse électronique


Department of Anthropology
Barnard College
Columbia University
456 Riverside Drive, 12E
New York, New York 10027 USA

Pays de spécialisation



Currently working on a publication on "war, famine, democracy,
development, and AIDS"; with field data from Rakai and Teso in Uganda.

1988 to the present, collaboration with George C. Bond on 'AIDS in



Editor. Reader's companion to The anthropology of politics.
Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, forthcoming 2004.

"Political anthropology", Routledge social science encyclopedia.
New York; London: Routledge, forthcoming 2004.

Editor. The anthropology of politics: a reader in ethnography, theory
and critique. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2002.

Co-editor with George C. Bond. AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean: case
studies of an epidemic. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1997.

Anthropology and politics: visions, traditions, and trends.
Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, c1990.

Teso in transformation: the political economy of peasant and class in
eastern Africa. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, c1982.

African elite: the big men of a small town. New York: Columbia
University Press, 1971.

Recent articles

"War in Uganda: north and south," Deadly developments: capitalism,
states and war. Ed. by S.P. Reyna and R.E. Downs. Amsterdam: Gordon
and Breach, c1999.

"On law and hegemonic moments," Contested states: law, hegemony, and
resistance. Ed. by Mindie Lazarus-Black and Susan F. Hirsch.
New York; London: Routledge, 1994. (Ch. 4)

"Sovereignty, legitimacy and power: the colonial state in early modern
Uganda," State formation and political legitimacy. 1988.


war ; famine ; democracy ; development ; AIDS ; political anthropology ; Caribbean