Anna Fournier

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Dr. Anna Fournier

Associate Professor
Office: 436 Fletcher Argue
Phone: (204) 474-7649

PhD (Johns Hopkins University)
BA Honours (McGill University)


Dr. Fournier

Recent Courses:

  • ANTH 1220 - Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 2000 - Culture, Society, and Power
  • ANTH 2300 - Anthropology of Childhood and Youth
  • ANTH 2530 - Anthropology of Political Systems
  • ANTH 3320 - Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • ANTH 7040 - Ethnography of Power Systems
  • ANTH 7900 - Anthropology of Violence

Areas of Specialization:

Political anthropology, human rights, social movements, youth and politics, collective violence and crime, educational practice, research methods, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

Current Research:

My ethnographic research deals with the ways in which young people fashion themselves as political and moral subjects under conditions of rapid social change.  My first book examined these dynamics in the transition from socialism to capitalism in post-Soviet Ukraine, and my current project deals with the transition to socialism in Venezuela.  Funded by a multi-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant (SSHRC IDG), the Caracas-based project tracks young people’s creative engagement with politics through both formal politics and street action in times of crisis. 


Recent Publications:


  • Fournier, Anna.  Vulnerable Vanguard: Youth and Crisis Politics in Venezuela.
    (manuscript in preparation)

  • Fournier, Anna. 2012. Forging Rights in a New Democracy: Ukrainian Students Between Freedom and Justice.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

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