Carole McGranahan

University of Colorado

I am an anthropologist and historian specializing in contemporary Tibet and the USA. My research focuses on issues of colonialism and empire, history and memory, power and politics, refugees and citizenship, nationalism, senses of belonging, gender, war, and anthropology as theoretical storytelling. My longstanding interest in culture, history and the politics of truth in relation to the CIA, Tibet, and the PRC has recently developed into an ongoing project on “the anthropology of lying” in relation to Trump, racism, aspirational truths, and histories of the U.S. present.

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