Kathy Powell

Lecturer Bar/College Lecturer

Contact Details

Lecturer>Bar/College Lecturer
Dept. of Pol. Science & Soc.
Room 207, Block T
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 3804
E: kathy.powell@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Research Interests

My research interests are in political anthropology, and relate to socio-economic change, political culture and political practices in rural communities in western Mexico during the neoliberal period, with a focus on hegemonic processes, political rationality and relations of power, forms of violence, social and political inequalities and identity. I pay particular attention to interrelations between the practices and discourses of clientelist politics, corruption, and everyday forms of violence in Mexico, and the tensions between these and the practices and discourses of liberal democracy which constitute Mexican political rationality. My research interests have also included political ideology, political identity and ‘informality’ in contemporary Cuba.

The intellectual aims of my research are to deepen the understanding of contextually specific social and political realities, and to contribute to more broadly applicable theoretical development.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2011) '“Commentary on Donna Chollett’s renegotiating gender and class in the berry fields of Michoacán, Mexico”'
Powell, K. (2011) '“Commentary on Donna Chollett’s renegotiating gender and class in the berry fields of Michoacán, Mexico”'. Dialectical Anthropology, 35 (2) [Details]
(2009) 'Neoliberalism: uneven geographies of class power'
Powell, K. (2009) 'Neoliberalism: uneven geographies of class power'. Journal of Power, 2 (2) [Details]
(2008) 'Flexible Political Rationality: global markets, graduated sovereignty and ethical regimes in Aihwa Ong’s Neoliberalism as Exception'
Powell, K. (2008) 'Flexible Political Rationality: global markets, graduated sovereignty and ethical regimes in Aihwa Ong’s Neoliberalism as Exception'. Dialectic Anthropology, 31 [Details]
(2008) 'What’s changed (since 1975?)'
Powell, K. (2008) 'What’s changed (since 1975?)'. Dialectical Anthropology, 31 [Details]
(2008) 'Neoliberalism, the special period and solidarity in Cuba'
Powell, K (2008) 'Neoliberalism, the special period and solidarity in Cuba'. Critique Of Anthropology, 28 :177-197 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) 'San Sebastián: the social and political effects of sugar mill closure in Mexico'
Powell, K. (2007) 'San Sebastián: the social and political effects of sugar mill closure in Mexico'. New Solutions, 17 (1) [Details]
(2006) 'Book Review: Power, Community and the State: the political anthropology of organisation in Mexico. Monique Nuijten'
Powell, K. (2006) 'Book Review: Power, Community and the State: the political anthropology of organisation in Mexico. Monique Nuijten'. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 12 (3) [Details]
(2004) 'Mexican campesinos, the neoliberal state and contesting interpretations of social justice: political implications'
Powell, K. (2004) 'Mexican campesinos, the neoliberal state and contesting interpretations of social justice: political implications'. Irish Journal of Anthropology, 7 :37-52 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2012) '“Political practice, everyday political violence and electoral processes during the neoliberal period in Mexico”'
Powell, K. (2012) '“Political practice, everyday political violence and electoral processes during the neoliberal period in Mexico”' In: in Wil Pansters, ed., Violence, Coercion and State-making in Twentieth Century Mexico, in press, Stanford Univeristy Press, 2012. [Details]
(2012) 'The Mexican Revolution 100 Years On: Is It Over?'
Bill Richardson and Lorraine Kelly (2012) 'The Mexican Revolution 100 Years On: Is It Over?' In: Power, Place and Representation. Bern: Peter Lang. [Details]
(2002) 'Globalizacao e Ajuste Estructural: impactos socio-economicos'
Powell, K. (2002) 'Globalizacao e Ajuste Estructural: impactos socio-economicos' In: Paulo Ortiz de Aragao and Pandeli Michel Glavanis Joaa Pessoa: Editoria Universitaria UFPB. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2006) Power, community and the state: the political anthropology of organisation in Mexico.
Powell, K (2006) Power, community and the state: the political anthropology of organisation in Mexico. Book Review [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2013) “Boundaries of democracy in Mexico: the ‘dull maximums and infernal minimums’ of political futurity” at the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnographic Sciences (IUAES) Conference, Manchester University.
Kathy Powell (2013) “Boundaries of democracy in Mexico: the ‘dull maximums and infernal minimums’ of political futurity” at the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnographic Sciences (IUAES) Conference, Manchester University. Conference Paper [Details]
(2013) “Mobile Labour and Violence”, for the Inaugural Conference of the Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class (ICHLC), NUI Galway.
Kathy Powell (2013) “Mobile Labour and Violence”, for the Inaugural Conference of the Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class (ICHLC), NUI Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) Entrenching Social Boundaries: Paper presented at the 111th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 14th-18th, 2012: Borders and Crossings.
Kathy Powell (2012) Entrenching Social Boundaries: Paper presented at the 111th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 14th-18th, 2012: Borders and Crossings. Conference Paper [Details]

Discussion

  Year Publication
(2013) Discussant for panel “Capitalism and Global Anthropology: Marxism Resurgent” at the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnographic Sciences (IUAES) Conference, Manchester University.
Kathy Powell (2013) Discussant for panel “Capitalism and Global Anthropology: Marxism Resurgent” at the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnographic Sciences (IUAES) Conference, Manchester University. Discussion [Details]

Invited Seminars

  Year Publication
(2014) “La migración y la violencia: relaciones contemporáneous” at the Seminario Permanente de Pensamiento Antropológico, Centro de Estudios Antropológicos, El Colegio de Michoacán, Zamora, Michoacán, Mexico.
Kathy Powell (2014) “La migración y la violencia: relaciones contemporáneous” at the Seminario Permanente de Pensamiento Antropológico, Centro de Estudios Antropológicos, El Colegio de Michoacán, Zamora, Michoacán, Mexico. Invited Seminars [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
(2011) “Why do people not revolt?” for Beyond the crisis: global justice, equality, social movements: . a workshop for activists and researchers organised by NUI Maynooth and DCU, Seomra Spraoi Social Centre, Dublin.
Powell, K. (2011) “Why do people not revolt?” for Beyond the crisis: global justice, equality, social movements: . a workshop for activists and researchers organised by NUI Maynooth and DCU, Seomra Spraoi Social Centre, Dublin. Workshops [Details]
(2011) “Debt burdens, disciplining class, crises in historical political parties: Mexico and Ireland”. SUNTA/AES Spring Conference, “New Forms of Difference / New Forms of Connection”, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Powell, K. (2011) “Debt burdens, disciplining class, crises in historical political parties: Mexico and Ireland”. SUNTA/AES Spring Conference, “New Forms of Difference / New Forms of Connection”, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Workshops [Details]
(2009) The Canadian Anthropology Society/ Society for the Anthropology of North America / American Ethnological Society (CASCA / SANA / AES) Conference“Re-thinking ‘transition’: resistance, accommodation and implications for solidarity in Cuba”.
Powell, K. (2009) The Canadian Anthropology Society/ Society for the Anthropology of North America / American Ethnological Society (CASCA / SANA / AES) Conference“Re-thinking ‘transition’: resistance, accommodation and implications for solidarity in Cuba”. Vancouver: Workshops [Details]
(2009) Guevaran moralism and political praxis. Irish Film Institute, panel discussion on the legacy of Che Guevara.
Powell, K. (2009) Guevaran moralism and political praxis. Irish Film Institute, panel discussion on the legacy of Che Guevara. Dublin: Workshops [Details]
(2008) Corruption and Class. American Ethnological Society / Society for the Anthropology of North America (AES/SANA) Conference.
Powell, K. (2008) Corruption and Class. American Ethnological Society / Society for the Anthropology of North America (AES/SANA) Conference. Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina: Workshops [Details]
(2008) Corruption and Class in Mexico. Mexico Workshop.
Powell, K. (2008) Corruption and Class in Mexico. Mexico Workshop. Department of Anthropology, NUI Maynooth: Workshops [Details]
(2007) Political practice, political violence and electoral processes in Mexico during the neoliberal period. Violence, Insecurity and the State in Post-revolutionary Mexico.
Powell, K. (2007) Political practice, political violence and electoral processes in Mexico during the neoliberal period. Violence, Insecurity and the State in Post-revolutionary Mexico. Department of Anthropology, University of Utrecht: Workshops [Details]
(2007) Thinking with Gramsci: hegemonic projects and political culture during the neoliberal period in Mexico. Gramsci Commemoration Workshop.
Powell, K. (2007) Thinking with Gramsci: hegemonic projects and political culture during the neoliberal period in Mexico. Gramsci Commemoration Workshop. School of Political Science & Sociology, NUIG: Workshops [Details]
(2007) Political practice, political violence and the Mexican presidential elections. Latin American Studies Association (LASA) International Congress.
Powell, K. (2007) Political practice, political violence and the Mexican presidential elections. Latin American Studies Association (LASA) International Congress. Montreal: Workshops [Details]
(2006) San Sebastián: the social and political effects of sugar mill closure in Mexico. Latin American Studies Association (LASA) International Congress.
Powell, K. (2006) San Sebastián: the social and political effects of sugar mill closure in Mexico. Latin American Studies Association (LASA) International Congress. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Workshops [Details]
(2006) San Sebastián: los efectos socio-económicos y políticos del cierre de un ingenio azucarero. Centro de Estudios Antropológicos, El Colegio de Michoacán, Zamora, seminar.
Powell, K. (2006) San Sebastián: los efectos socio-económicos y políticos del cierre de un ingenio azucarero. Centro de Estudios Antropológicos, El Colegio de Michoacán, Zamora, seminar. Centro de Estudios Antropológicos, El Colegio de Michoacán, Zamora: Workshops [Details]
(2005) Micro and Small Enterprises in Egypt: constraints and possibilities. Economic Research Forum Annual Conference.
Powell, K. (2005) Micro and Small Enterprises in Egypt: constraints and possibilities. Economic Research Forum Annual Conference. University of Cairo: Workshops [Details]
(2005) State power and inequalities in Mexico and Cuba: responses and challenges. The Canadian Anthropology Society/ Society for the Anthropology of North America / Facultdad de Ciencias Antropológicas, Universidad Autonóma de Yucatan (CASCA / SANA / UADY) Conference.
Powell, K. (2005) State power and inequalities in Mexico and Cuba: responses and challenges. The Canadian Anthropology Society/ Society for the Anthropology of North America / Facultdad de Ciencias Antropológicas, Universidad Autonóma de Yucatan (CASCA / SANA / UADY) Conference. Mérida: Workshops [Details]
(2004) Mexican campesinos, neoliberalism and the 'post-ideology' debate.
Powell, K. (2004) Mexican campesinos, neoliberalism and the 'post-ideology' debate. Department of Anthropology, NUI Maynooth: Workshops [Details]
(2004) Mexican and Cuban Agricultural Policies: political implications for small producers. Latin American Studies Association (LASA) International Congress.
Powell, K. (2004) Mexican and Cuban Agricultural Policies: political implications for small producers. Latin American Studies Association (LASA) International Congress. Las Vegas: Workshops [Details]
(2004) Mexican campesinos, the neoliberal state and contesting interpretations of social justice. London School of Economics Anthropology Graduate seminar.
Powell, K. (2004) Mexican campesinos, the neoliberal state and contesting interpretations of social justice. London School of Economics Anthropology Graduate seminar. Workshops [Details]
(2003) The Special Period in Cuba: implications for political identity. Conference on Latin American Identities.
Powell, K. (2003) The Special Period in Cuba: implications for political identity. Conference on Latin American Identities. Department of Spanish, NUI Galway: Workshops [Details]
(2003) Mexican cane producers, neoliberalism and double standards. Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS) Annual Conference.
Powell, K. (2003) Mexican cane producers, neoliberalism and double standards. Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS) Annual Conference. Manchester University: Workshops [Details]