First keynote lecture (May 17, 2022, 12,00am, Aula Prodi):


Mark Maguire (and Setha M. Low):

Defund Security: Counterterrorism and Security Capitalism


Mark Maguire is Dean of Maynooth University Faculty of Social Sciences. He is former Head of Maynooth's Department of Anthropology, and he twice held visiting professorships in Stanford University. Mark edited several collections on security, most recently Spaces of Security: ethnographies of security-scapes, surveillance, and control with Setha M. Low. He is author with David A. Westbrook of Getting Through Security: Counterterrorism, Bureaucracy, and a Sense of the Modern (2020). His new book with Setha M. Low is Defund Security: essays on security capitalism and societal change will be published by Stanford University Press in late 2022.
This lecture is coauthored with Setha M. Low, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Psychology, Anthropology, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Women’s Studies, the Graduate Center, City University of New York.


Second keynote lecture (May 19, 2022, 02.40pm, Aula Prodi):

Dennis Rodgers:

Delinquent ethnography? 25 years of gang research in Nicaragua and elsewhere


Dennis Rodgers is a Research Professor in Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to joining the Geneva Graduate Institute in 2018, Dennis Rodgers held appointments at the Universities of Amsterdam, Glasgow, Manchester, and the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research focuses principally on the dynamics of conflict and violence in cities, with tangents on the historiography of urban theory and popular representations of development. In 2018, he was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for a project on “Gangs, Gangsters, and Ganglands: Towards a Comparative Global Ethnography” (GANGS), which aims to compare gang dynamics in Nicaragua, South Africa and France. He previously held appointments at the Universities of Amsterdam, Glasgow, Manchester, and the London School of Economics.