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dhr. dr. J. (Jarrett) Zigon


  • Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
    Programmagroep: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
  • Bezoekadres
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Amsterdam
    Kamernummer: B5.09
  • Postadres:
    Postbus  15509
    1001 NA  Amsterdam
  • J.Zigon@uva.nl

Jarrett Zigon (Ph.D. 2006, CUNY Graduate Center) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Amsterdam.  He has also been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, and a visiting scholar at Columbia University.

 

He was born in the United States but has lived in various parts of Europe since 2006.  He has conducted extensive field research in Russia, where he has spent a total of three years since 1995.  He has also done short-term research in the Netherlands, New York City, and Hawaii.  Jarrett Zigon received his PhD in Anthropology from the City University of New York Graduate Center in 2006, and his MA in Liberal Arts (with a focus on moral and political philosophy) from St. Johns College in 1998.   

 

His research interests include morality, subjectivity, social ontology, and political possibilities for being otherwise. These interests are taken up from the perspective of an anthropology strongly influenced by post-Heideggerian phenomenology and critical theory. He has completed two research projects in Russia: one on the relationship between experiential life-trajectories and moral conceptions, and a second on Russian Orthodox Church drug rehabilitation programs as spaces for moral training.  He is currently engaged in two long-term research projects: one on the political moralism of the human rights industry, and another on political activism by people who use drugs.  These two projects are funded by a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant and The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).   

 

Jarrett Zigon has published three books: Morality: An Anthropological Perspective (2008, Berg), Making the New Post-Soviet Person: Narratives of Moral Experience in Contemporary Moscow (2010, Brill), and HIV is God’s Blessing: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia (2011, University of California Press).  His articles can be found in American Ethnologist, Anthropological Theory, Ethnos, and Ethos among other journals. 

Links to Websites of Interest

Publications


Books

2008   Morality: An Anthropological Perspective . (Berg Publishers).

2010   Making the New Post-Soviet Person: Narratives of Moral Experience in Contemporary Moscow . (Brill Publishing).

2011  HIV is God's Blessing: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia . (University of California Press)  

Edited Volumes

2011  Multiple Moralities and Religion in Contemporary Russia . (Berghahn Press).

Chapters in Edited Volumes

2008  "Moral Responses to an HIV/AIDS Epidemic: A Comparison of Russian Orthodox Church, Secular NGO and Russian Government Discourse and Practice," in Health Capital and Sustainable Economic Development , Patricia Cholewka, ed., (CRC Press).

2008   "The Russian Orthodox Church and Harm Reduction," Effective and Conclusive Narcology in the Epoch of HIV , Media Press.

2008   "Aleksandra Vladimirovna: Moral Narratives of a Russian Orthodox Woman," in Religion, Morality, and Community in Post-Soviet Societies, Mark Steinberg and Catherine Wanner, eds., (Woodrow Wilson Center Press).

2009   "Life-History and Personal Experience: the moral conceptions of a Muscovite man," in The Anthropology of Moralities , Monica Heinz, ed., (Berghahn Press).

2011   "Multiple Moralities: discourses, practices, and breakdowns in post-Soviet Russia," in Multiple Moralities and Religion in Contemporary Russia , Jarrett Zigon, ed., (Berghahn Press).

Articles

2007   "Moral Breakdown and the Ethical Demand: A Theoretical Framework for an Anthropology of Moralities," in Anthropological Theory, vol.7, no.2 .

2009  "Developing the Moral Person: The Concepts of Human, Godmanhood, and Feelings in some Russian Articulations of Morality," in Anthropology of Consciousness, vol. 20, no. 1.

2009   "'Morality and Personal Experience: the moral conceptions of a Muscovite man," in Ethos, vol. 37, no. 1.

2009   "Morality Within a Range of Possibilities: A Dialogue with Joel Robbins," in Ethnos, vol. 74, no. 2.

2009   "Phenomenological Anthropology and Morality," in Ethnos, vol. 74, no. 2.

2009   "Morality and HIV/AIDS: A Comparison of Russian Orthodox Church and Secular NGO Approaches," in Religion, State & Society, no. 3 .

2009   "Hope Dies Last: two aspects of hope in contemporary Moscow," in Anthropological Theory, vol. 9, no. 3.

2010   "'Spreading Grace' in post-Soviet Russia," in Anthropology Today, vol. 26, no. 1.

2010   "Moral and Ethical Assemblages: a response to Fassin and Stoczkowski," in Anthropological Theory, vol. 10, no. 1.

2010   "A Disease of Frozen Feelings: Ethically working on emotional worlds in a Russian Orthodox Church drug rehabilitation program," in Medical Anthropology Quarterly, vol. 24, no.
2011   "Working on the Self in Russian Orthodox Church Drug Rehabilitation: A Moral and Ethical Assemblage," in Ethos, vol. 39, no. 1.

2015

2014

  • Zigon, J. (2014). Afterword: Some ontological thoughts on friendship. Suomen Antropologi, 39(1), 81. [details]
  • Zigon, J. (2014). An ethics of dwelling and a politics of world-building: a critical response to ordinary ethics. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 20(4), 746-764. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9655.12133 [details]
  • Zigon, J. (2014). Attunement and fidelity: two ontological conditions for morally being-in-the-world. Ethos, 42(1), 16-30. DOI: 10.1111/etho.12036 [details]
  • Zigon, J. (2014). Maintaining the "truth": performativity, human rights, and the limitations on politics. Theory & Event, 17(3). [details]
  • Zigon, J. (2014). Temporalization and ethical action. Journal of Religious Ethics, 42(3), 442-459. DOI: 10.1111/jore.12065 [details]
  • Zigon, J., & Throop, C. J. (2014). Moral experience: introduction. Ethos, 42(1), 1-15. DOI: 10.1111/etho.12035 [details]

2013

  • Zigon, J. (2013). Human rights as moral progress? A critique. Cultural Anthropology, 28(4), 716-736. DOI: 10.1111/cuan.12034 [details]
  • Zigon, J. (2013). On love: remaking moral subjectivity in postrehabilitation Russia. American Ethnologist, 40(1), 201-215. DOI: 10.1111/amet.12014 [details]
  • Zigon, J. (2013). Rights, responsibility and health services: human rights as an idiomatic language of power. In A. Mold, & D. Reubi (Eds.), Assembling health rights in global context: genealogies and anthropologies. (pp. 55-70). London: Routledge. [details]

2012

  • Zigon, J. (2012). Narratives. In D. Fassin (Ed.), A companion to moral anthropology. (pp. 204-220). (Blackwell companions to anthropology; No. 20). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. [details]

2011

  • Zigon, J. (2011). "HIV is God's blessing" : rehabilitating morality in neoliberal Russia. Berkeley [etc.]: University of California Press. [details]
  • Zigon, J. (2011). A moral and ethical assemblage in Russian Orthodox drug rehabilitation. Ethos, 39(1), 30-50. DOI: 10.1111/j.1548-1352.2010.01169.x [details]
  • Zigon, J. (2011). Multiple moralities: discourses, practices, and breakdowns in post-Soviet Russia. In J. Zigon (Ed.), Multiple moralities and religions in post-Soviet Russia. (pp. 3-15). New York: Berghahn. [details]

2010

  • Zigon, J. (2010). A disease of frozen feelings: ethically working on emotional worlds in a Russian Orthodox Church drug rehabilitation program. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 24(3), 326-343. DOI: 10.1111/j.1548-1387.2010.01107.x [details]
  • Zigon, J. (2010). Making the new post-Soviet person: moral experience in contemporary Moscow. (Russian history and culture; No. 5). Leiden: Brill. [details]
  • Zigon, J. (2010). Moral and ethical assemblages: a response to Fassin and Stoczkowski. Anthropological Theory, 10(1), 3-15. DOI: 10.1177/1463499610370520 [details]
  • Benovska-Sabkova, M., Köllner, T., Komáromi, T., Ładykowska, A., Tocheva, D., & Zigon, J. (2010). 'Spreading grace' in post-Soviet Russia. Anthropology Today, 26(1), 16-21. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8322.2010.00711.x [details]

2009

  • Zigon, J. (2009). Developing the moral person: the concepts of human, godmanhood, and feelings in some Russian articulations of morality. Anthropology of Consciousness, 20(1), 1-26. DOI: 10.1111/j.1556-3537.2009.01008.x [details]
  • Zigon, J. (2009). Hope dies last: two aspects of hope in contemporary Moscow. Anthropological Theory, 9(3), 253-271. DOI: 10.1177/1463499609346986 [details]
  • Zigon, J. (2009). Morality and HIV/AIDS: a comparison of Russian Orthodox Church and secular NGO approaches. Religion, State & Society, 37(3), 311-325. DOI: 10.1080/09637490903056591 [details]
  • Zigon, J. (2009). Morality and personal experience: the moral conceptions of a Muscovite man. Ethos, 37(1), 78-101. DOI: 10.1111/j.1548-1352.2009.01032.x [details]
  • Zigon, J. (2009). Phenomenological anthropology and morality. Ethnos, 74(2), 286-288. DOI: 10.1080/00141840902940518 [details]
  • Zigon, J. (2009). Within a range of possibilities: morality and ethics in social life. Ethnos, 74(2), 251-276. DOI: 10.1080/00141840902940492 [details]
  • Zigon, J. (2009). Life-history and personal experience: the moral conceptions of a Muscovite man. In M. Heinz (Ed.), The anthropology of moralities. (pp. 46-61). New York: Berghahn Press. [details]

2012

  • Zigon, J. (2012). Therapeutic Sovereignty [Review of: V.K. Nguyen (2010) The republic of therapy: triage and sovereignty in West Africa's time of AIDS]. Current Anthropology, 53(5), 668-669. DOI: 10.1086/667651 [details]
  • Zigon, J. (2012). [Review of: J.D. Faubion (2011) An anthropology of ethics]. Anthropos, 107(1), 248-249. [details]

2011

  • Zigon, J. (2011). On Love: remaking moral subjectivity in post-rehabilitation St. Petersburg. Paper presented at American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, . [details]

Prijs

  • Zigon, J. (2012): ERC starting grant.
  • Zigon, J. (2011): Vidi grant - NWO.

Wetenschappelijke positie

  • Zigon, J. (member) (2012): Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (External organisation).

Andere

  • Zigon, J. (organiser) (19-9-2014 - 21-9-2014): Care and (Inter)subjectivity conference, University of Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Zigon, J. (participant) & , (participant) (16-11-2012): American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Zigon, J. (participant) (16-11-2012): American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Zigon, J. (participant) (21-9-2012 - 22-9-2012): “Values, Virtues, Norms: Anthropological and Philosophical Perspectives”, University of Köln (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Zigon, J. (participant) & , (participant) (1-4-2011): The Society for Psychological Anthropology conference, Santa Monica, CA (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Zigon, J. (participant) (20-11-2011): American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).

Spreker

  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (13-4-2015): What is a situation?: the drug war, invited lecture at Department of Anthropology, UCLA, Los Angeles.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (16-7-2015): Ethics of Dwelling, Attunement, Politics of World-buidling, invited lecture at Department of Anthropology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (18-6-2015): What is a Situation? An Assemblic Ethnography of the Drug War, invited lecture at Department of Anthropology, Utrecht University, Utrecht.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (18-9-2015): Rethinking Responsibility: Attunement and a Politics of World-Building, Wenner Gren conference on Post-Politics: Rethinking Anthropology’s Conception of the Political for the 21st Century, University of California, San Diego.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (2-7-2015): What is a Situation? An Assemblic Ethnography of the Drug War, invited lecture at Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (24-6-2015): What is a Situation? The Drug War, Invited lecture at The Human Condition workshop, Institute for Advanced Study, Aarhus University, Aarhus.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (4-6-2015): A Politics of World-Building, invited lecture at "War of Worlds: Self and Society in Social Movements" Conference. University College London, London.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (26-6-2014): A Politics of World-Building, Attunement, and Possibilities of Becoming Otherwise., Futurities Conference, University of Leiden.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (4-6-2014): An Ethics of Dwelling: A Critical Response to Ordinary Ethics, Moral Engines Workshop, University of Aarhus.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (5-5-2014): Reconceiving Moral Concepts I: Attunement and Responsibility, Annual PhD Retreat, University of Copenhagen.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (8-5-2014): Reconceiving Moral Concepts II: Dwelling and Dignity, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (8-7-2014): An Ethics of Dwelling: A Critical Response to Ordinary Ethics, Department of Anthropology, University of Hamburg, Germany.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (9-4-2014): Worldly Attunement: Rethinking Responsibility in the Situation of the Drug War, Responsibility Workshop, Harvard University.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) & , (invited speaker) (16-11-2012): "Human Rights as a Concept of Power", American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (11-2-2012): "Moralities, Ethics, and Temporalities", Timing and Temporality: Perspectives from Language, Interaction, and Culture. Workshop at Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture, UCLA, Los Angeles.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (13-2-2012): "An Ethics of Love", Department of Anthropology, UCLA, Los Angeles.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (16-11-2012): Human Rights as a Concept of Power, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (1-4-2011): "Rethinking Moral Experience through Narrative and Charitable Understanding", The Society for Psychological Anthropology conference, Santa Monica, CA.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (17-2-2011): "Human Rights as a Disciplinary Regime of Power", Conference on the History of Health and Human Rights, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (20-10-2011): "An Anthropology of Moralities: Going Beyond Good and Evil", Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (28-2-2011): Disciplining Responsibility and a Normal Life in a Russian Orthodox Church Rehab Center, Department of Anthropology, Leiden University.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (28-3-2011): Human Rights, Agency, and the Disciplining of a Global Moral Discourse, Department of Anthropology, UCLA.
  • Zigon, J. (invited speaker) (4-4-2011): HIV is God’s Blessing: Heroin, Responsibility, and the Russian Orthodox Church, Department of Anthropology, University of California, San Diego.

Boekredactie

  • Zigon, J. (2011). Multiple moralities and religions in post-Soviet Russia. New York: Berghahn. [details]
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