Ann Laura Stoler

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Ann Laura Stoler is the Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies at the The New School for Social Research in New York City.[1] She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University. She is known in the field of affect and (post) colonial studies for her writings about the treatment of race and sexuality in the works of French philosopher Michel Foucault.[2]

Stoler has worked on issues of colonial governance, racial epistemologies, and the sexual politics of empire. Her regional focus has been Southeast Asia and in her recent work extends to Palestine and France. She was a visiting distinguished professor at the École des hautes études and at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and is a recipient of Fulbright, Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation and Social Science Research Council fellowships.[3]

Stoler is the Founding Director of the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry (ICSI) at The New School for Social Research and convenes the journal and seminar series Political Concepts, A Critical Lexicon.


  • Stoler, Ann L., Duress: Imperial Durabilities in Our Times (Durham: Duke University Press, 2016)
  • Stoler, Ann L., ed. Imperial Debris: On Ruin and Ruination (Durham: Duke University Press, 2013)
  • An Interview with Ann Laura Stoler by E. Valentine Daniel, Public Culture 24:3 (2012)
  • Stoler, Ann L., Along the archival grain epistemic anxieties and colonial common sense (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009)
  • Stoler, Ann L., Carole McGranahan, and Peter C. Perdue, Eds. Imperial formations (Santa Fe, N.M.: School for Advanced Research Press, 2007)
  • Stoler, Ann L., ed. Haunted by empire: geographies of intimacy in North American history (Durham: Duke University Press, 2006)
  • Stoler, Ann L., Carnal knowledge and imperial power: race and the intimate in colonial rule (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002)
  • Stoler, Ann L., Cooper, Frederick. Tensions of empire: colonial cultures in a bourgeois world (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997)
  • Stoler, Ann L., Race and the Education of Desire: Foucault's History of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things (Durham: Duke University Press, 1995)
  • Stoler, Ann L., Capitalism and confrontation in Sumatra's plantation belt, 1870-1979 (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1985)


  1. ^ "Ann Stoler". Archived from the original on November 26, 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Race and the Education of Desire". Duke University Press. October 29, 2012. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ [1] (PDF) Retrieved November 4, 2013.[dead link]