Ann Laura Stoler

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Ann Laura Stoler is 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 colonial studies for her writings about the treatment of race 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. On her New School website she has listed colonial cultures, critical race theory, gender studies, political economy, and historical methodologies as current interests. She was a visiting distinguished professor at the École des hautes études and at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and is 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.


  • Stoler, Ann L, ed. Imperial Debris: On Ruin and Ruination (Durham: Duke University Press, 2013)
  • 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)