A. Povinelli

anthropologist and filmmaker

Elizabeth A. Povinelli is an anthropologist and filmmaker. She is a professor of anthropology at Columbia University, New York; corresponding fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities; Canberra; and one of the founding members of Karrabing Film Collective. Povinelli’s writing has focused on developing a critical theory of late liberalism that supports an anthropology of the otherwise. Recent publications include The Inheritance (2021); and Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism (2016). Her work Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism was the recipient of the Lionel Trilling Book Award (2017). Povinelli lives and works in New York.