Book Talk with Darren Byler on Wednesday 15 December, 2021

On 15 December 2021, ANSUR (The Anthropology of Surveillance Network) hosted a book talk on Zoom with Darren Byler, anthropologist and Assistant Professor of International Studies at Simon Fraser University. Darren presented his two recently published books, In the Camps: China’s High-Tech Penal Colony, and Terror Capitalism: Uyghur Dispossession and Masculinity in a Chinese City, both of which draw on a decade of ethnographic research in and on Xinjiang, a north-western province of China. Within the last decade Xinjiang has become known as the most surveilled territory in the world, and while the subject matter can be affectively challenging at times, it was an honour to hear Darren discuss his research for ANSUR’s inaugural event series, Under Surveillance. The talk is freely available for download here.

ANSUR will be holding their next event on Friday 13 May 2022 in discussion with anthropologist Catarina Frois – you can register here!