Leo Coleman

Primary Field
Cultural Anthropology
Associate Professor, CUNY, The Graduate Center, Department of Anthropology
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Political and legal anthropology; urban anthropology; science and technology Studies; colonialism and postcolonialism; constitutionalism & nationalism

Leo Coleman is a political anthropologist who researches technology, politics, and personhood in urban experience, especially in India, Scotland, and the British Empire. He publishes widely about technics and ethics, urban sociality and solitude, and the legal forms and norms of group-life. He also writes about the history of anthropology and examines the mutual entanglements of anthropology with technological modernity and artistic modernism since the beginning of the twentieth century.

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