Paul Rabinow received his B.A.(1965), M.A.(1967), and Ph.D.(1970) in anthropology from the University of Chicago. He studied at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris (1965-66). He is currently Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley where he has taught since 1978. 


INTERVIEWS (SELECTION)

Paul Rabinow Interviewed by Frédéric Keck in Volume 26, Number 3 • Public Culture (2014)

Todd Meyers interviews Paul Rabinow for the Los Angeles Review of Books, 'On the Logic of Anthropological Inquiry.' November 4, 2013.

Nigel Thrift interviews Paul Rabinow for D834. Open University, D834 Human Geography, Philosophy and Social Theory, Offprints. Milton Keynes, (2002): 197–205.

Esprit, "La recherche génétique et la connaissance du vivant. Un regard ethnographique sur le débat français » (Mai 2002) 

Figure/Ground: Interview with Paul Rabinow, February 2013 


BOOKS

Designs on the Contemporary, Anthopological Tests (with Anthony Stavrianakis), 2014. 

Demands of the Day: On the Logic of Anthropological Inquiry (with Anthony Stavrianakis), 2013. 

Designing Human Practices: An Experiment with Synthetic Biology (with Gaymon Bennett), 2012. 

The Accompaniment: Assembling the Contemporary, 2011.

Designs for an Anthropology of the Contemporary, (with George Marcus, James Faubion, and Tobias Rees), 2008.

Marking Time: On the Anthropology of the Contemporary, 2007.

Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco – 30th anniversary edition with a new preface, 2007.

A Machine to Make a Future: Biotech Chronicles (with Talia Dan-Cohen) – 2nd revised edition, 2006. (orig. 2004)

Anthropos Today: Reflections on Modern Equipment, 2003. [Translated into German 2004].

The Essential Foucault (with Nikolas Rose), 2003.

French DNA, Trouble in Purgatory, 1999. [French 2000]. 

Essays in the Anthropology of Reason, 1997. [Portugese 1999, German 2004].

Ethics, Subjectivity and Truth, Vol. 1 of The Essential Works of Michel Foucault 1954-1984. Series editor and editor of Vol. 1, 1997.

Making PCR, A Story of Biotechnology, 1996. [French, Japanese, Chinese, Italian]. 

French Modern: Norms and Forms of the Social Environment, 1989. [French, 2004].

Interpretive Social Science: A Second Look (with William Sullivan), 1987.

The Foucault Reader, 1984.

Michel Foucault, Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics (with Hubert Dreyfus), 1983 (2nd edition). [French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Czech.]

Interpretive Social Science: A Reader, (with William Sullivan), 1978.

Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco, 1977. [French, Spanish, Japanese]. 

Symbolic Domination: Cultural Form and Historical Change in Morocco, 1975. 

 

Articles (Selection) 

(2009). Foucault's Untimely Struggle: Toward a Form of Political Spirituality. Theory, Culture & Society. Vol. 26(6): 25–44. (pdf)

(2002). Midst Anthropology's Problems. Cultural Anthropology. Vol. 17, No. 2. American Anthropology Association. 135-149. (pdf)

(2001). St. Francis at Ground Zero. Anthropology Quarterly. Vol. 75, No. 1. George Washington University Institute for Ethnographic Research. 113-116. (pdf)

(1998). French Enlightenment: truth and life. Economy and Society. Vol. 27. New York: Routledge. 193-201. (pdf)

(1992). Studies in the Anthropology of Reason. Anthropology Today. Vol. 8, No. 5. Royal Anthropology Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. 7-10.  (pdf)

(1988). Beyond Ethnography: Anthropology as Nominalism. Cultural Anthropology. Vol. 3, No. 4. American Anthropology Association. 355-364. (pdf)

Vita

Paul Rabinow received his B.A.(1965), M.A.(1967), and Ph.D.(1970) in anthropology from the University of Chicago. He studied at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris (1965-66). He is currently Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley where he has taught since 1978. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship (1980); was a visiting Fulbright Professor at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro (1987); taught at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris (1986) as well as the École Normale Supérieure (1997), was a visiting Fulbright Professor at the University of Iceland (1999). He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and National Science Foundation Professional Development Fellowships (for training in molecular biology). He is co-founder of the Berkeley Program in French Cultural Studies. He was named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 1998. He received the University of Chicago Alumni Association Professional Achievement Award in 2000. He was awarded the visiting Chaire Internationale de Recherche Blaise Pascal at the École Normale Supérieure for 2001-2.  STICERD Distinguished Visiting Professor- BIOS Centre for the study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society, London School of Economics (2004), Sir James Frazer Lecturer (Cambridge) 2008, Mosse Distinguished Lecture (Berlin) 2010.