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Dr Fiona Wright

Dr Fiona Wright

Research Associate on Situating Free Speech

Research Interests

Fiona Wright has published on the anthropology of ethics and politics, and her research interests include the anthropology of social movements, humanitarianism, psychiatry, and kinship, and psychoanalytic, feminist and phenomenological theory.

She has conducted long-term ethnographic fieldwork with activists in Israel/Palestine, and her monograph entitled ’The Israeli Radical Left: An Ethics of Complicity’ is forthcoming with University of Pennsylvania Press.

She is currently a Research Associate on the ERC-funded project 'Situating Free Speech: European Parrhesia in Comparative Perspective’, for which she is researching the politics of voice and speech in mental health care in the UK


SAN3: Anthropological Theory and Methods: Gender

SAN8: Anthropology and Development: Anthropology, development and social justice

SAN8: Anthropology and Development: Social Movements

Key Publications


Forthcoming, 2018.   The Israeli Radical Left: An Ethics of Complicity, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press


Peer-reviewed articles

2016,   'Palestine, My Love: The Ethico-Politics of Love and Mourning in Jewish Israeli Solidarity Activism', American Ethnologist, Vol. 43, No. 1, 130-143.

2014,   'The Question of Others: Reflections on Anthropology and the “Jewish Question” ', Jewish Journal of Sociology, Special Issue: The Relevance of the Jewish Question in the 21st Century, Vol. 56, No. 1/2, 48-72.


Review essays

2016,   Book review of Jon Soske and Sean Jacobs (eds.), ‘Apartheid Israel: The Politics of an Analogy’, Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies, Vol. 17, No. 4, 479-480.

2016,   Book review of Daniel Monterescu, ‘Jaffa Shared and Shattered: Contrived Coexistence in Israel/Palestine’, Indiana University Press, American Ethnologist, Vol. 43, No. 2, 395-396.

2013,   Book review of Lori Allen, ‘The Rise and Fall of Human Rights: Cynicism and Politics in Occupied Palestine’, Stanford University Press, 2013. Journal of Legal Anthropology Vol. 1, No. 13.