A political anthropologist, Kregg Hetherington is the Co-Director of Speculative Life Research Cluster at Milieux and Director of the Concordia Ethnography Lab. He’s Associate Professor in Concordia’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
His research is specialized in environment, infrastructure and the bureaucratic state. Kregg’s long-term ethnographic work in Paraguay chronicles how small farmers caught in a sweeping agrarian transition have experienced that country’s halting transition to democracy, showing how activists create new ways of thinking and practising government. His recent book, The Government of Beans (Duke 2020) was awarded the Book Prize in Critical Anthropology from the Association of Political And Legal Anthropology, and the Julian Steward Award from the Environment and Anthropology Society.
He supervises graduate students working ethnographically in a wide range of areas, including environment and infrastructure studies, Science and Technology Studies, Latin American agrarian politics, and the ethnography of bureaucracy.