In this episode AnthroTalking interviews Ruben Andersson about his current research on the challenges of the international interventions in Mali that presently is a highly dangerous area.

Ruben Andersson
Ruben Andersson

Ruben Andersson is currently an AXA postdoctoral research fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science and also an associated researcher at Stockholm University's Department of Social Anthropology. His book, Illegality Inc.: Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering Europe is based on his PhD that he completed at LSE’s Anthropology Department in 2013.

Ruben Andersson talks about the multiple risk factors that international humanitarian and military agencies are facing in Mali. He discusses some aspects of the new landscape of international intervention and the fear that shapes these operations in the dangerous environment. He also points out the challenges and the contributions of doing anthropological research in this field.

Published on:

February 24, 2015

Created by:

Malla Grönqvist and Kinga Jankus


international intervention, risk, security, Mali, Ruben Andersson

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Cite as:

Malla Grönqvist and Kinga Jankus ”Ruben Andersson on Risk and Fear in the New Landscape of International Intervention in Mali” AnthroTalking: Podcasts at Stockholm University's Department of Social Anthropology, online February 24, 2015,


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