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October 10, 2019
12:15pm to 1:45pm
352 Haines

Adam Moore, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, UCLA.


Adam Moore presents Empire’s Labor, his forthcoming book about the U.S. military’s overseas campaigns, the logistics labor required to sustain them, and the experiences of workers from around the world that perform this labor. In addition to this he will reflect on the challenges involved in researching and writing about such a sprawling and multifaceted phenomenon, from outlining the global implications and transnational dynamics of military labor contracting and war, to foregrounding the voices and agency of workers themselves.

Adam Moore is an Associate Professor of Geography at UCLA. His research concerns the political and geographical dynamics of war and peace, with particular interests in ethnic conflict, war, postwar peacebuilding, military labor and the militarization of U.S. foreign policy. He teaches courses for the Department of Geography and the International Institute at UCLA, including political geography, the introductory course for international and area studies majors, undergraduate seminars in European politics and history, and graduate courses in geographic theory and qualitative methods. His first book, Peacebuilding in Practice, examined uneven peacebuilding outcomes in post-war Bosnia.

Culture, Power, and Social Change is concerned with a broad range of issues in sociocultural anthropology. As the name of the group suggests, we are particularly interested in how the workings of culture, and of different forms of power and inequality, play out in the contemporary world. And behind these two issues are questions of social change, that is, of the ways in which the rapidly changing world of today impacts people’s lives, and in turn, how people in different circumstances seek to bring about change in the world. CPSC I hosts talks by both in-house faculty members and visiting post-doctoral and faculty level scholars; CPSC II hosts talks by advanced graduate students. All CPSC events are open only to UCLA faculty, students, and invited guests.