Barak Kalir is an Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam. He is the co-director of the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies and is currently involved in the H2020 ADMIGOV project: Advancing Alternative Migration Governance.
Barak has recently rounded off an ERC-funded project entitled: The Social Life of State Deportation Regimes, where together with a team of researchers he ethnographically documented and analyzed the views, motivations and practices of state bureaucrats and civil-society actors, directly involved in deportation of illegalized migrants in several countries around the world.
Barak’s full academia.edu profile is here.
Among his recent publications are (open access PDF below):
Departheid: The Draconian Governance of Illegalized Migrants in Western States (2019, Conflict and Society)
Repressive Compassion: Deportation Caseworkers Furnishing an Emotional Comfort Zone in Encounters with Illegalized Migrants (2019, PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review)
and two special issues:
Nonrecording states: between legibility and looking away (2017, Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology)
Re‐searching access: what do attempts at studying migration control tell us about the state? (2019, Social Anthropology)