Katherine Elizabeth Hoffman

  • 156 Citations

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Research Interests

Professor Hoffman is a linguistic, sociocultural, and legal anthropologist, who specializes in the relationship between expressive culture, ethnicity, law, history, and political economy.  Her research explores this nexus primarily in North Africa, and especially Morocco, from the late 19th c. to the present, particularly as it has been shaped by the processes of French colonialism, anti-imperialism, nationalism, and postnationalism.

Education/Academic qualification

Anthropology, PhD, Columbia University

… → 2000

MPhil, Columbia University

… → 1997

MA, Columbia University

… → 1994

History, AB, Georgetown University

… → 1989

Research interests

  • Forced migration
  • Legal culture and history
  • Refugees
  • Expressive Culture
  • Indigenism
  • Language Ideologies
  • , Language Shift and Endangerment
  • Rural-Urban Relations
  • Gender
  • French Colonialism
  • Imazighen (Berbers)
  • Morocco/North Africa
  • France

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Research Output

Berbers, borders, and breakdown in the 2011 libyan civil war

Hoffman, K. E., Jun 9 2014, On the ground: new directions in Middle East and North African studies (Working papers from Northwestern University in Qatar Doha). Edwards, B. T. (ed.). 1st edition ed. Dubai, UAE: Akkadia Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Le droit coutumier amazigh au Maroc (Amazigh customary law in Morocco)

Hoffman, K. E., Jan 5 2013, In : Perspectives. p. 3-5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Le serment, les marabouts et la mosquée dans le droit coutumier berbère au Maroc (The oath, the marabouts and the mosque in the Morocco Berber customary law)

Hoffman, K. E., 2013, Les Justices de l’Invisible (The Justices of the Invisible). Verdier, R., Kalnoky, N. & Kerneïs, S. (eds.). Paris, FR: L'Harmatta (The Harmatta), p. 373-390

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Suspicion, secrecy, and uncomfortable negotiations over knowledge production in southwestern Morocco

Hoffman, K. E., Jan 1 2013, Encountering Morocco: Fieldwork and Cultural Understanding. Indiana University Press, p. 99-115 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter