Mark Drury

Lecturer in Anthropology
Email Address:
Office Location: 
125 Aaron Burr Hall
Office Hours: 
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Also by appointment.

Teaching (Spring 2020)
Topics in Anthropology: Anthropology of Human Rights (ANT 405)


PhD, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Mark Drury is a political and legal anthropologist whose research addresses sovereignty and self-determination, human rights and political conflict, and borders and mobility. Through fieldwork conducted in Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria, and the disputed territory of Western Sahara, his work examines the legacies of unresolved decolonization across northwest Africa, focusing on three, distinct periods: the 1950s, 70s, and the contemporary moment. He has also provided expert testimony for asylum cases pertaining to the Western Sahara conflict in US immigration court.