Mark Drury

Lecturer in Anthropology
Email Address:
Office Location: 
309 Aaron Burr Hall
Office Hours: 
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Also by appointment.

Teaching (Spring 2021)
Urban Anthropology (ANT 227 / URB 225)
Advanced Topics in Anthropology (Half-Term): The Worlds of Public Health (ANT 504A)


PhD, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Short Bio
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.