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Matthew Porges

Email: msp5@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Nomads and the state in northern Mauritania and Western Sahara


Prof Roy Dilley , Dr Mattia Fumanti

Degrees: BSc Psychology, MA War Studies

Research Interests: Nomadic pastoralists in North Africa; Resistance, state-avoidance, and non-state societies; Refugees and migration; Ecology, environment, and geopolitics.

Selected Publications:

Porges, M. “The Thick Anthropocene.” Review of Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States by James C. Scott. Forthcoming in Current Anthropology, December 2017.

Porges, M and Leuprecht, C. “Abstenerse de terror: el caso de desconcierto de la resistencia no violenta en el Sáhara Occidental.”  Revista CIDOB d’Afers internationcionals no. 112. April, 2016.

Porges, M. and Leuprecht, C. “The Puzzle of Nonviolence in Western Sahara.” Democracy and Security. 2016 12(2).