Ian Kalman comes to Fulbright University Vietnam from the Department of Political Science at Western University, where he holds a postdoctoral fellowship in Indigenous-Local Intergovernmental Relations.
He has a PhD in Anthropology from McGill University and is an affiliated member of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology’s Department of Law and Anthropology.
Ian’s work looks at interactions between state officers and indigenous peoples, with special attention to law, governance, and borders.
He is especially interested in the ways in which law and rights are experienced and framed in face to face interactions.
Prior to his post-graduate studies, Ian earned a BA in Anthropology from the University of Chicago and has worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer and English teacher in China, Ukraine, and Turkey.