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Alexander (Sasha) Newell

Sasha Newell is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Director of the Laboratoire d'Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains (LAMC). He write on themes such as material culture, globalization, colonialism, media, and magic. He is author of The Modernity Bluff: Crime, Consumption, and Citizenship in Côte d'Ivoire, winner of the Amaury Talbot Prize, as well as many articles in journals such as Cultural Anthropology, Current Anthropology, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Africa, and the African Studies Review. While his early work focuses on Côte d'Ivoire, he also writes about domestic accumulation and hoarding in the United States and he is beginning a new project on Belgian colonial memory, race, and public space.


  • –present
    Anthropologist, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)


Amaury Talbot Prize