2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Recipient

Harel Shapira
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

Harel Shapira is an assistant professor in the department of sociology at the University of Texas, Austin. He is an ethnographer who uses long-term participant observation in order to study political life in contemporary America, with an emphasis on right-wing politics. He is the author of Waiting for José: The Minutemen’s Pursuit of America, which explores the civilians who patrol the United States/Mexico border.


Project Title: The Right to Kill: Guns, Justified Homicide, and the Future of American Democracy

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