Casas-Cortés, Maribel

Affiliated Faculty

  PROFILE: Maribel Casas-Cortés is a cultural anthropologist. Her main academic interests include: Critical Theory, including feminist, post-colonial and actor-network theories; collective action and social movements; Precarity and emerging forms of labor and survival; Border policies and migration. Some of her publications include articles in journals such as Rethinking Marxism, Cultural Studies and Anthropology Quarterly and book chapters in edited volumes such as Insurgent Encounters: Transnational Activism, Ethnography and the Political (Duke University Press 2013); A Handbook to Urban Anthropology (Blackwell 2014) and Mapping Precariousness, Labour Insecurity and Uncertain Livelihoods: Subjectivities in Resistance (Routledge 2017). Some of her published work has been translated into Spanish, German and Italian.    Casas-Cortés Curriculum Vitae   EDUCATION: PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Department of Anthropology, 2009 MA, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain – Institute of Latin American Studies, 2000  Graduate Studies, McGill University, Canada – Department of Political Theory BA, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain (with Honors) – Department of Political Science and Department of Anthropology, 1998 Certificate, Institut d’ Etudes Politiques, France - Political Studies, 1998   RESEARCH INTERESTS/AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Critical Theory, including feminist, post-colonial and actor-network theories Collective action and social movements Precarity and emerging forms of labor and survival Border policies and migration   AWARDS/HONORS/GRANTS: 2016 Hunt Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Wenner-Gren Foundation 2010 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, National Science Foundation 2008 Dissertation Fellowship, Mellon and American Council of Learned Societies  2008 Off-Campus Dissertation Research Fellowship, UNC Graduate School 2007 Dissertation Research Grant, Wenner-Gren Foundation 2001 Fellowship, Ford Foundation   SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: Refereed Journal Articles Casas-Cortes, M. 2014. “A Genealogy of Precarity: A Toolbox for Rearticulating Fragmented Social Realities in and out of the Workplace,” in Rethinking Marxism 26 (2): 206-226. Casas-Cortes, M. 2006. “World Anthropologies Network and Activist Research: Towards building decolonial and feminist projects,” in Journal of World Anthropologies 2: 75-89 Casas-Cortes, M. (under review). “Precarity Rethinks Citizenship: The Politics of Migration in and Out of Spain” submitted to Citizenship Studies Journal Casas, M., Cobarrubias, S., Heller, C., and Pezzani, L. 2017. “Clashing Cartographies, Migrating Maps,” in ACME: an International E-journal for Critical Geographies 16 (1): 2-33 Casas, M., Cobarrubias, S. and Pickles, J. 2016. “’Good Neighbors make Good Fences’: Operation Seahorse and the Implementations of the EU Strategy of Migration Routes Management in North and West Africa” in European Urban and Regional Studies Vol. 23, Issue 3: 231-251. Casas-Cortes, M., Cobarrubias, S. and Pickles, J. 2015. “Riding Routes and Itinerant Borders: Autonomy of Migration and Border Externalization” in Antipode Vol. 47, Issue 4: 894-914. Casas-Cortes, M., Cobarrubias, S. and Pickles, J. 2015. “Changing Borders, Rethinking Sovereignty: Towards a Right to Migrate” in REMHU Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana Vol. 23, Issue 44:47-60. Casas-Cortes, M. et al. 2015. “New Keywords: Migration and Borders” entries on “Border Externalization” and “Counter-mapping” In Cultural Studies Vol. 29, Issue 1 Casas-Cortes, M., Cobarrubias, S. and Pickles, J. 2014 “’Good Neighbors make Good Fences’: Operation Seahorse and the Implementations of the EU Strategy of Migration Routes Management in North and West Africa,”. In European Urban and Regional Studies DOI: 10.1177/0969776414541136 Casas-Cortes, M., Cobarrubias, S. and Pickles, J. 2013. “Re-bordering the Neighbourhood: Europe’s Emerging Geographies of Non-Accession Integration,” In European Urban and Regional Studies Vol. 20, Issue 1: 37-58.  Casas-Cortes, M., Cobarrubias, S. and Pickles, J. 2011. “Stretching Borders Beyond Sovereign Territories? Mapping EU and Spain’s Border Externalization Policies,” in Geopolitica(s) Vol. 2, Issue 1: 71-90 Casas-Cortes, M., Cobarrubias, S. and Pickles, J. 2011. “An interview with Sando Mezzadra,” in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Vol. 29, Issue 4: 584-598 Casas-Cortes, M., and Cobarrubias, S. 2009. “Activist Cartography: Enabling Alternative Political Spaces,” in Political Geography 28: 332-342 Casas-Cortes, M., Osterweil, M., and Powell, D. 2008. “Blurring Boundaries: Recognizing Knowledge-Practices in the Study of Social Movements,” in Anthropological Quarterly Vol. 81, Issue 1: 17-58 Casas, M. and Cobarrubias, S. (under review) “The Mapping Migration Matrix: The Construction of Illegality Beyond Borders.” Submitted to Movements: Journal Fur Kritische Migrations und Grenzregimeforschung Invited Book Chapters Casas, M. and Cobarrubias, S. (accepted) “Concentric Circles in the EU’s External Migration Policy? Dissecting Colonial Logics in the Ordering of Territories and Mobilities,” in Kathryne Mitchell and Reece Jones (eds) The Critical Handbook on Migration Geographies. Edgar Ellen. Casas-Cortes, M., Cobarrubias, S. and Pickles, J. (forthcoming). “B/Ordering Turbulence: Expert knowledge in the management of human mobility” in T. Linhard, T. Parsons and A. Walke (eds) Mapping Migration, Identity, and Space. Palgrave. Casas-Cortes, M. and Cobarrubias, S. (forthcoming) “Fronteras cambiantes, soberanias desplazadas: En defensa del derecho a migrar” in Natividad Fernandez Sola (ed.) Fronteras del Siglo XX!: Obstaculos o Puentes? Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch Casas-Cortes, M. and Cobarrubias, S. 2017. “Precariedad, Precariedad Everywhere?! Rethinking Precarity and Mobility from a Spain in Crisis” in Arianna Bove, Annalisa Murgia, Emiliana Armano (eds). Mapping Precariousness, Labour Insecurity and Uncertain Livelihoods: Subjectivities and Resistance. NY: Routledge Press. Casas-Cortes, M., Cobarrubias, S. and Pickles, J. 2014. “The Commons,” in Nonini, D. (ed.) A Handbook of Urban Anthropology. Pp. 449-469. Malden and Oxford: Wiley Backwell. Casas-Cortes, M., Cobarrubias, S. and Pickles, J. 2013. ‘The cartographic gaze, new cartographies of the border, and the responsibility of mapping’. In Géoesthétique Imhoff, A. and K. Quiros (eds). Co-produced by the Parc Saint Leger (art center), High School of Fine Arts of Clermont-Ferrand, the CNL (National Center of Books), and the CNAP (National Center of Contemporary Art). Pp. 37-53. Paris: B42 Publishers. Casas-Cortes, M., Osterweil, M., and Powell, D. 2013 “Transformations in Engaged Ethnography: Knowledge, Networks and Social Movements,” in J. Juris and A. Khasnabish (eds.) Insurgent Encounters: Transnational Activism, Ethnography and the Political. Pp. 199-228. Duke University Press: Durham. Casas-Cortes, M. and Cobarrubias, S. 2012. “Introduccion. Community Organizing: el Legado de Alinsky en la Cultura Politica Estadounidense,” in Tratado para Radicales. Pp.13-21. Traficantes de Suenos: Madrid. Casas-Cortes, M. and Cobarrubias, S. 2010. “Transatlantic Translations: Categories in Struggle,” in Kevin Van Meter et all (eds.) Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements and Contemporary Radical Currents in the United States. Pp. 227-245. AK Press: Oakland. Casas-Cortes, M., Cobarrubias, S., Dalton, C., Mason-Deese, L., Pickles, J., and Stallman, T. 2009. “Practices of Radical Cartography,” in Edu-Factory Collective (ed.) Towards a Global Autonomous University: Cognitive Labor, The Production of Knowledge and Exodus from the Education Factory. Pp. 110-. Autonomedia: New York City. Casas-Cortes, M. and Cobarrubias, S. 2007a. “Drawing Escape Tunnels through Borders: Cartographic Research Experiments by European Social Movements,” in Lize Mogel and Alexis Bhagat (eds.) An Atlas of Radical Cartography. Pp.51-66. Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press: Los Angeles. Casas-Cortes, M. and Cobarrubias, S. 2007b. “Drifting through the Knowledge Machine,” in Stevphen Shukhaitis, Erika Biddle and David Graeber (eds.) Constituent Imagination: Militant Investigations, Collective Theorization. Pp. 108-122. AK Press: Oakland. https://maribelcasascortes.weebly.com/