Ilana  Gershon

Ilana Gershon

Adjunct Professor, Anthropology


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2001


  • C314 Mass Media in Other Cultures
  • C412 Ethnicity, Class, and the Model U.S. Citizen
  • C446 Cultures of Democracy
  • C627 Networks, Systems, and Flows: Theories of Circulation

Selected Publications

2019 Porous Social Orders. American Ethnologist. 46(4): 404-416.

2018 Living with Animals: Bonds across Species. (Cornell University Press). co-edited with Natalie Porter.

2017 Down and Out in the New Economy: How People Find (or Don’t Find) Work Today. (University of Chicago Press).

2015 A World of Work: Imagined Manuals for Real Jobs. editor (Cornell University Press).

2012 No Family is an Island: Cultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora (Cornell University Press)

2011 “Neoliberal Agency” Current Anthropology 52(4): 537-555.

2010 The Break-Up 2.0: Disconnecting Over New Media (Cornell University Press)