Adeem Suhail Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Research Areas

urban studies; state formation; violence; sacrifice; ecology and cosmology; reparative politics; South Asia; Indian Ocean region.


Dr. Suhail is an assistant professor in social anthropology at Franklin and Marshall College. His research addresses issues in the anthropology of violence, social theory, and urban studies. His current project, Machines of Violent Desire, interrogates how non-state violence and transnational kinship networks contribute to order-making in urban South Asia.

He is concurrently working on another co-authored book project titled Sacropolitics, which addresses how human communities confront emergent ecological and political crises across the globe through a politics of repair and rejuvenation.

Before arriving at F&M, he held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Southern California (2021) and Yale University (2020). He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology at Emory University (2019).

Dr. Suhail’s work has garnered grant support from the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG) American Council of Learned Society (ACLS), and the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS).

  • ANT 270 Crisis, Care, Repair (Fall)
  • ANT 271 An Anthropology of the Violent (Fall)
  • ANT 371 Cult(ure)s of Extinction (Spring)
  • CXN 100 Culture and Power in Human Societies (Spring)
  • ANT 370 Love and Desire (Spring)