Grant TypeConference Grant
Institutional AffiliationJohns Hopkins U.
Grant numberGr. CONF-909
Approve DateSeptember 26, 2022
Project TitleBajoghli, Narges (Johns Hopkins U.) "The Anthropology of Sanctions Conference: Lives Lived Under Sanctions"
Economic sanctions have fast become a favored tool for Euro-American foreign policy. In the post-war period, western sanctions initially targeted a select few “pariah” states, but today, U.S. sanctions have proliferated around the world. Currently, hundreds of millions of people worldwide are living under some form of stringent U.S. sanctions. As a result, the severe economic contraction these societies face, as well as international isolation and restriction of movement means that sanctions have embedded themselves in the everyday lives of people from Latin America to 100Africa, Asia, and Eurasia. The Anthropology of Sanctions Conference: Lives Lived Under Sanctions, seeks to bring together scholars of some of the most sanctioned countries in the world to better understand what sanctions “do” on the quotidian level and what they mean for targeted societies. Scholars will discuss the impacts of sanctions in: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Nicaragua, Sudan, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe, as well as the impact of sanctions on global capitalist markets.