PhD, Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle
MA, Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle
BA, Sociocultural Anthropology, Comparative Religious Studies, University of California, Davis
Office: Truly House
Mailing: Box 358530, 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011-8246
Political economy; Ethnographic field methods; Anthropological and critical theory; Cultural studies; Critical urban geography; Comparative intellectual history; Queer, feminist, counter-racist pedagogy; Social movement studies; Food studies; Tourism Studies; Community-engaged/volunteer service learning.
Recent Courses Taught
BISGST 397A—Topics in Global Studies: Global Protest Movements
BIS 490B—Global Seattle
BIS 275—Social Problems: Waste (or, the Social Afterlife of Things and People)
Urban ethnography (North America, Australasia), global cities; Consumption, abject economies, waste (especially food); Homelessness, municipal policing strategies, biopolitics; Decentralised networks, grassroots globalization; Anarchist counterpublics, punk subcultures, non-waged labour; Popular culture.
Giles, David Boarder. In press (2016). “The Work of Waste-Making in the Global City: Immaterial Labour and Spectacular Accumulation.” In Environmental Change and the World’s Futures: Ecologies, Ontologies, Mythologies. Edited by Jonathan Paul Marshall and Linda H. Connor. London: Routledge.
Giles, David Boarder. In press (2016). “Food Security: Ethnographic Perspectives on Food Environments, Urban Food Systems, and Principles for Action in Post-Quake Christchurch.” In New Zealand Social Policy for Social Work and Human Services: Diverse Perspectives. Edited by Jane Maidment and Liz Beddoe. Christchurch: University of Canterbury Press.
Peloff, Amy and David Boarder Giles. In press (2015). “‘The Right Place for the Heroine’: Continuums of Gender, Agency, and Embodiment at the BBC.” In Companions in Doctor Who: Roles, Characters, Themes. Edited by Sherry Ginn and Gillian Leitch. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
Giles, David B. 2014. “Waste Matters: New Perspectives on Food and Society” (book review). In Gastronomica, Vol. 14(4), November.
Giles, David Boarder. 2014. “The Anatomy of a Dumpster: Abject Capital and the Looking Glass of Value.” In Social Text No.118.
Peloff, Amy and David Boarder Giles. 2013. “Welcome to the Hellmouth: Harnessing the Power of Fandom in the Classroom.” In Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Intellect Press.
Giles, David Boarder. 2013. “‘A Mass Conspiracy To Feed People’: Global Cities, Abject Economies, and Food (Not Bombs).” Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington.