James Scott, Ph.D., Yale University, 1967, is the Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology and is co-Director of the Agrarian Studies Program and a mediocre farmer. His research concerns political economy, comparative agrarian societies, theories of hegemony and resistance, peasant politics, revolution, Southeast Asia, theories of class relations and anarchism. His publications include Domination and the Arts of Resistance, Yale Press, 1985, Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance, Yale Press 1980, Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed, Yale Press, 1998; The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia, Yale Press, 2008; Two Cheers for Anarchism, Princeton Press, 2013; Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest Agrarian States, Yale Press, 2017.
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- 1954-58 B.A. Williams College, Political Economy
- 1958-59 auditor Rangoon University, Burma; Economics
- 1959-60 auditeur, Institut des Sciences Politiques, Paris; Political Science
- 1961-63 M.A. Yale University; Political Science
- 1963-67 Ph.D. Yale University; Political Science
- 2014-12-11 - SOAS Food Studies Centre Distinguished Lecture - “How Grains Domesticated Us”
- 2014-04-13 - University of New England - On the Topic of The Art of Not Being Governed”
- 2013-09-14 - Yale University - Food Sovereignty: A Critical Dialogue.
- 2013-11-16 - Virginia Tech Scholars Lunch - High Modernism and his book Seeing like A State
- 2010-12-01 - Asia Society - The Art of Not Being Governed
- 2010-11-03 - MacMillan Report - The Art of Not Being Governed
- 2010-06-17 - Interview of the Anthropologist James Scott - Part 1 - Part 2
- 2009-03-26 - Mellon Lecture - Introducing Zomia