James C. Scott
James C. Scott is the Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology, and is the founder and Director of the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University. His research concerns political economy, comparative agrarian societies, theories of hegemony and resistance, peasant politics, revolution, Southeast Asia, theories of class relations and anarchism.
Among his influential publications are the books, Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance (Yale University Press 1986), Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed (Yale University Press 1998), The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia (Yale University Press 2009), and Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play (Princeton University Press 2012).
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has held grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation, and has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science, Science, Technology and Society Program at M.I.T., and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He holds a PhD from Yale and has also taught at the University of Wisconsin.