Alaina LEMON  

Country of residence

United States

Brief introduction

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Ph.D. (Distinction) Anthropology, University of Chicago, 1996

Academic profile


  • In preparation:  Penetrating Minds: How to Read Others in a “post” Orwellian World.
  • 2000  Between Two Fires: Gypsy Performance and Romani Memory from Pushkin to Post-Socialism.  Duke University Press.
  • 2009   “Sympathy for the Weary State: Chronotopes, Empathies, and Moscow Others.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 51/4


Language as social practice; sentiment; performance; historical memory; cultural production

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