Lindsay DuBois

Associate Professor; Chair


Phone: 902-494-8860
Mailing Address: 
Room 1122, McCain Building, 6135 University Avenue
PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Economy, work and development
  • Social justice and inequality
  • Class
  • Memory
  • Political anthropology
  • Urban studies
  • Latin America

Cross appointment

  • International Development Studies


  • BA, McGill University
  • MA, PhD, New School for Social Research

Research interests

A social anthropologist, Lindsay DuBois conducts research on the politics of culture and the relationship between culture, history and political economy. She considers these questions with respect to particular and concrete experiences of individuals and social groups in Argentina. Dr. DuBois is currently developing a research project on social welfare policies which aim to reduce child poverty and child labour in Argentina. Her planned fieldwork in Mar del Plata, Argentina will examine the material and non-material effects of this program for the children and families which are its objects.

She is winding up an oral history project with radical activist pensioners in Buenos Aires, asking questions about where activism comes from and what sustains it over time. Previously, Dr. DuBois conducted ethnographic fieldwork on the politics of the past in a working-class housing project in La Matanza, a suburb of Buenos Aires. Addressing the period from 1972 to 1992, this work examined the lasting impact of political repression and neoliberal restructuring on the lives of working-class Argentines.  

Selected publications