Skip to Content
Exit Menu
Dr Jon Schubert

Dr Jon Schubert
Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship

Marie Jahoda 153


Dr Jon Schubert is a political and economic anthropologist working on state institutions, infrastructures, and transnational trade in Angola and Mozambique. He is the author of ‘Working the System: A Political Ethnography of the New Angola’ (Cornell Univ. P 2017), and currently a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Anthropology Department at Brunel University London. Before joining Brunel, Jon Schubert held postdoctoral research positions at the universities of Leipzig and Geneva.


PhD 2014 (Edinburgh); MA 2007 (Basel)


'The Afterlives of Oil-Backed Infrastructures in the Port of Lobito, Angola' (Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, PI)

Newest selected publications

Schubert, J. (2019) 'Les "glorieuses familles" : Liens de parenté situationnels, stratégie agentielle et critique du pouvoir en Angola'. Cahiers d'Etudes Africaines, LIX (234). pp. 515 - 542. ISSN: 0008-0055 Open Access Link

Journal article

Schubert, J. (2018) 'Wilful entanglements: Extractive industries and the co-production of sovereignty in Mozambique'. Ethnography, 21 (4). pp. 537 - 558. ISSN: 1466-1381 Open Access Link

Journal article

Schubert, J., Engel, U. and Macamo, E. (2018) 'Boom and bust: extractive industries and African states in the twenty-first century', in Schubert, J., Engel, U. and Macamo, E. (eds.) Extractive Industries and Changing State Dynamics in Africa Beyond the Resource Curse. London, UK : Routledge. pp. 1 - 21. ISBN 10: 0815391846. ISBN 13: 9780815391845. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Schubert, J. (2018) 'Seeing is believing: Symbolic politics and the opportunities of non-democratic transition in Angola'. Anthropology Today, 34 (2). pp. 18 - 21. ISSN: 0268-540X Open Access Link

Journal article

Schubert, J. (2017) 'Working the system: A political ethnography of the new Angola'. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. ISSN 10: 1501713701 ISSN 13: 9781501713705

More publications(8)