Department of Anthropology

Samuel Law

MA, University of Chicago

Samuel Law



autonomous social movements, affect, political ecology, human rights & social justice, ideology, infrastructure, autoconstruction, urban studies, worlding, anthropology of the otherwise; Mexico, Latin America.


Sam Law is an Anthropology doctoral student studying autonomous social movements in Mexico City. Previously, he focused on movements against political violence in Mexico and indigenous rights-based claims in a Guatemalan anti-mining struggle. He is interested in experimental ethnographic modes in anthropology and intersections between contemporary art and anthropology.

He received his M.A. from the Program in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and his B.A. in Anthropology from Reed College.  

Outside of his academic work, he participates in autonomous and anti-state communist struggles and likes to run, bike, and otherwise be outdoor. 


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