If you’d like to take a look at some of my research, you can keep an eye out for my upcoming book, and some of my other published scholarship:


Research Publications:

Giles, David Boarder. Forthcoming. “A Mass Conspiracy to Feed People”: Food Not Bombs, World-Class Waste, and the Right to the Global City. Durham: Duke University Press.

Giles, David Boarder. Forthcoming. “On Missing People in the Field”. In Grieving Witnesses: The Politics of Grief in the Field. Edited by Katherine Gillespie, Patricia J. Lopez. Berkeley: University of California Press

Giles, David Boarder. Forthcoming. “Toward an Anthropology of Abject Economies”. In Arena Journal, special issue, “Humanity: Surplus to requirements”, edited by Simon Cooper, Melinda Hinkson, Dan Tout.

Giles, David Boarder. Forthcoming. “Abject Economies, Illiberal Embodiment, and The Politics of Waste”. In Relational Poverty Politics. Edited by Victoria Lawson and Sarah Elwood. Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation Series. Athens: University of Georgia Press.

Giles, David Boarder. 2017. “Neutralizing Homelessness: Federal Policy and the Depoliticisation of Poverty.” In Urban Geography, 38(3).

Giles, David Boarder. 2016. “Distributions of Wealth and Waste: Food, Surplus, and Accumulation by Disposal.” In Anthropologies of Value: Use and Exchange in the Comparison of Human Economies. Edited by Luis Angosto Ferrandez and Geir Henning Presterudstuen. London: Pluto Press.

Giles, David Boarder. 2016. “Food Security: Ethnographic Perspectives on Food Environments, Urban Food Systems, and Principles for Action in Post-Quake Christchurch.” In New Zealand Social Policy for Social Work and Human Services: Diverse Perspectives. Edited by Jane Maidment and Liz Beddoe. Christchurch:
University of Canterbury Press.

Giles, David Boarder. 2015. “The Work of Waste-Making: Biopolitical Labour and the Myth of the Global City.” In Environmental Change and the World’s Futures: Ecologies, Ontologies, Mythologies. Edited by Jonathan Paul Marshall and Linda H. Connor. London: Routledge.

Giles, David Boarder. 2014. “The Anatomy of a Dumpster: Abject Capital and the Looking Glass of Value.” In Social Text No.118.


Other Professional/Academic Publications:

Giles, David Boarder, and Amy Peloff. 2016. “‘There’s Nothing Only About Being a Girl: Learning to Play the Doctor’s Companion.” In Companions in Doctor Who: Roles, Characters, Themes. Edited by Sherry Ginn and Gillian Leitch. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Giles, David Henry Boarder. 2015. “Ending Homelessness in the Global City.” In Anthropology News, May 2015.

Giles, David B. 2014. Review: “Waste Matters: New Perspectives on Food and Society”. In Gastronomica, Vol. 14(4), November.

Peloff, Amy and David Boarder Giles. 2013. “Welcome to the Hellmouth: Harnessing the Power of Fandom in the Classroom.” In Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Chicago: Intellect Press, University of Chicago Press.


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