Jan Beek leads the research project ‘Police-translations – multilingualism and the everyday production of cultural difference’ at the department of Anthropology and African Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. He has worked on policing, state bureaucracies, cybercrime, the anthropology of fraud, transregional connections and collaborative research methods. He authored the book ‘Stateness: Police work in Ghana’ and co-edited ‘Police in Africa: the Street Level View’. Based on fieldwork in Ghana, Kenya, India, Niger and Germany, he has published in journals such as Africa, Ethnography, Journal of Modern African Studies and Social Anthropology.
An Anthropology of Defrauding and Faking. Special section, edited by Jan Beek, Cassis KIlian and Matthias Krings, Social Anthropology 27.3, 2019. ...>