Topic: The concept of state and how to approach study in the state.
Roger Begrich is a legal, political, and medical anthropologist specializing in the socio-cultural anthropology of the law and of the state, in critical indigenous theory, in the study of aging, as well as in drug and alcohol studies. He received his PhD from the Johns Hopkins University, and has been teaching there as well as at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. He has conducted research in the Indian state of Jharkhand on indigeneity and alcohol, and is currently preparing two new research projects: on aging and pharmaceutical care, as well as on the social implications of solar energy. He is a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for European Global Studies at the University of Basel in Switzerland.