This seminar is part of the King’s College Silk Roads Programme.

Catherine Alexander is Professor of Social Anthropology at Durham University. Amongst other interests she has been working on a variety of issues connected with household and nuclear wastes and their management in Britain and Kazakhstan for over 20 years. She currently holds a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship ‘Forms and Fears of Failure’ investigating how different kinds of failure appear and are experienced at different scales and temporalities in large public sector organizations.