Chris Kaplonski


Chris Kaplonski served as Project Manager for the Oral History project, overseeing the day-to-day running of the project as well as the website design and implementation and is currently at Lecturer at the Division of Social Anthropology, Univerity of Cambridge. Chris is a political anthropologist who has carried out research in Mongolia since the early 1990s.

His work encompasses the remaking of history after socialism; the role of narrative, the role of bureaucracy and archives in reconstructing the past; political violence and its aftermath; show trials; and remembering political violence.

He is the author of Truth, history and politics in Mongolia: the memory of heroes (Routledge, 2004), and the forthcoming The question of the lamas: violence, sovereignty and exception in early socialist Mongolia (University of Hawaii Press), among other publications.