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Darren Byler


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Anthropolist Darren Byler is a postdoctoral researcher in the ChinaMade project at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Trained in Uyghur and Chinese language and cultural systems, his research focuses on Uyghur dispossession, infrastructual power and ‘terror capitalism’ in Xinjiang. His writing has appeared in Asia-Pacific Journal, Contemporary Islam, Central Asian Survey, and the Journal of Chinese Contemporary Art.He has provided expert testimony on Uyghur human rights issues and writes a regular column on these issues for SupChina. Byler writes and curates the digital humanities art and politics repository The Art of Life in Chinese Central Asia, which is hosted at He received his PhD in anthropology at the University of Washington. Follow him on twitter @dtbyler

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