New York University Professor Allen Feldman, who authored Formations of Violence: The Narrative of the Body and Political Terror in Northern Ireland (Chicago), is available for comment on the Irish Republican Army’s announcement that it is ceasing armed activity in Northern Ireland.

Feldman has conducted ethnographic field research in Northern Ireland and South Africa and with the homeless in New York City. His interests include visual culture and violence, the political anthropology of the body and the senses, and the archeology of media and technology.

Reporters interested in speaking with Feldman should contact James Devitt, Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or

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