Robin Nagle has been the anthropologist-in-residence at New York City’s Department of Sanitation since 2006; she is the first person to hold the title. She teaches anthropology and urban studies at New York University, where she also directs the Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought. She lives in Harlem.
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“Meticulous . . . [Nagle’s] passion for the subject really comes to life.” —The New York Times
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