New Books

Self-Making Man

A Day of Action, Life, and Language.

New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.



Intercorporeality. Emerging Socialities in Interaction.

Edited by Christian Meyer, Jürgen Streeck, and J.Scott Jordan.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.




Jürgen Streeck (Dr.phil, Freie Universität Berlin) is a linguist and professor of communication studies, Germanic studies, and anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. From May 2013 through April 2014 he is Georg Gottlob Gervinus Fellow and Visiting Professor at Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg (Germany). His research specialization is the video-based, micro-ethnographic study of human interaction in its cultural, ecological, and political contexts, and he investigates how people use language, their bodies, and their material and social environment to make sense with each other, get things done, and build community in their everyday lives. While his investigative methods focus on the production of concrete, specific moments, places, and communities, Streeck is equally interested in the anthropological foundations of language and communication.

Jürgen Streeck was founding president of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS) and a Fellow of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) at Bielefeld University and of Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS). He serves on the editorial boards of Gesture and Multimodal Communication. Jürgen teaches classes on visual media and interaction; hip-hop; gesture and embodied communication; intercultural communication; and communication and identity.


Recent publications: 

2009 Gesturecraft The Manu-facture of Meaning.

Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

(Paperback 2011)


2009 Anticipation and Projection in Embodied Interaction.

Special double issue.

Discourse Processes, 46, 2-3, 2009.

Eds. J. Streeck & J. S. Jordan


2011 Streeck, J.,C. Goodwin & C. LeBaron (eds.).

Embodied Interaction. Language and Body in the Material World.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.