Ian Lowrie

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  • I'm currently a doctoral student in the sociocultural program at Rice University, and the editor of Platypus, the CASTAC blog. I work on data science and computational neuroscience in Russia and the United States.
  • Contributing since November 30, 2012

CASTAC Co-Chairs and Contributors

Elizabeth Reddy

Nick Seaver

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  • I'm an anthropologist who studies how people use technology to interpret, reproduce, and circulate sound. My current book project is titled Computing Taste: The Making of Algorithmic Music Recommendation, based on a long-term ethnographic study of the developers of music recommender systems. In previous research, I've studied the history of the player piano and experimental music.
  • Contributing since April 10, 2013

Web Producer

Angela Kristin VandenBroek

  • I am an anthropology PhD candidate at Binghamton University, a visiting researcher at Stockholm University’s Department of Social Anthropology, and a freelance web designer/developer. I combine my anthropological expertise with nearly a decade of experience in design and web development to investigate cultures of expertise that generate around working with and making web and other digital technologies. I am currently conducting ethnographic fieldwork in Stockholm, Sweden on innovation in #SthlmTech.
  • Contributing since January 2, 2012


Jordan Kraemer

Patricia G. Lange

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  • Patricia G. Lange is an Anthropologist and Associate Professor of Critical Studies (undergraduate program) and Visual & Critical Studies (graduate program) at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. Her work focuses on technical identity performance and use of video to express the self and civically engage. She is the author of Kids on YouTube: Technical Identities and Digital Literacies (Routledge, 2014). She also produced and directed the film Hey Watch This! Sharing the Self Through Media (2013) which provides a diachronic look at the rise and fall of YouTube as a social media site. Her website is:
  • Contributing since October 2, 2012

Contributing Editors


Emily Brooks

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  • I'm a Ph.D. student in Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine, and a Graduate Research Associate with the Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center. My dissertation project investigates the science and cultural politics of slow ecological disasters through a focus on water scarcity, climate change, and applied environmental science in the Southern California desert.
  • Contributing since May 9, 2014

Baird Campbell

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  • Baird Campbell is a PhD student in anthropology at Rice University. His research explores the intersections of social media, alternative archival practices, and trans activism in Chile.
  • Contributing since February 9, 2017

Evan Conaway

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  • Evan P. Conaway is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. His dissertation work examines how servers shape the way gamers experience place. Currently, he is exploring how gamers are using servers to preserve, memorialize, and restore virtual worlds, asking how virtual space is maintained and reproduced in relation to the material technologies that create it and what politics are embedded in present-day efforts to engage with the pasts of online game worlds.
  • Contributing since July 26, 2016

Rebekah Cupitt

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  • Rebekah is currently a post-doctoral researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Her research focuses on the intersections with deaf identity, technology, and organisations.
  • Contributing since February 13, 2017

Peter Taber

Former Co-Chair and Contributors

Jennifer Carlson

Jennifer Cool

Regular Contributors

Allison Fish

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  • Allison is a postdoctoral fellow with the Innovating Communication in Scholarship project at UC Davis. Trained in both law and anthropology, her research explores recent developments surrounding one key mechanism impacting access to knowledge and cultural heritage - intellectual property rights (IPRs). The project addresses the globalization and commodification of South Asian traditional medical/spiritual systems and the ramifications this has for local and international markets and legal systems.
  • Contributing since February 25, 2014

Chris Furlow

Yuliya Grinberg

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  • I am a PhD candidate in the department of anthropology at Columbia University. My work examines the expansion of self-tracking and the social impact of personal data increasingly generated by mobile applications and sensor technology. I am particularly interested in data aesthetics and the relationship between data and embodiment.
  • Contributing since October 5, 2015

David Hakken

Todd Hanson

Lizzy Hare

Charlotte Linde

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  • Charlotte Linde is an anthropologist and linguist at NASA Ames Research Center. Her informal title is Socio-RocketScientist: probably the only one in the world. She is the author of two books on narrative and memory: "Life Stories: The Creation of Coherence" and "Working the Past: Narrative and Institutional Memory," both Oxford University Press.
  • Contributing since February 25, 2013

Sean Mallin

Jasmine McNealy

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  • Jasmine E. McNealy is an assistant professor in the Department of Telecommunication, in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida, where she studies information, communication and technology with a view toward influencing law and policy.
  • Contributing since February 25, 2016

Casey O'Donnell

Luis Felipe R. Murillo

Michael Scroggins

Jamie Sherman

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  • Jamie Sherman holds an M.A. in Gender, Performance, and Religion from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study (2003) and a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Princeton University (2011). Her most recent research is on emergent and shifting practices of body, self, and technology in contemporary US society. She should be working harder to complete her ethnography of play, pain and self-transformation at an “all natural” bodybuilding gym in Brooklyn, NY, but instead she is reading and commenting on blogs.
  • Contributing since April 13, 2013

Emily Wanderer

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  • Emily is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh. She is an anthropologist of science and medicine, and her research focuses on biopolitics, biosecurity, and the multispecies turn, particularly in Latin America.
  • Contributing since February 8, 2015

Adrienne Young

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  • "Independent" scholar, MA Anthropology,George Washington U., ABD Ethology @ Michigan. Working peripherally in academia at Michigan. Interests: Popular culture, embodiment, politics, medicine, etc.
  • Contributing since January 24, 2013


Dr Andus


Rene Almeling

Meryl Alper

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  • Dr. Meryl Alper is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Dr. Alper studies and teaches about the social implications of communication technologies, with a focus on youth and families, disability, and mobile media. She is the author of Digital Youth with Disabilities (MIT Press, 2014) and Giving Voice: Mobile Communication, Disability, and Inequality (MIT Press, 2017). Prior to joining the faculty at Northeastern, she earned her doctoral and master’s degrees from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and History from Northwestern University. In her research and teaching, Dr. Alper also draws on her professional experience in educational children’s media as a researcher, strategist, and consultant with Sesame Workshop, PBS, Nickelodeon, and Disney. She can be found online at and Twitter @merylalper.
  • Contributing since April 24, 2017

Sareeta Amrute

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  • Sareeta Amrute studies digital technologies, labor, and equality. She is Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her first book, Encoding Race, Encoding Class: Indian IT Workers in Berlin, was published by Duke University Press in August 2016 and has received the Diana Forsythe Prize for the best book in anthropology on work, science, and/or technology, including biomedicine. In addition to developing ethical principles for technologists, Sareeta is interested in humor, rage, and all the emotions in between that digital technologies elicit.
  • Contributing since August 19, 2016

Andrew Asher

Nandita Badami

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  • Nandita Badami is a graduate student in Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. Her research considers the politics of sunlight as it gets enrolled into modern regimes of energy in India.
  • Contributing since October 11, 2016

Veronica Barassi

Roberto Barrios

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  • Roberto Barrios is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He received his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of New Orleans in 1996 and his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Florida in 2004. His research has explored the ways disaster-affected populations navigate NGO and governmental disaster reconstruction policies and practices, with a specific focus on how issues of personhood, embodiment, neoliberalism, governmentality, and developmentalism play out in these contexts.
  • Contributing since May 25, 2014


  • Read Posts by jonbialecki
  • Jon Bialecki (Born 1969, JD 1997, Ph.D. 2009) is a fellow in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. His academic interests include the anthropology of religion, anthropology of the subject, ontology and temporality, religious language ideology, and religious Transhumanist movements. His ethnography A Diagram for Fire: Miracles and Variation in an American Charismatic Movement is out with the University of California Press, and he is currently writing a book on the intersection of Mormonism and Transhumanism.
  • Contributing since November 22, 2016

Erik Bigras

Göde Both

Samantha Breslin

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  • I am a PhD Candidate in anthropology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. My research explores the "making" of computer scientists in Singapore, looking at knowledge-making practices in computer science; personal and national imaginaries about computing; local and transnational networks of computing students, professors, knowledges, practices, and curricula; and the performances and silences of gender in relation to computing.
  • Contributing since December 15, 2015

Nicola Bulled

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  • Nicola Bulled is a Fogarty Foundation/NIH post-doctoral fellow with the Center for Global Health at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on infectious diseases in highly vulnerable and disadvantaged populations in the U.S. and southern Africa, with an aim to guide the development of culturally informed interventions and health policy.
  • Contributing since October 8, 2014

Charlotte Cabasse-Mazel

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  • Charlotte Cabasse-Mazel holds a PhD in Geography and Science and Technologies Studies from the University of Paris-Est, where she studied at the Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires et Sociétés (LATTS), at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. She is interested in the ways in which practices and methodologies of data science transform production of knowledge and interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as scientific personae and trajectories within the academic institution. Her PhD research focused on the creation of hybrid communities and the transformation of subjects (both resident/expert) and space, facing risk of natural disasters in the Bay Area of San Francisco. Previously researcher at EPFL, Switzerland, she worked on research projects questioning the definition of “science”, “society”, “future” and “risk”. She also participated to join research-action project with UN Agencies (ISRD, WHO) in Madagascar. Before going back to graduate school, she was a civil servant in French Embassy in South Africa and an NGO project coordinator for Aide Médicale Internationale (AMI) in Afghanistan and Indonesia. She also worked as a web and freelance journalist, having collaborated with French local and national newspapers. She received her MA in Cultural Geography from Université de Reims, France; and MA and BA in Information and Communications Sciences from Université de la Sorbonne, Paris, France.
  • Contributing since December 1, 2015

Rebecca Carlson

Melissa Cefkin

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  • Melissa Cefkin is a Principal Scientist & Design Anthropologist at Nissan Research in Silicon Valley where she explores the potential of having autonomous vehicles as interactive agents in the world. She completed her PhD in cultural anthropology at Rice University and has years (decades?) experience at the intersection of ethnographic and anthropological research with design, business and technical system development. Previously she worked at IBM Research, Sapient Corporation and the Institute for Research on Learning. Melissa is the author of numerous publications including the Ethnography and the Corporate Encounter (editor, Berghahn Books 2009) and served in a wide range of the leadership roles, including president and conference co-chair, for the EPIC (Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference) organization.
  • Contributing since January 23, 2016


  • Read Posts by efchurchill
  • Elizabeth Churchill is Director of Human Computer Interaction at eBay Research Labs. A psychologist by training, Elizabeth has a PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining eBay, Elizabeth led and contributed to research in Human Computer Interaction, social computing, social media and socio-technical design at Yahoo Research labs, at PARC (the Palo Alto Research Center) and FX Palo Laboratory, Fuji Xerox's lab in Palo Alto.
  • Contributing since March 25, 2013

Gabriella Coleman

Alison Cool

Nicholas D'Avella

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  • Nicholas D’Avella is a postdoctoral fellow at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. An ethnographer of contemporary Argentine economic life, he is currently completing his first manuscript, Concrete Dreams: Markets, Politics, and the Lives of Buildings in Post-Crisis Buenos Aires, an ethnographic study of a construction boom following Argentina’s economic and political crisis of 2001. Based on two years of fieldwork with real estate investors, architects, and neighborhood residents, the book describes how buildings were incorporated into post-crisis practices of economic investment, and how other forms of value were made to endure in the face of buildings’ increasingly central place in Argentine economic life.
  • Contributing since April 18, 2016

Alessandro Delfanti

Tania DoCarmo

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  • I study culture, law & society at University of California Irvine (UCI), and am currently part of a collaborative project to develop UCI's Technology, Law and Society Institute. I'm generally interested in the construction of social problems at a global scale, intersections of crime and migration, and discourses around the power of storytelling. Prior to graduate school I worked ten years for an international organization in Brazil, Cambodia and the US on projects related to rights, violence, and human trafficking.
  • Contributing since January 28, 2018

Lina Eklund

Madeleine Clare Elish


Abou Farman

Elizabeth Ferry

Bilge Firat

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  • Trained as a political anthropologist, I research questions of access and accountability through the corridors of power. My doctoral work honed in on the political and policy negotiations and lobbying during Turkey’s contentious integration to the EU in Brussels. My current research follows energy transport infrastructures connecting Europe and Asia via Turkey in their making. I am Assistant Professor of International Studies at Texas A&M University.
  • Contributing since July 17, 2017

Rachel Flamenbaum

Rachel Fleming

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  • Rachel C. Fleming received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She studies technology, gender, work, and kinship in India and the US, particularly the impact of new jobs in information technology for women from different generations in Bangalore.
  • Contributing since June 1, 2016


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  • M.M. Foreman is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh, where she teaches courses on economic and political anthropology. She won the 2014 Public Anthropology Series International Book Competition with her co-author Phil Kao for "Boomtown and the Culture of American Inequality."
  • Contributing since August 20, 2015

Scott Freeman

Ilana Gershon

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  • Ilana Gershon is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, Bloomington, and is interested in how new media affects highly charged social tasks, such as breaking up or hiring in the United States. She has written about how people use new media to end romantic relationships in her book The Breakup 2.0: Disconnecting over New Media. Her current research addresses how new media affects hiring in the contemporary US workplace.
  • Contributing since March 2, 2016

Martin Gibbs

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  • Martin Gibbs is a Senior Lecturer in department of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. His research interests lie at the intersection between Science Technology Studies (STS) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) with an ongoing interest in Game Studies. Current projects include: the adoption and appropriation of High-Speed Broadband in the home; Digital Commemoration; Tabletop Gaming and Social, Natural User Interfaces.
  • Contributing since October 11, 2013

Steven Gonzalez

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  • Steven Gonzalez conducts ethnographic research in IT facilities like server farms to investigate how technicians use their bodies and senses to manage thermodynamic conditions in climate-controlled spaces. Steven intends to tease out through linguistic analysis and participant observation, how cloud computing operators interact with sociotechnical phenomena like heat, cooling, airflow, power and computer servers, to better understand how facets of professional culture may contribute to energy waste. Steven is also interested in the environmental impact of the Cloud and how Anthropologists may be able to advise corporations and state agencies on how professional culture within the Cloud contributes to energy waste. Steven Gonzalez holds a BA in Feminist Anthropology from Keene State College,an MA in Anthropology from Brandeis University and is currently a PhD student in the History, Anthropology, Science, Technology & Society (HASTS) program at MIT.
  • Contributing since February 8, 2017


Matt Hale

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  • Matt Hale is a dual PhD student at Indiana University, Bloomington within the Folklore and Ethnomusicology and Communication and Culture departments and an Associate Instructor in later department. He holds a BA in Anthropology and an MA in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University. His research focuses on fandom and participatory cultures and popular media reception and response in general and, in particular, on the art and craft of cosplay.
  • Contributing since August 9, 2013

Amelia Hassoun

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  • Amelia Hassoun is a doctoral researcher in Sociocultural Anthropology. Her current research focuses on residents interacting with and creatively reworking the data-gathering technologies that permeate the Singaporean city-space, as well as the makers of these technologies. This project builds upon her Master's research at UCL on how values become encoded in software systems that process patient data in the NHS, as well as preliminary research with UCL's Why We Post project while an undergraduate at Yale. Before re-entering the wild world of academia, she worked as a patient website designer in London.
  • Contributing since October 6, 2016

David J. Hess

Heather Horst

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  • Heather A. Horst is a Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, Co-Director of the Digital Ethnography Research Centre and a Research Fellow in the MA Program in Digital Anthropology at University College London. A sociocultural anthropologist by training, Heather’s research focuses upon new media, material culture, and transnational migration. She is the co-author of The Cell Phone: An Anthropology of Communication (Horst and Miller, Berg, 2006), Living and Learning with Digital Media: Findings from the Digital Youth Project (Ito, Horst, et al., 2009, MIT Press), and Hanging Out, Messing Around and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with Digital Media (Ito, et al. 2010, MIT Press). Her most recent book, to be released in October 2012, is an edited volume with Daniel Miller entitled Digital Anthropology.
  • Contributing since March 26, 2013

Vincent Ialenti

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  • Vincent Ialenti is a Mellon Fellow at Cornell University's Society for the Humanities, a U.S. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and a PhD Candidate in Cornell's Department of Anthropology. His ethnographic research explores how safety assessment experts working on Finland’s radioactive waste disposal project at Olkiluoto grappled with issues of deep time, death, collaboration, and succession.
  • Contributing since February 27, 2016

Sharon Kaufman

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  • Sharon Kaufman is Chair of the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Her work explores topics at the intersection of medical knowledge and society’s expectations for health. Her research has examined: the changing culture and structure of US medicine; health care delivery at the end-of-life; the relationship of biotechnologies to ethics, governance and medical practice; the shifting terrain of evidence in clinical science; practices of risk assessment; and mistrust of science.
  • Contributing since November 11, 2015

Shreeharsh Kelkar

Ashley Rose Kelly

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  • Ashley Rose Kelly earned her Ph.D. at NC State and will join Purdue's Brian Lamb School of Communication in August 2014 as an Assistant Professor. Kelly's research focuses on rhetorical theory, genre theory, and science studies and has been published in Communication Monographs, Environmental Communication, and several other communication-related venues. As well, she writes for the PLOS Citizen Sci blog, Scistarter, and Discover's Citizen Sci Salon. She has taught courses in scientific and technical communication as well as in science, technology, and society (STS).
  • Contributing since April 10, 2014

Ali Kenner

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  • My research and teaching focus on 1) environmental health and the politics of care, 2) the spaces in which health and disease are produced (homes, cities, clinics, and public health networks), and 3) how embodied experiences of health and disease are technologically mediated. My first book project has focused on the experiences of asthmatics and environmental sense. I also lead a Philadelphia-based project focused on air quality, sustainability, and health in the context of late industrialism.
  • Contributing since March 20, 2013

Eben Kirksey

Joseph Klein

Marcel LaFlamme

Susan Lepselter

Kristina Lyons

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  • Kristina Lyons is Assistant Professor of Feminist Science Studies and Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is also on the advisory board of the Science & Justice Research Center. Kristina is currently working on a book project entitled, Decomposition as Life Politics: Soil Practitioners and Vital Spaces in the Colombian Amazon. This manuscript is based on more than ten years of fieldwork in Colombia where she engaged in an ethnography of human-soil relations across laboratories, greenhouses, gardens, and farms with soil scientists in the capital city of Bogotá, and small farmers and rural social movements in the Andean-Amazonian foothills of Putumayo.
  • Contributing since March 6, 2016

Bill Maurer

Jonathan McLeod

Ben McMahan

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  • My work focuses on risk, resilience/vulnerability, and disaster within the context of the built environment (including energy systems infrastructure). My current focus is on climate and environmental risks in the arid Southwest, while previous work focused on hurricanes and disaster on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
  • Contributing since April 19, 2017

Lisa Messeri

Hélène Mialet

Chandra Middleton

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  • Chandra is a PhD candidate in the anthropology department at the University of California, Irvine. Having returned to graduate school after a career in law, she is currently conducting fieldwork in Washington, DC, on rulemaking, bureaucracy, and environmental policy.
  • Contributing since September 30, 2017

Daniel Miller

Dawn Nafus

Robin Nagle


Claire Nicholas

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  • I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Human Ecology at the University of Alberta. I'm especially interested in design, design education, and craft in Morocco and North America.
  • Contributing since June 16, 2015

Valerie Olson

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  • Valerie Olson is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. She studies the making and governance of large scale environmental systems and extremities.
  • Contributing since May 5, 2015

Grant Jun Otsuki

Canay Ozden-Schilling


Bryce Peake

Simone Popperl

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  • Simone is a PhD Candidate at the University of California, Irvine. She is working on a dissertation about environmental crisis, resource extraction, and settler colonialism in the Dead Sea area.
  • Contributing since February 20, 2016

Lucero Radonic

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  • I am an assistant professor in the department of anthropology at Michigan State University. My research focuses on the intersections of water rights and infrastructure, the science and micropolitics of climate change, and urbanization in Latin America and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Through my work I also seek to expand the methods toolkit for social science research in human-environmental relations through engagement in interdisciplinary collaborations and methodological innovation.
  • Contributing since September 25, 2017

Sayd Randle

Ken Riopelle

Elizabeth Rodwell

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  • is a anthropologist of media and technology with a primary focus on Japan. Her dissertation / manuscript is on the development of interactive, social television in Japan as a tool for resistance to censorship. During the 2016-17 academic year she is a Visiting Research Fellow at Rice University, and an anthropology instructor at the University of Houston-Downtown. She also somehow works full-time as a UX Researcher for ChaiOne, in Houston, TX.
  • Contributing since February 6, 2015

Andrew Russell



Rommel Salas


Daria Savchenko

Andrew Schrock

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  • Andrew Schrock is a Ph.D candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. He primarily researches mobile collectives and the platforms that support them. He also likes thinking & talking about hackers (hackerspaces, civic data hacking).
  • Contributing since March 19, 2013

Ben Shestakofsky


Eliot Storer

Ethnography Studio

Shreya Subramani

Lucy Suchman

Alex Taylor

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  • Alex is a sociologist working at Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK). He has undertaken investigations into a range of routine and often mundane aspects of everyday life. For instance, he's developed what some might see as an unhealthy preoccupation with hoarding, dirt, clutter and similar seemingly banal subject matter. Most recently, he’s begun obsessing over computation and wondering what the compulsion for seeing-data-everywhere might mean for the future of humans and machines.
  • Contributing since March 20, 2017

A.R.E. Taylor

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  • A.R.E. Taylor is a PhD student with the Division of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. His current ethnographic research draws from fieldwork conducted in data centers and explores the sociopolitical dynamics underlying the configuration of space weather and electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) as security threats to digital-industrial infrastructure.
  • Contributing since June 5, 2017

Jen Telesca

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  • Jennifer E. Telesca is Assistant Professor of Environmental Justice in the Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute. Her research takes an interdisciplinary approach to ocean studies, spanning the interests of the human–animal relationship, science and technology, political ecology and environmental diplomacy.
  • Contributing since April 2, 2017

Eva Theunissen

Will Thomas

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  • Will Thomas received his PhD in the History of Science from Harvard University in 2007.  He has held postdoctoral positions at the American Institute of Physics and Imperial College London, and is currently a senior historian at History Associates, Inc. He has blogged about historiography and historical methodology at his blog, Ether Wave Propaganda, since 2008.
  • Contributing since March 29, 2016


Eli Thorkelson

Katie Ulrich

David Valentine

Phillip Vannini

Jeannette Vaught

Maria Vidart-Delgado

Matt Watson

  • Read Posts by Matt Watson
  • Matt Watson teaches anthropology at Mount Holyoke College. He has published on cosmopolitics and the history of Maya studies in journals that include American Anthropologist, Social Studies of Science, Cultural Critique, and Theory, Culture & Society. He's now writing an archive-based experimental ethnography on Maya hieroglyphic decipherment as a scientific and spiritual practice. Although he has some Luddite tendencies, his future plans include subtweeting his way to the top.
  • Contributing since May 3, 2016

Adam Webb-Orenstein

Derek Woods


  • Read Posts by mwrapp
  • Melissa is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at UC Irvine. Her research investigates property and the politics of urban densification projects in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Contributing since February 14, 2018

Lily Ye

Alexandra Zafiroglu

Leah Zani

Everett Zhang

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  • Everett Yuehong Zhang is Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies and Anthropology at Princeton University. His current research compares the Tangshan earthquake in 1976 and the Sichuan earthquake in 2008, to explore how different ways of mourning the loss of life make a huge difference in producing life’s worthiness or unworthiness in China and how public grieving has become a crucial site of struggle for justice and well-being.
  • Contributing since November 14, 2016



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