Contributing Editors Program

Contributing Editors create, edit, and curate digital content for the SCA website and social media feeds. Many of our innovative streams of web content started as the brainchild of one or two Contributing Editors, and the SCA prides itself on empowering and learning from early-career scholars. Through their participation in the Program, graduate students and recent PhDs also build networks across institutions and take part in mentoring and professionalization activities.

Contributing Editors are appointed for an initial two-year term, which can be extended once for a maximum term of four years; the next cohort will be selected in 2020.

Program Coordinators

Publications Manager

Jessica Lockrem

Society for Cultural Anthropology | culanth@culanth.org

Student Representative

Julia Sizek

University of California, Berkeley | jsizek@gmail.com

AnthroPod

Section Editor

Beth Derderian

Northwestern University | bethd@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests: Cultural production; anthropology of art; bureaucracy; labor; NGOs and organizational anthropology; rule of experts; citizenship; nationalism; transnationalism; the Middle East; Arab Gulf; United Arab Emirates

Section Editor

Josh Rivers

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee | jwrivers@uwm.edu

Research Interests: Digital games; institutions; queer theory; governance; virtual worlds

Contributing Editor

Cory-Alice André-Johnson

University of Virginia | ca9bm@virginia.edu

Research Interests: Ontology; not-knowing; creative ethnographic writing; Vezo women; Madagascar

Contributing Editor

Benjamin Bean

University of California, Davis | bbean@ucdavis.edu

Research Interests: Food and the senses; taste; music and sound; place and placemaking; post/decolonial thought; religion and secularism; Puerto Rico

Contributing Editor

Marios Falaris

Johns Hopkins University | mfalaris@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Love; temporality; affect; possibility; violence; South Asia

Contributing Editor

Liliana Gil

The New School | lilianagilsousa@gmail.com

Research Interests: Material and digital production; unconventional spaces of technoscience; industrial histories; repair; improvisation; Latin America; Brazil

Tristan Lee-Jones

Rutgers University | iam.tdjones@gmail.com

Research Interests: Extractive industry; settler colonialism; critical race and whiteness studies; state formation; violence; Canada; oil/tar sands; landscape; space; phenomenological and decolonial methodology

Contributing Editor

Siobhán McGuirk

Goldsmiths, University of London | s.mcguirk@gold.ac.uk

Research Interests: Migration and mobility; immigration/asylum law; sexuality; gender; NGOs and nonprofits; state power; visual and sensorial anthropology; discourse analysis; public anthropology; United States; Europe

Contributing Editor

Arielle Janet Milkman

University of Colorado Boulder | arielle.milkman@colorado.edu

Research Interests: Cultural memory; structural violence; urban risk, Latin America

Contributing Editor

Anar Parikh

Brown University | anar_parikh@brown.edu

Research Interests: Citizenship; democracy; political anthropology; publics and social imaginaries; South Asian diaspora; United States

Contributing Editor

Raphaëlle Rabanes

University of California, Berkeley/San Francisco | raphaelle@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Community responses to health and structural inequalities; French Caribbean/Guadeloupe; (post)colonial presents; racial formations; disabled life as resistance; dance as resistance; memorial/historical activism; medical anthropology; Black studies

Contributing Editor

Tariq Rahman

University of California, Irvine | tlrahman@uci.edu

Research Interests: Land; finance; cities; bureaucracy; diaspora; postcoloniality; Pakistan

Contributing Editor

Katherine Sacco

University of California, Irvine | ksacco@uci.edu

Research Interests: Anthropology of development; democracy; nationhood; new media; community art; globalization; Latin America; the Middle East

Contributing Editor

Althea SullyCole

Columbia University | aws2134@columbia.edu

Research Interests: Aurality; ethnomusicology; West Africa

Contributing Editor

Shelmith Wanjiru

University of Nairobi | shell@students.uonbi.ac.ke

Research Interests: Medical anthropology; health and medicine; rituals and practices; religion; ethnography; anthropology in Kenya

Member Voices

Section Editor

Pablo H. Seward Delaporte

Stanford University | pseward@stanford.edu

Research Interests: Anthropology of becoming; the politics of life, politics as life, and lived politics; social movements and activism; decolonial urbanism; urban citizenship; care and violence; migration and racism; neo/liberal governance; critical phenomenology; Latin America; Chile

Publishing Infrastructure

Contributing Editor

Danny Cardoza

University of Cambridge | djc92@cam.ac.uk

Research Interests: Jehovah’s Witnesses; anthropology of religion; anthropology of Christianity; theology; technology; pedagogy; language; morality and ethics; space and time; Central Asia; Russia

Contributing Editor

Paul Christians

Stanford University | pchrstns@stanford.edu

Research Interests: Heritage; expertise and experts; distributive politics; after cosmopolitanism; labor; migration; Qatar; Gulf; Jordan; Middle East

Contributing Editor

Anika Jugović Spajić

University of Pittsburgh | anj60@pitt.edu

Research Interests: Health and care; biopolitics; the state; postsocialism; neoliberalism; civil society; volunteerism; citizenship; responsibility; health activism; Serbia

Contributing Editor

Scott Schnur

Emory University | scott.schnur@emory.edu

Research Interests: Environmental anthropology; temporality; science and technology studies; Greenland and the Arctic

Contributing Editor

Aakash Solanki

University of Toronto | aakash.solanki@mail.utoronto.ca

Research Interests: Knowledge; algorithms, data, software; media anthropology; bureaucracy and the state; development; India

Contributing Editor

Janita Van Dyk

University of Toronto | janita.vandyk@mail.utoronto.ca

Research Interests: Temporality; neoliberalism; ecology; alternative agriculture; politics of (bio)diversity; food; Italy

Social Media

Section Editor

Hilary Agro

University of British Columbia | hilary.agro@alumni.ubc.ca

Research Interests: Medical anthropology; drugs and drug use; power; affect; neoliberalism; Latin America; activism; visual anthropology

Section Editor

Adam Fleischmann

McGill University | adam.fleischmann@mail.mcgill.ca

Research Interests: Climate change; politics; science; ethics; knowledge; philosophy

Contributing Editor

Sevda Arslan

University of Notre Dame | sarslan@nd.edu

Research Interests: Language; migration; nationalism; transnationalism; diaspora; identity formation; Zazaki; Kurdish; Kurdistan; Germany; Turkey

Contributing Editor

Breanna S. Escamilla

University of Illinois at Urbana‑Champaign | escamillabrea@gmail.com

Research Interests: Womxn of color feminisms; gender/sexuality; digital ethnography; ethics; media and culture; race/ethnicity; Chicanx/Latinx studies; popular culture

Contributing Editor

Ola Galal

Graduate Center, City University of New York | ogalal@gradcenter.cuny.edu

Research Interests: Legal anthropology; anthropology of religion

Contributing Editor

Hannah E. Quinn

University of Toronto | hannah.quinn@mail.utoronto.ca

Research Interests: Disability; ableism; personhood; intimacy; sexuality; sexual ethics; capacity to consent; social contract; solidarity; violence; research ethics; sensory and experimental ethnography

Contributing Editor

Scott Ross

George Washington University | scottandrewross@gmail.com

Research Interests: Humanitarianism; infrastructure; conflict; technology; intervention; Congo; Uganda

Contributing Editor

Lachlan Summers

University of California, Santa Cruz | lrsummer@ucsc.edu

Research Interests: Political ecology; prefigurative politics; insurance; chance; trauma; imagination and play; México

Contributing Editor

Joshua Weiss

University of California, Davis | jzweiss@ucdavis.edu

Research Interests: Anthropology of technology and media; Cuba, Internets; infrastructure

Teaching Tools

Section Editor

Kyle Harp-Rushing

University of California, Riverside | kharp001@ucr.edu

Research Interests: Open/citizen/commercial sciences; medical anthropology; experimental replication; gamification; anthropology of design; feminist science and technology studies

Section Editor

Laura LeVon

University at Buffalo | lauralev@buffalo.edu

Research Interests: Youth identity; peace and violence; memory; sectarianism; space and place; conflict resolution; media and violence; Northern Ireland; Europe; Cameroon

Contributing Editor

Kathryn Cox

University of California, Irvine | kecox@uci.edu

Research Interests: Environmental public health; race and racism; science and technology studies; Southern California

Contributing Editor

Erin Gould

University of California, Riverside | egoul001@ucr.edu

Research Interests: Youth; storytelling; performance; festivals; language; space; transformation; revival; Morocco; Middle East; pedagogy and innovations in teaching

Contributing Editor

Sonia Grant

University of Chicago | soniagrant@uchicago.edu

Research Interests: Jurisdiction; oil and gas; environment; settler colonialism; law; atmosphere; New Mexico

Contributing Editor

Marzieh Kaivanara

University of Bristol | m.kaivanara@gmail.com

Research Interests: Medical anthropology; anthropology of the Middle East; anthropology of religion; anthropology of the body; gender studies; social class; materiality and aesthetics; language and semiotics

Contributing Editor

Venera Khalikova

University of Pittsburgh | venera.khalikova@pitt.edu

Research Interests: Medicine and power; science and technology studies; plural medicine; nationalism and embodied belonging; biomorality; religious and ethnic ideologies, especially Hindu-Muslim relations in India; migration, health, and transnational therapeutic networks; food and consumption; gender, sexuality, and alternative therapeutics; political rhetoric; discourse analysis; ayurveda; yoga; unani; South Asia, the Himalayas, Russia

Contributing Editor

Dana McLachlin

University of Amsterdam | danamclachlin@gmail.com

Research Interests: Humanitarianism; postcolonialism; gender, race, and class; Bangladesh; economic anthropology

Contributing Editor

Sarah O’Sullivan

University of Toronto | s.osullivan@mail.utoronto.ca

Research Interests: HIV/AIDS; northern Uganda; Acholi; East Africa; morality and ethics; stigma; humanitarianism; value of life; development; representation; colonialism; global health; productivity; ethnographic pedagogy

Contributing Editor

Sydney Pullen

University of Arizona | spullen@email.arizona.edu

Research Interests: Alternative education models; education and social change; political economy; the U.S. South

Contributing Editor

Whitney Russell

University of California, San Diego | whitney.russell.ucsd@gmail.com

Research Interests: Precarity; gender; development; citizenship; political subjectivity; feminist pedagogy; South Asia

Contributing Editor

Isabel M. Salovaara

Stanford University | isalovaa@stanford.edu

Research Interests: Anthropology of capitalism; personhood; youth and adolescence; parallel education systems; moral anthropology; South Asia

Visual and New Media Review

Section Editor

Andrés Romero

Wayne State University | ar04797@gmail.com

Research Interests: Ethnographic writing; place and memory; violence; selfhood; images and imagination; Colombia

Contributing Editor

Ashley Elizabeth Drake

University of Chicago | adrake@uchicago.edu

Research Interests: Human–animal interaction; science and technology studies; multispecies ethnography; canines; companion animals; zoo studies; embodiment; anthropology of the military; subjectivity; affect; United States

Contributing Editor

Meredith Evans

York University | mgbevans@yorku.ca

Research Interests: Affect; aesthetics; medical anthropology; sensory anthropology; sound studies; ethnomusicology; feminist technoscience; decoloniality; feminist and queer theory

Contributing Editor

Alexandra Vieux Frankel

American Anthropological Association | afrankel@americananthro.org

Research Interests: Affect; gender; nationalism; placemaking; anthropology of literature; feminist anthropology; visual anthropology; Turkey

Contributing Editor

Juliana Friend

University of California, Berkeley | jgfriend@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Porn studies; circulation and publicity; queer theory; multimodal anthropology; Senegal; Côte d'Ivoire; participatory and collaborative research methods; archival practice

Contributing Editor

Megan Jeanne Gette

University of Texas at Austin | mjgette@utexas.edu

Research Interests: Sensory ethnography; experimental methods; multimodalisms; affect; somatics; labor; space; energy; infrastructure; rurality; political ecology; chemo-ethnography

Contributing Editor

Sander Holsgens

University College London | sander.holsgens.14@ucl.ac.uk

Research Interests: Film; architecture; poetics; aesthetics; phenomenology

Contributing Editor

Irmelin Joelsson

University of Oxford | irmelin.joelsson@anthro.ox.ac.uk

Research Interests: Urbanism; economic anthropology; risks and insurance; material cultures and infrastructure; Tanzania; curating and visual cultures

Contributing Editor

Jen K. Hughes

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities | hughe453@umn.edu

Research Interests: Economy; capitalism; financialization; colonialism; settler colonialism; sovereignty; utopia; social mobilization and protest; race and whiteness; translatability; time; magic; subjectivity and multiple ontologies; visual anthropology and filmmaking; critical theory; feminist, queer, and trans ethnography; Iceland

Contributing Editor

Melissa Lefkowitz

New York University | mfl270@nyu.edu

Research Interests: Transnational imaginaries and crossings; media; development; expertise; volunteerism; urban architectures; ethnographic cinema; China; Kenya

Contributing Editor

Alexandra Middleton

Princeton University | a.middleton@princeton.edu

Research Interests: Medical anthropology; social studies of science and technology; human‑machine interfaces; disability studies; experimentality; visual and sensorial anthropology; embodiment; Scandinavia; ethnographic film; documentary photography

Contributing Editor

Robyn Taylor-Neu

University of California, Berkeley | rtaylorneu@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Mediation; aesthetics; semiotics; voice; landscape

Contributing Editor

Laura Tradii

University of Cambridge | lt426@cam.ac.uk

Research Interests: Anthropology of death and burial; aesthetics; history of science, medicine, and technology