Contributing Editors Program

In 2008, Cultural Anthropology established an editorial intern program to help extend the journal’s readership and to mentor the next generation of anthropologists during their graduate training. This model went on to inspire similar programs at other leading anthropology journals and blogs. In recognition of the invaluable (and largely uncompensated) labor that graduate students provide, the name of the program was changed in 2014 and participants now carry the title of Contributing Editor.

Contributing editors create, edit, and curate digital content for the Cultural Anthropology website including author interviews, themed collections of articles, podcasts, instructional materials, and more. Our social media team maintains the journal’s presence on Facebook and Twitter, while our section editors solicit content and define an editorial vision for their corner of the website. Many of our innovative streams of web content started as the brainchild of one or two contributing editors, and Cultural Anthropology prides itself on empowering and learning from early-career scholars.

The Contributing Editors Program is open to graduate students anywhere in the English-speaking world: participants have come from universities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Western Europe. Incoming contributing editors are encouraged to commit to two years of service; the next call for participants will be announced in the fall of 2018.


Program Coordinators

Marcel LaFlamme

Managing Editor, Cultural Anthropology
Email: marcel@culanth.org

Darren Byler

Student Representative, SCA Board
Email: dtbyler@gmail.com


Section Editors

Hilary Agro

University of British Columbia
Email: hilary.agro@alumni.ubc.ca

Section: Social Media Team

CA Projects: SCA Meetings (High Stakes)

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

Patricia Alvarez

Rice University
Email: p.alvarez@rice.edu

Section: Visual and New Media Review

CA Projects: Screening Room (Roots of Love; Savage Memory; Bad Friday; Gods and Kings; Trees Tropiques; Voices of El Alto; Jeepney; The Absent Stone; Peasant Family Happiness; Cast in India)

Research Interests: Visual anthropology; aesthetics and politics; materiality; fashion theory; anthropology of capitalism and development; indigeneity and race; Latin America

Tiana Bakić Hayden

New York University
Email: tbh222@nyu.edu

Section: Correspondences

CA Projects: Field Notes (Illegality); Correspondences (Introducing Correspondences)

Research Interests: Legal and political anthropology; food; markets; space and place; Mexico

Sander Holsgens

University College London
Email: sander.holsgens.14@ucl.ac.uk

Section: Visual and New Media Review

CA Projects: Screening Room (Griot); Visual and New Media Review (Time and the Axe)

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

Rupa Pillai

University of Oregon
Email: rpillai@uoregon.edu

Section: AnthroPod

CA Projects: AnthroPod (Kamari Clarke; Worlding with the Body; Laura Moran; Tobias Rees; Alma Gottlieb; AnthroPod 2.0); Curated Collections (Subaltern Studies)

Research Interests: Anthropology of religion; feminist anthropology; race; gender; transnationalism; place; embodiment; the Caribbean; South Asia

Jennifer Shaw

Simon Fraser University
Email: jeshaw@sfu.ca

Section: Social Media Team

CA Projects: SCA Meetings (Beyond the Familiar Text); Curated Collections (Precarity)

Research Interests: Anthropology of children and youth; transnational migration; family and care; precarity and labor; gender, race, and class; participatory and visual research methods

Leah Zani

University of California, Irvine
Email: lzani@uci.edu

Section: Teaching Tools

CA Projects: Teaching Tools (Embodiment and Technology; Anthropology Electric; A New Vision for Teaching Tools); Correspondences (Teaching Race)

Research Interests: Postwar revival and development; remnants of war; religious revival; faith-based development; expertise; uncertainty; the Lao PDR; Southeast Asia; arts-based research methods


Contributing Editors

Ea Arnoldi

SOAS, University of London and Lund University
Email: eaarnoldi87@gmail.com

CA Projects: AnthroPod (Livia Stone; Fieldwork and Morality)

Research Interests: Conflict; grassroots activism and art; political anthropology; urban anthropology; Middle Eastern anthropology (especially Palestine, Israel, Egypt, and Iran)

Sevda Arslan

University of Notre Dame
Email: sarslan@nd.edu

CA Projects: Social Media

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

Akanksha Awal

University of Oxford
Email: akanksha.awal@sjc.ox.ac.uk

CA Projects: Correspondences

Research Interests: Youth; social change; gender; value; time; education; labor; marriage; new media; South Asia

David Ayala-Alfonso

Art Center College of Design
Email: davidayala@gmail.com

Research Interests: Critical media anthropology; visual anthropology; cultural geography; social protest; critical urbanism; discourse analysis; Latin America; the global South

CA Projects: Visual and New Media Review

Jara M. Carrington

University of New Mexico
Email: jmc0150@gmail.com

CA Projects: AnthroPod; Teaching Tools

Research Interests: Queer anthropology; queer migration studies; LGBTQ activisms; NGOs; immigration; citizenship; affect and advocacy; power and subjectivity; United States

Nellie Chu

University of Göttingen
Email: nchu@gwdg.de

CA Projects: Correspondences

Research Interests: Postsocialism; fast fashion; global supply chains; transnational migrant entrepreneurship; counterfeit culture; gendered labor; digital media; urbanization; China

Jessica Cooper

Princeton University
Email: jmc6@princeton.edu

CA Projects: Correspondences

Research Interests: Madness and critical psychiatry; liberalism, law, and the state; responsibility and accountability; care, affect, and intersubjectivity; subjectivity and ethics; critical theory; ethnography and research methods; United States

Julien Cossette

University of Chicago
Email: jcossette@uchicago.edu

CA Projects: Supplemental Pages (Kwon 2015); Dialogues (Errance and Elsewheres); Teaching Tools (Seeing through the Static)

Research Interests: Climate change politics; sea level rise and flooding; materiality; design, engineering, and infrastructure; temporality and planning; informality, creativity, and improvisation; experiments in ethnographic writing; Senegal; West Africa

Elizabeth DeLuca

University of California, Irvine
Email: aedeluca@uci.edu

CA Projects: Correspondences

Research Interests: Politics and ethics of long-term care; nonsecular medicine; modeling health and social futures; gender and kinship; formalization of labor; Turkey

Beth Derderian

Northwestern University
Email: bethd@u.northwestern.edu

CA Projects: AnthroPod; Visual and New Media Review

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

Ned Dostaler

University of California, Berkeley
Email: ned.dostaler@berkeley.edu

CA Projects: Supplemental Pages (Mazzarella 2015; Shapiro 2015); Dialogues (Willing to be Convinced; The Materiality of Finance); Teaching Tools (Gardening with Love and Others); Bateson Book Forum (Behold the Black Caiman)

Research Interests: sociocultural anthropology; South Asia (India, Tamil Nadu)

Ashley Elizabeth Drake

University of Chicago
Email: adrake@uchicago.edu

CA Projects: Visual and New Media Review

Research Interests: Human-animal interaction; anthrozoology; science and technology studies; subjectivity; psychological anthropology; zoo studies; multispecies ethnography; embodiment; affect; militarism

Leah Eades

University College London
Email: laeades@gmail.com

CA Projects: Social Media

Research Interests: Medical anthropology; science and technology studies; science communication; pseudoscience; sexual health; HIV/AIDS; sex work

Marios Falaris

Johns Hopkins University
Email: mfalaris@jhu.edu

CA Projects: AnthroPod

Research Interests: Precarity; home and homelessness; migration; hospitality; violence; South Asia

Alexandra Vieux Frankel

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Email: frankel@uwm.edu

CA Projects: Visual and New Media Review

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

Camille Frazier

University of California, Los Angeles
Email: c.frazier@ucla.edu

CA Projects: Teaching Tools

Research Interests: Food and environmental anthropology; food systems; agriculture; supply chains; urbanization; urban-rural relationships; health and food safety; India

Sean Furmage

American University
Email: sean.furmage@american.edu

CA Projects: Supplemental Pages (Fisher 2015; Chance 2015); AnthroPod (#BlackLivesMatter; Anna Tsing); Teaching Tools (A Critical Archaeology of Documents)

Research Interests: Kenya; violence; democracy; political reform

Andrés García Molina

Columbia University
Email: ajg2219@columbia.edu

CA Projects: Supplemental Pages (Stavrianakis 2015; Dialogues (Electric Potentials; Foreclosure Stories; Demanding to Be Seen; Teaching Tools (Anthropology Electric); Visual and New Media Review (On Citizenfour)

Research Interests: Sound; media and infrastructure; ethnomusicology; telecommunications; Cuba

Liliana Gil Sousa

New School for Social Research
Email: lilianagilsousa@gmail.com

CA Projects: AnthroPod

Research Interests: Industrial histories; material and digital production; unconventional spaces of technoscience; repair and innovation; improvisation; Latin America; Brazil

Kathe Gray

York University
Email: kathe@yorku.ca

CA Projects: Dialogues (Errance and Elsewheres)

Research Interests: Critical improvisation studies; experiments in writing; theatricality of cities; sensuous ethnography; space, place, and placemaking; street performance; utopian studies

Bascom Guffin

Simon Fraser University
Email: bascom@bascomguffin.net

CA Projects: AnthroPod (Michael Fisch; John Hartigan; 2013 AAAs; Open Access; Nicholas D’Avella); Curated Collections (Affect, Embodiment, and Sense Perception)

Research Interests: Urban anthropology; mobility; the senses; India; futures; planning; infrastructure

Michelle Hagman

Simon Fraser University
Email: mrehagman@gmail.com

CA Projects: Teaching Tools (Representations of Islam in the Media; Teaching the Anthropology of Dance; Reflecting on the Scholar-in-Residence Program); Social Media Team

Research Interests: Anthropology of Islam; secularism; religion and identity; religion and migration

Kyle Harp-Rushing

University of California, Riverside
Email: kharp001@ucr.edu

CA Projects: Teaching Tools

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

Adhann Iwashita

Columbia University
Email: adhanniwashita@gmail.com

CA Projects: Supplemental Pages (Jacobsen-Bia 2014; Watanabe 2014; Choi 2015); Visual and New Media Review (Pause for Thought)

Research Interests: Human-environment relations; politics of nature; anthropology of the body; feminist studies; queer studies; politics of writing and representation; Oceania

Marzieh Kaivanara

University of Bristol
Email: m.kaivanara@gmail.com

CA Projects: Supplemental Pages (Chance 2015); Teaching Tools (Embodiment and Technology)

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

Venera Khalikova

University of Pittsburgh
Email: venera.khalikova@pitt.edu

CA Projects: Teaching Tools

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

Christopher LeClere

University of Manchester
Email: christopherleclere@gmail.com

CA Projects: Visual and New Media Review

Research Interests: Film and visual ethnography; photography; journalism; body modification; play; food; authenticity

Melissa Lefkowitz

New York University
Email: mfl270@nyu.edu

CA Projects: Visual and New Media Review

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

William Lempert

University of Colorado Boulder
Email: william.lempert@colorado.edu

CA Projects: AnthroPod

Research Interests: Indigenous media; Aboriginal Australia; collaborative video production; bureaucracy; medical anthropology; futurity; Native science fiction film; Aboriginal sign language

Laura LeVon

University at Buffalo
Email: lauralev@buffalo.edu

CA Projects: Teaching Tools

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

Jenny Lindblad

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Email: jenny.lindblad@abe.kth.se

CA Projects: AnthroPod (Paolo Favero; Helena Wulff; Anna Tsing)

Research Interests: Urban planning; sustainability; infrastructure; public transportation; bureaucracy; human-nonhuman relations; ethnographic methods

Toby Austin Locke

Goldsmiths, University of London
Email: tobyaustinlocke@gmail.com

CA Projects: Supplemental Pages (Howe 2015; Choy and Zee 2015; Keck 2015; Hulme 2015; Battaglia, Valentine, and Olson 2015); Teaching Tools (Teaching Refusal)

Research Interests: Commons and commoning; urbanism; philosophy and anthropology; radical political theory; death; technics; nonhumans; environment

Susan MacDougall

University of Oxford
Email: susan.macdougall@anthro.ox.ac.uk

CA Projects: Supplemental Pages (Zigon 2015); Correspondences (Ethnography); Dialogues (Enough about Ethnography); Teaching Tools (What Kind of Problem is Obesity?)

Research Interests: Ethics; femininity; friendship; gender; ethnographic methods; the Middle East (especially Jordan)

Atreyee Majumder

University of Toronto
Email: atreyee.majumder@utoronto.ca

CA Projects: Social Media

Research Interests: Urbanism; natures; landscapes; writing; rhetoric; space and place; capital

Carlos Martinez

University of California, San Francisco
Email: carlos.martinez@ucsf.edu

CA Projects: Teaching Tools

Research Interests: Health social movements; physician and health worker activism; structural competency; politically structured health inequities; neoliberalism and health; migrant health; Latin American social medicine; critical applied public anthropology; critical public health

Carlos Martínez-Cano

University of Pennsylvania
Email: carma@upenn.edu

CA Projects: Teaching Tools

Research Interests: Mexican diaspora communities in the United States; Latino male educational trajectories; digital literacy; critical pedagogy; critical ethnography; urban studies; language ideologies

Charles A. McDonald

New School for Social Research
Email: mcdoc390@newschool.edu

CA Projects: Supplemental Pages (Osterweil 2013; Tamarkin 2014); Dialogues (Refusal as Ethnographic Concept)

Research Interests: Race and religion; subjectivity; historical anthropology; materiality and aesthetics; liberalism and multiculturalism; queer studies; experimental ethnography; Spain; Europe; United States

Siobhán McGuirk

American University
Email: sio.mcg@gmail.com

CA Projects: AnthroPod

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

Arielle Milkman

University of Colorado Boulder
Email: arielle.milkman@colorado.edu

CA Projects: AnthroPod

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

Anna Offit

Princeton University
Email: aoffit@princeton.edu

CA Projects: Teaching Tools

Research Interests: Law; lay participation; criminal justice; legal institutions; professional ethics; knowledge production; language; narrative; United States; Norway

Anar Parikh

Brown University
Email: anar_parikh@brown.edu

CA Projects: AnthroPod

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

Julien Porquet

Université de Montréal
Email: julien.porquet@gmail.com

CA Projects: Visual and New Media Review

Research Interests: Linguistics; materiality; performativity; semiotics; ritual; anthropology of economy; religious and economic values; Theravada Buddhism; Myanmar; Buddhist visual culture; visual anthropology

Indulata Prasad

University of Texas at Austin
Email: indulata@utexas.edu

CA Projects: Correspondences (Teaching Race)

Research Interests: South Asia; gender; land rights; social movements

Tariq Rahman

University of California, Irvine
Email: tlrahman@uci.edu

CA Projects: AnthroPod

Research Interests: Real estate; financialization; development; the state; mohallas; slums; genealogy; Pakistan

Andrés Romero

Wayne State University
Email: ar04797@gmail.com

CA Projects: Visual and New Media Review

Research Interests: Personhood; memory; place and sensory experience; visual anthropology; violence; therapeutics; Colombia

Whitney Russell

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

CA Projects: Teaching Tools

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

Joseph Russo

University of Texas at Austin
Email: jrusso@utexas.edu

CA Projects: Supplemental Pages (Jasarevic 2015); Dialogues (There in the Thicket)

Research Interests: Queer anthropology; rurality; affect; American South; visual anthropology; medical anthropology

Katherine Sacco

University of California, Irvine
Email: ksacco@uci.edu

CA Projects: AnthroPod

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

Paul Schissel

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Email: paulschissel@gmail.com

CA Projects: Dialogues (Bringing Medical Anthropology Back into the Fold)

Research Interests: Ritual; memory; performance; precarity; cultural phenomenology; everyday life; Southeast Asia

Nora Schröter

Stockholm University
Email: schroeternora@gmail.com

CA Projects: AnthroPod (Paolo Favero)

Research Interests: Urban space; housing; ethnic discrimination; migration

Aidan Seale-Feldman

University of California, Los Angeles
Email: aidansf@ucla.edu

CA Projects: Correspondences

Research Interests: Medical and psychological anthropology; humanitarian psychiatry; community mental health care; subjectivity and intersubjectivity; experience and its limits; ethnographic writing; Nepal

Pablo H. Seward Delaporte

Stanford University
Email: pseward@stanford.edu

CA Projects: Correspondences

Research Interests: Critical medical anthropology; the War on Drugs; addiction; subjectivity; marginality; informality/illegality; violence; decoloniality; Christian ethics; Latin America; Peru

Lily Shapiro

University of Washington
Email: lshapiro@u.washington.edu

CA Projects: Correspondences

Research Interests: Factory accidents; work/labor; care; the body; reconstructive surgery; South Asia

Julia Sizek

University of California, Berkeley
Email: jsizek@berkeley.edu

CA Projects: Supplemental Pages (Fearnley 2015; Shapiro 2015); Dialogues (Blanchette 2015); Teaching Tools (Gardening with Love and Others; Biographies of Taste); Visual and New Media Review (Selva Life and Death)

Research Interests: Native California; environmentalism; deserts; nonprofits; land management; climate change; cultural politics of nature

Damien Stankiewicz

Temple University
Email: damien@temple.edu

CA Projects: Behind the Screens (Jenna Burrell; Faye Ginsburg)

Research Interests: Anthropology of media; visual ethnography; national and transnational identities; theories of culture; Europe

Serena Stein

Princeton University
Email: serenas@princeton.edu

CA Projects: AnthroPod

Research Interests: Anthropology of development and global health; food security and agricultural biotechnology; postcolonial futures and South–South relations; environmental history; the literature of tropical savannahs; Lusophone Africa; Brazil

Marianinna Villavicencio

University of California, San Diego
Email: mavillav@ucsd.edu

CA Projects: Supplemental Pages (Muir 2015); Teaching Tools (Muslim Immigration and Integration)

Research Interests: NGOs; indigeneity; citizenship; governmentality; Maya; identity; empowerment; superación; neoliberalism; mestizaje; resistance; Guatemala; Latin America

Franziska Weidle

University of Göttingen
Email: fweidle@gwdg.de

CA Projects: Correspondences (The Internet); Dialogues (Foreclosure Stories; Demanding to Be Seen)

Research Interests: Audiovisual anthropology; documentary and ethnographic film; digital media; sensory ethnography; praxiology; actor-network theory; new materialism

Joshua Weiss

University of California, Davis
Email: jzweiss@ucdavis.edu

CA Projects: Visual and New Media Review; Social Media

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

Kara Wentworth

University of California, San Diego
Email: kwentworth@ucsd.edu

CA Projects: SCA Meetings (Writing/Power/Story)

Research Interests: Multispecies ethnography; science studies; food; material culture; knowledge; bodies; visual ethnography