Michael P. Oman-Reagan is a Vanier Scholar and Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Memorial University and an affiliated researcher through the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. His research examines exploration beyond our solar system through SETI, interstellar spacecraft, and astronomy. See the Projects page for more details.

Alumnus of AFS Intercultural Programs (Nykøbing Falster, Denmark), Reed College (biology and philosophy), Pacific Northwest College of Art (contemporary theory and printmaking), the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship at Universitas Negeri Malang (East Java, Indonesia), and Hunter College of the City University of New York (Department of Anthropology B.A./M.A., Program in Religion B.A., and Thomas Hunter Honors Program B.A.). He was a co-founder of The People’s Library, the library of the Occupy Wall Street social movement in New York City, and a founding board member of the JustSpace Alliance.

Research Areas: Anthropology of Outer Space; Futures; the Interstellar; Astrobiology; the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI); Astronomy; Artificial Intelligence; Science and Technology Studies; Science Fiction; Social Movements; Social, Environmental, and Economic Justice; Social Media; Speculative Fiction; Emergent and New Religions.