Publications

Journal Articles

2018. “Visions of Human Futures in Space and SETI.” With Jason T. Wright. International Journal of Astrobiology, 17 (2): 177–88. doi:10.1017/S1473550417000222. (published online 2017 https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.05318)

2016. “The Religion of the Educated Classes Revisited: New Religions, the Nonreligious, and Educational Levels.” With James R. Lewis and Sean E. Currie. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55 (1): 91–104.

2015. “The Social Lives of Plants, in Space.” Astrosociological Insights 4 (2): 4–8.

2012. “Occupying Cyberspace: Indonesian Cyberactivists and Occupy Wall Street. Critical Quarterly 54(2): 39–45.

2010. “Theater in a Crowded Fire: Ritual and Spirituality at Burning Man by Lee Gilmore.” Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 1(2): 163–167.

Conference Papers

2018. “Conceptualizing Difference in SETI: Xenoanthropological Theory and Methods” for “Decoding Alien Intelligence.” SETI Institute; Mountain View, California. 16 March.

2017. “Speculative Ethnography and First Contact with Possible Futures” for “‘Realists’ of a Larger Reality: Anthropological intersections with Science Fiction.” 116th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association; Washington, D.C. 2 December.

2017. “Interstellar Anthropology and Cultural Infrastructures for a Spacefaring Species.” For Starship Congress 2017. Monterey, California. 7-9 August.

2016. Confronting Language Ideologies in Public Anthropology: A Case Study of the #OxfordSexism Debate. With Lavanya M. Proctor and Sarah Shulist. 95th Meeting of the Central States Anthropological Society. Kansas City, Missouri. 22 April.

2015. Unfolding the Space Between Stars: Anthropology of the Interstellar. for “Making Outer Space Intimate: Familiar Scales and Strange Sites.” 114th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association; Denver, Colorado. 21 November. https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/r4ghb/

2013. Occupying Cyberspace: Indonesian Cyberactivists and Occupy Wall Street. for “Bridging Digital and Physical Publics: Digital Anthropologists’ Current Engagements with 21st Century Publics.” 112th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association; Chicago, Illinois. 22 November.

Selected Other Writing

The Conversation. Articles on anthropology of space, science, technology.

Ongoing. Editor, Space+Anthropology, publication on the anthropology of space. Medium. https://medium.com/space-anthropology

2018. First Contact with Possible Futures in Speculative Anthropologies, Theorizing the Contemporary. Ryan Anderson, Emma Louise Backe, Taylor C. Nelms, Elizabeth Reddy, and Jeremy Trombley, eds. Cultural Anthropology website, December 18.

2018. Xenolinguistics.  co-author with José Antonio Millán, Rosalba Bonaccorsi, Sheri Wells-Jensen, Douglas Vakoch, and Mário Gomes. Diaphanes. April 10.

2017. The Resonance of Earth, Other Worlds, and Exoplanets. co-author with Lisa Messeri. Savage Minds (now Anthrodendum). February 23.

2016-17. Wanderers, column on the anthropology of space at SAPIENS.

2016. The Power of the Dictionary. With Sarah Shulist and Lavanya M. Proctor. SAPIENS, December 9.

2015. The Dregs of the Library: Trashing the Occupy Wall Street Library. Backchannels, Society for Social Studies of Science, September 7. (originally on Discard Studies)

2013. “Occupying Cyberspace: Indonesian Cyberactivists and Occupy Wall Street.” M.A. Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Hunter College, City University of New York.