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)

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.

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.


Other Writing

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

Ongoing. Editor, Space+Anthropology, publication on the anthropology of space. Medium.

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.