Publications

Public Anthropology

Ongoing. Wanderers, column on the anthropology of space at SAPIENS. http://www.sapiens.org/blogs/wanderers/

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

2016. The Power of the Dictionary. With Sarah Shulist and Lavanya M. Proctor. SAPIENS, December 9. http://www.sapiens.org/language/dictionary-prejudice/

2015. The Dregs of the Library: Trashing the Occupy Wall Street Library. Backchannels, Society for Social Studies of Science, September 7.
https://www.4sonline.org/blog/post/the_dregs_of_the_library_trashing_the_occupy_wall_street_library

 

Publications

2017. “Visions of Human Futures in Space and SETI.” With Jason T. Wright. International Journal of Astrobiology, 2017, 1–12. doi:10.1017/S1473550417000222. 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. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jssr.12246/abstract

2015. “The Social Lives of Plants, in Space.” Astrosociological Insights 4 (2): 4–8. https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/h76zt/

2013. “Occupying Cyberspace: Indonesian Cyberactivists and Occupy Wall Street.” M.A. Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Hunter College, City University of New York. https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/mzz2u/

2012. “Occupying Cyberspace: Indonesian Cyberactivists and Occupy Wall Street. Critical Quarterly 54(2): 39–45.  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8705.2012.02054.x/abstract

2010. “Theater in a Crowded Fire: Ritual and Spirituality at Burning Man by Lee Gilmore.” Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 1(2): 163–167. https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/wa4kq/

 

Conference Papers

2017. Roundtable: “‘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.

 

Other Papers

2016. David Vetter and the Children of Mars. SocArXiv, Open Science Framework. https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/9aazd/

2015. Queering Outer Space.  SocArXiv, Open Science Framework. https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/mpyk6/

2015. Writing Worlding: Turning to Ontology at the Dead End of “Culture.”  SocArXiv, Open Science Framework. https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/mvaev/

2013. Archipelagic Nationalism and Chinese Food Culture in New Order Indonesia: Making Indonesian Food, Erasing Chinese Food. SocArXiv, Open Science Framework.  https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/cm7eu/

2012. Bantar Gebang: An Urban-Refuse Waste Picker Community at Indonesia’s Largest Landfill. SocArXiv, Open Science Framework. https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/pq7p2/

2012. The Cartography of Year Zero: Mapping in Joffé’s “The Killing Fields”.

2012. Colonialist Discourse in the “History of Religions” Method: A Linguistic Critique of Mircea Eliadeʼs Dialectic.

2007. Mapping the Temples of Cyborgism: Exploring the Numinous Potential of Replicants in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.

2006. Through the Ol, and What the Maya Found There: Sacred Cenotes as Portals to the Otherworld. SocArXiv, Open Science Framework. https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/mhbdf/