Public Anthropology

Ongoing. Wanderers, column on the anthropology of space at SAPIENS.

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

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.



2017. “Visions of Human Futures in Space and SETI.” With Jason T. Wright. International Journal of Astrobiology, 2017, 1–12. doi:10.1017/S1473550417000222.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

2015. Queering Outer Space.  SocArXiv, Open Science Framework.

2015. Writing Worlding: Turning to Ontology at the Dead End of “Culture.”  SocArXiv, Open Science Framework.

2013. Archipelagic Nationalism and Chinese Food Culture in New Order Indonesia: Making Indonesian Food, Erasing Chinese Food. SocArXiv, Open Science Framework.

2012. Bantar Gebang: An Urban-Refuse Waste Picker Community at Indonesia’s Largest Landfill. SocArXiv, Open Science Framework.

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. Manuscript. SocArXiv, Open Science Framework.

2006. Through the Ol, and What the Maya Found There: Sacred Cenotes as Portals to the Otherworld. SocArXiv, Open Science Framework.