Publications

2019. “Interstellar.” In Anthropocene Unseen: A Lexicon, Cymene Howe and Anand Pandian, eds. Punctum Books. (in press)

2019. “No ‘Planet B’: Multiplanetary Ethics in the Anthropocene,” Canadian Anthropology Society Annual Meeting & 118th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. With Taylor Genovese (Arizona State University). Vancouver, British Columbia. 20-24 November. (Roundtable)

2019. “SETI and Post-Detection: Towards A New Research Roadmap.” With Kathryn Denning, Anamaria Berea, Klara Anna Capova, Duncan Forgan, Eric Korpela, Jill C. Tarter, Leslie I. Tennen. 48th IAA Symposium On The Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence. 70th International Astronautical Congress, Washington, D.C. 21 October.

2019. “For All Kind: Astrobiology beyond ‘mankind.’” AstroBio 2019: “Moonshots and Earthshots in the Search for Life Beyond Earth”. Green Bank Observatory, Green Bank, West Virginia. 20-23 July.

2019. “The Social Sciences Interdisciplinarity for Astronomy and Astrophysics – Lessons from the History of NASA and Related Fields.” With Anamaria Berea, Kathryn Denning, Monica Vidaurri, Kimberly Arcand, Jillian Bellovary, Arsev Umur Aydinoglu, Mark Lupisella. Activity, Project or State of the Profession Consideration (APC) white paper for Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics (Astro2020), The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (ArXiv)

2019. “Politics of Planetary Reproduction and the Children of Other Worlds.” Futures. 110 (June): 19–23.. Preprint at SocArXiv.

2019. “The Great Colonization Debate.” Kelly C. Smith and Keith Abney, eds. With Greg Anderson, Linda Billings, Carl Devito, Brian Green, Alan Johnson, Lori Marino, Gonzalo Munevar, Adam Potthast, Jim Schwartz, Koji Tachibana, John Traphagan, Sheri Wells-Jensen. Futures. 110 (June): 4–14.

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. “Space Exploration and Planetary Perspectives.” In Cultural Anthropology: A Perspective on the Human Condition. Emily A Schultz, Robert H Lavenda, and Roberta Robin Dods, eds. Fourth Canadian Edition, 296–97. Oxford University Press Canada.

2018. “Summoning AI in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence” for “Ethnographies of the Extreme.” 117th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association; San Jose, California. 15 November.

2018. “Visions of Human Futures in Space and SETI.” With Jason T. Wright. International Journal of Astrobiology, 17 (2): 177–88. Preprint at ArXiv.

2018. “Can Artificial Intelligence help find alien intelligence?Scientific American. May 15. The Conversation. May 12.

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

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

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.

2017. “The Key to Survival, in SpaceSAPIENS. March 16.

2017. The Resonance of Earth, Other Worlds, and Exoplanets. With Lisa Messeri. Anthrodendum (formerly “Savage Minds”). February 23.

2017. “How to Host an ExtraterrestrialSAPIENS. February 7.

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

2016. “Interplanetary Environmentalism (Part 2).” SAPIENS. July 14.

2016. “Interplanetary Environmentalism (Part 1).” SAPIENS. June 23.

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.

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.

2016. “Our Living Message for Extraterrestrials.” SAPIENS. April 19.

2016. “Unmanning Space Language.” SAPIENS. March 7.

2016. “Anthropologists in Outer Space.” SAPIENS. February 8.

2016. “Wandering Among the Stars.” SAPIENS. January 28.

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

2015. “Can Genetically Modified Crops Help the Poor? Creating Networks, Building Policy, Empowering Farmers.” SSHRC Connection grant. Co-organizer with lead organizer Matthew Schnurr (Dalhousie University) & co-organizer Lincoln Addison (Memorial University). Halifax, Nova Scotia. 1-3 October. (Conference)

2015. “Queering Outer Space.” Space+Anthropology. September 12. (SocArXiv)

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. (SocArXiv)

2015. “Making Outer Space Intimate: Familiar Scales and Strange Sites,” 114th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Co-organizer, co-chair with Kira Turner (York University), discussant Lisa R. Messeri (University of Virginia). Denver, Colorado. 18-22 November. (Paper panel.)

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. 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.

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

2013. Occupying Cyberspace: Social Movement Language on Facebook [Duduki Dunia Maya: Bahasa dari Gerakan di Facebook], Universitas Negeri Malang, East Java, Indonesia, July 31.

2013. “Occupying Cyberspace: The People’s Library and #OccupyWallStreet” paper for “Classes, Literacies, and Libraries at OWS.” How Class Works, Center for Study of Working Class Life; Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York. 8 June.

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

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