Editorial Board


Editor in Chief


Mark Aldenderfer is the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Distinguished Professor of Anthropology in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts at the University of California, Merced. His research focuses on the comparative analysis of high altitude cultural and biological adaptations from an archaeological perspective. He has worked on the three high elevation plateaus of the planet—Ethiopian, Andean, and Tibetan—over the course of his career and currently works in the High Himalayas of Nepal. He has edited or written more than 10 books, including Montane Foragers (1998), and has published numerous articles and book chapters in journals including Science, PNAS, Journal of Archaeological Science, Latin American Antiquity, and others. He has lectured widely, and in 2013-14, he was the Charles Eliot Norton Memorial Lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America. He currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Wenner-Gren Foundation and was also an elected member on the Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association. He is the editor of Current Anthropology, is an associate editor for anthropology of Science Advances, co-edited Latin American Antiquity, and serves on a number of other editorial boards.

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Senior Editors


Founder and Principal, Cultural Keys LLC (culturalkeys.us)


Research Interests

Business anthropology, organizational culture and change


Recent Publications

  • The Cultural Dimension of Global Business. Gary P. Ferraro and Elizabeth K. Briody, London, UK: Taylor & Francis, 8th edition, 2017.
  • Transforming Culture: Creating and Sustaining Effective Organizations. Elizabeth K. Briody, Robert T. Trotter, II, and Tracy L. Meerwarth, New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, Paperback edition 2014.
  • “Redesigning Anthropology's Ethical Principles to Align with Anthropological Practice,” Elizabeth K. Briody and Tracy M. Pester, In Ethics in the Anthropology of Business: Explorations in Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy, Timothy de Waal Malefyt and Robert J. Morais, eds., London, UK: Taylor & Francis, 2017: 23-43.
  • “Success despite the Silos: System-Wide Innovation and Collaboration,” Elizabeth K. Briody and Ken C. Erickson, in Collaborative Ethnography in Business Environments. Maryann McCabe, ed. London, UK: Taylor & Francis, 2017: 26-59.
  • “Guiding Change as President of the Board of Trustees: Learning from the Liminal Drama of It All,” Journal of Business Anthropology, Special Issue 2, Spring 2016: 105-137.


Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Auckland


Research Interests

Economic anthropology, markets and marketplaces, food security, intellectual and cultural property, inequality, kinship and marriage, visual anthropology, museums, Papua New Guinea


Recent Publications

  • Sharp, Timothy, and Mark Busse, forthcoming in 2018. Cash Crops and Markets. In The Melanesian World, edited by Eric Hirsch and Will Rollaston. Routledge.
  • Busse, Mark, 2014. Urban Food Security and the Goroka Fresh Food Market. University of Goroka Journal of Postgraduate Teaching and Research 1:30-47.
  • Whimp, Kathy, and Mark Busse, editors, 2013. Protection of Intellectual, Biological and Cultural Property in Papua New Guinea. Canberra: ANU Press.
  • Busse, Mark, 2012. Property. In A Handbook of Economic Anthropology, edited by James Carrier. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Pages 111-127.
  • Strang, Veronica, and Mark Busse, editors, 2011. Ownership and Appropriation. New York: Berg.


Professor of Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, University of Cape Town


Research Interests

African archaeology, material science approaches to archaeology, archaeological theory, African knowledge systems, trade and exchange, material culture


Recent Publications

  • Chirikure, S. Moultrie, T., Bandama, F, Dandara, C, Manyanga, M. 2017. What was the population of Great Zimbabwe? What was the population of Great Zimbabwe (CE1000-1800)? PLoS One, 12(6).
  • Chirikure, S. Mukwende, T, Moffett, A. J. Bandama, F, Nyamushosho, R. 2017. No big brother here: heterarchy, Shona political succession and the relationship between Great Zimbabwe and Khami. Cambridge Archaeological Journal. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0959774317000555
  • Chirikure, S., Bandama, F., House, M., Moffett, A., Mukwende, T. and Pollard, M., 2016. Decisive Evidence for Multidirectional Evolution of Socio-political Complexity in Southern Africa. African Archaeological Review, 33(1), pp.75-95.
  • Chirikure, S., Hall, S., & Rehren, T. (2015). When ceramic sociology meets material science: Sociological and technological aspects of crucibles and pottery from Mapungubwe, southern Africa. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 40, 23-32. (IF: 1.9) (Citations: 8 Google Scholar)
  • Chirikure, S. (2015). Metals in society: indigenous African metallurgy in a global perspective. New York: Springer. http://www.springer.com/la/book/9783319116402


Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Barcelona, Spain. Secretary of the American Anthropological Association. Past President of the European Association of Social Anthropologists. European Research Council Advanced Grant Laureate


Research Interests

Economic anthropology: livelihood practices, crises, inequality, sustainability, social reproduction

Anthropology of work: industrial and agricultural labor, unregulated labor, unpaid work, care relations

Political mobilization: historical memory, political agency, conflict, class


Recent Publications

  • (with V. Goddard) co-edited volume Work and Livelihoods – History, Ethnography and Models in Times of Crisis, Routledge, 2017, winner of the Society for the Anthropology of Work book prize 2017
  • On Waging the Ideological War: Against the Hegemony of Form. Anthropological Theory, Vol. 16(2-3): 263-284, 2016
  • Where Have All the Peasants Gone? Annual Review of Anthropology, Vol. 45:19.1–19.18, 2016
  • Between inequality and injustice: dignity as a motive for mobilization during the crisis. History and Anthropology, Vol.27 (1): 74-92, 2016
  • (with N. Besnier) Crisis, Value, Hope: Rethinking the Economy. Current Anthropology V. 55 (S9):4-16, 2014 (OA)


Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Research Interests

First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Indigeneity, Linguistic Anthropology, Visual Anthropology.


Recent Publications

  • “Future Imperfect: Advocacy, Rhetoric and Public Anxiety over Maliseet Language Life and Death.” 2017. In Engaging Native American Publics: Current Anthropological Engagements. Paul V. Kroskrity, Barbra Meek, and Elinor Nevins eds. Pp. 107-129. Routledge: London.
  • “Gaming the System: Imperial Discomfort and the Emergence of Coyote Capitalism.” 2016. In After Capitalism: Horizons of Finance, Culture, and Citizenship. Patrice Petro and Kennan Ferguson eds. Pp. 215-238. Rutgers University Press: Rutgers.
  • “Living Traditions: A Manifesto for Critical Indigeneity.” 2014. In Performing Indigeneity: Historic and Contemporary Displays of Indigeneity. Laura Graham and Glenn Penny eds. Pp. 32-54. University of Nebraska Press: Lincoln.
  • Responses to Language Endangerment: In honor of Mickey Noonan. New Directions in Language Documentation and Language Revitalization. 2013. Elena Mihas, Bernard Perley, Gabriel Rei-Doval, and Kathleen Wheatley eds. John Benjamins Publishing Company: Amsterdam/Philadelphia.
  • “Remembering Ancestral Voices: Emergent Vitalities and the Future of Indigenous Languages.” In Responses to Language Endangerment: In Honor of Mickey Noonan. New Directions in Language Documentation and Revitalization. 2013. Elena Mihas, Bernard Perley, Gabriel Rei-Duval, and Kathleen M. Wheatley, eds. Pp. 243-270. John Benjamins: Amsterdam/Philadelphia.



  • Rector of the Institute of Human Sciences, Vienna
  • Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva
  • Director of the of the Hirschman Centre on Democracy at the IHEID, Geneva


Research Interests

  • Anthropology of law: Transnationalization of law, legal pluralism, informal justice
  • Anthropology of state and public policy: Reproductive rights, population policy and gender, environmental justice, displacement, privatization of common property resources
  • Anthropology of globalization and development
  • Post-coloniality and multiple modernities
  • Civil society, social movements and NGOs


Recent Publications

  • Hansen, Randall, and Shalini Randeria. “Tensions of Refugee Politics in Europe.” In Science, 353, no. 6303 (February 2016): 994-995.
  • Kargaiannis, Evangelos, and Shalini Randeria. “Zwischen Begeisterung und Unbehagen: Ein anthropologischer Blick auf den Begriff der Kultur.“ In de la Rosa, Sybille, Schubert, Sophia, and Holger Zapf, eds. Transkulturelle politische Theorie. Eine Einführung. Book series Trans- und interkulturelle Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte, Wiesbaden: Springer Verlag, 2016: 63-83.
  • Randeria, Shalini, ed. Border Crossings. Grenzverschiebungen und Grenzüberschreitungen in einer globalisierten Welt. Zürich: vdf Hochschulverlag, 2016.
  • Das, Veena, and Shalini Randeria, eds. Politics of the Urban Poor: Aesthetics, Ethics, Volatility, Precarity. Special issue, Current Anthropology 56, no. S11 (October 2015).



Check back in the coming weeks as a global board continues to grow and shape the future of the ORE of Anthropology project.


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Advisory Editors


Cynthia Beall is a physical anthropologist whose research focuses on human adaptation to high-altitude hypoxia, particularly the different patterns of adaptation exhibited by Andean, Tibetan, and East African highlanders. Her current research deals with the genetics of adaptive traits and evidence for natural selection in the Tibetan populations.



Jillian R. Cavanaugh is Professor at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her current research is with food producers in northern Italy, and her work has analyzed language and social transformation, language ideologies, language and materiality, language and gender, and the value of heritage food. Her most recent book, co-edited with Shalini Shankar, is Language and Materiality: Ethnographic and Theoretical Explorations (CUP 2017).



Jeremy A. Sabloff, an archaeologist, is an External Professor and Past President of the Santa Fe Institute and the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (1964) and his Ph.D. from Harvard University (1969). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been honored by the Society for American Archaeology with its Lifetime Achievement Award and by the American Anthropological Association with the Alfred Vincent Kidder Medal for Eminence in American Archaeology. He is the author/co-author and editor/co-editor of two dozen books. His principal scholarly interests include: ancient Maya civilization, the rise of complex societies and cities, the history of archaeology, and the relevance of archaeology in the modern world.




Veronica Strang is an environmental anthropologist and directs Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Study. Her research focuses on human-environmental relations, especially societies’ engagements with water. She has held academic positions at the University of Oxford, the University of Wales, Goldsmiths University and the University of Auckland. From 2013-17 she chaired the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and the Commonwealth. In 2000 she received a Royal Anthropological Institute Urgent Anthropology Fellowship, and in 2007 an international water prize from UNESCO. Key publications include Uncommon Ground: cultural landscapes and environmental values (Berg 1997); The Meaning of Water (Berg 2004); Gardening the World: agency, identity and the ownership of water (Berghahn 2009); Ownership and Appropriation (Berg 2010) and Water: nature and culture (Reaktion 2015). She is currently researching and retheorising human-non-human relations in river catchment areas, and writing a major comparative text examining historical and contemporary beliefs about water beings.

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