Editorial Board

Editor in Chief


portrait of Mark Aldenderfef

Mark Aldenderfer is the Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship Endowed Chair 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 a former editor-in-chief 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.

Senior Editors and Area Advisors


portrait of Steven P. Black

Associate Professor in Anthropology, Georgia State University

Research Interests

Linguistic and medical anthropology, ethnomusicology, global health, planetary health, ethics and morality, care, and verbal/ performance, South Africa, Costa Rica, and the United States

Recent Publications

  • Speech and Song at the Margins of Global Health: Zulu Tradition, HIV Stigma, and AIDS Activism in South Africa. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2019.
  • “The Ethics and Aesthetics of Care.” Annual Review of Anthropology 47: 79-95, 2018.
  • “Ethics, Expertise, and Inequities in Global Health Discourses: The Case of Non-Profit HIV/AIDS Research in South Africa.” In N. Avineri, L. Graham, E. Johnson, R. Conley Riner, and J. Rosa (eds.), Language and Social Justice in Practice. New York: Routledge, p. 119-127, 2018.
  • “Sexual Stigma: Markedness, Taboo, Containment, and Emergence.” In Kira Hall and Edward Barrett (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Language and Sexuality. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. Published online in advance.
  • “Anthropological Ethics and the Communicative Affordances of Audio-Video Recorders in Ethnographic Fieldwork: Transduction as Theory.” American Anthropologist 119(1): 46-57, 2017.


is Substitute Professor in Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology at the University of Goettingen.

Research Interests

Political Imagination; Humanitarianism; Morality and Ethics; Gender and Sexuality; Social Change; Histories of Ethnology and Anthropology; Europe

Recent Publications


portrait of Shadreck Chirikure

Edward Hall Professor of Archaeological Science, Director of RLAHA, British Academy Global Professor

Research Interests

Archaeometallurgy, human material relations, innovation, skills, knowledge, technology and society, ancient technology and Being Human, archaeological science and globalisation, heritage science, sustainability

Recent Publications

  • “Archaeometallurgical Explorations of Bloomery Iron Smelting at Mutoti 2, an Early Iron Age Site in Venda, Northern South Africa.” Mathoho ENN, Nyamushosho RTT, Chirikure S. January 2023, METALS.

  • “Reconstructing the geological provenance and long-distance movement of rectangular, fishtail, and croisette copper ingots in Iron Age Zambia and Zimbabwe.” Stephens J, Killick D, Chirikure S. January 2023, PloS one.

  • “Colonial statues in post-colonial Africa: Decolonising the narrative or destroying the heritage?” Chirikure S, Ndoro W, Chitima SS, Tevera G, Thondhlana T. December 2022, Chapter in Cultural Heritage Management in Africa: The Heritage of the Colonized.

  • “Modelling Land Use in the Gold Belt Territories of Iron Age Southern Zambezia.” Nyamushosho RT, Chirikure S, Sitas A, Mathoho EN. September 2022, LAND.

  • “Mtanye revisited: new insights into the Middle Iron Age of southern Zambezia.” Scholfield JR, Nyamushosho RT, Mushangwe CT, Chirikure S. July 2022, AZANIA-ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN AFRICA.


portrait of Jason Hawkes

Lecturer, South Asian Archaeology, University of Cambridge

Project Curator, The British Museum

Research Interests

Material and visual culture, the relationship between archaeology and text, landscape, religion, urbanism, cultural and environmental interactions, Asia and the Indian Ocean

Recent Publications


  • Hawkes, J., R. Abbas, A. Casile, Jaseera C.M., C. Lefrancq & S. Toraskar. 2022. Grounding Texts and Theories of Societal Change. Antiquity 95(384): 1-17. doi: 10.1017/aqy.2022.28

  • Hawkes, J. 2021. An Imaterial Problem: Towards and Archaeology of Textiles and Textile Production in Historical South Asia, Asian Perspectives 60(2): 1-34

  • Hawkes, J. & A. Casile. 2020. Back to Basics: Returning to the Evidence and Mapping Knowledge in South Asian Archaeology, Asian Archaeology. doi: 10.1007/s41826-020-00032-4

  • Hawkes, J., Abbas, R., Shete, G. & Willis, M. (2020) Iron Age Stratigraphy: The Sequence at Chachondi, Vidarbha. In L. Greaves and A. Hardy eds., Religions, Society, Trade and Kingship: Archaeology and Art in South Asia and along the Silk Road - 3500 BCE-5th century CE, Vol. I. New Delhi: Dev Publishers, pp. 43-61.

  • Hawkes, J., R. Abbas & S. Toraskar. 2020. Multi-Period Regional Survey Data from Vidarbha, Maharashtra, India, Journal of Open Archaeology Data 8(1): 2. doi: 10.5334/joad.61

  • Kennet, D., Hawkes, J. & Willis, M. (2020) Paithan Excavation: Historical, Archaeological, Geographical and Epigraphical Contexts. In D. Kennet, J. Varaprasada Rao and M. Kasturi Bai eds., Excavations at Paithan, Maharashtra: Transformations in Early Historic and Early Medieval India. Berlin: De Gruyter, pp. 324-335.

  • Lefrancq, C. & J. Hawkes. 2020. Accepting Variation and Embracing Uncertainty: Regional Pottery Typologies in South Asian Archaeology, Open Archaeology 6: 269-328. doi: 10.1515/opar-2020-0112


portrait of Elizabeth Klarich

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Smith College

Research Interests

Urbanism, monumentality, ancient and contemporary pottery production, collaborative archaeology, Andes, Lake Titicaca Basin, Peru (www.pukara.org)

Recent Publications

  • “Pukara”. In Grove Dictionary of Art, Oxford University Press, 2019.
  • (with C. Chávez). Late Formative Period Ceramics from Pukara: Insights from Excavations on the Central Pampa. In Images in Action: The Southern Andean Iconographic Series, edited by W.H. Isbell, M.I. Uribe, A. Tiballi and E.P. Zegarra. Cotsen Institute Press, University of California, Los Angeles, 2018.
  • (with A. Levine and C. Schultze). Abundant Exotics and Cavalier Crafting: Obsidian Use and Emerging Complexity in the Northern Lake Titicaca Basin. In Abundance: An Archaeological Analysis of Plenitude, edited by M.L. Smith, pp. 139-164. University Press of Colorado, 2017.
  • Subsistencia, intercambio y ritual: Una reconsideración de los camélidos de Quelcatani. In Arte Rupestre de la Región del Lago Titicaca, edited by M. Strecker. Contribuciones al Estudio del Arte Rupestre Sudamericano, SIARB 8: 50-62. La Paz, Bolivia, 2016.
  • “Feasting.” In Archaeology of Food: An Encyclopedia, edited by K. Metheny and M. Beaudry, pp. 157-159. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2015.
  • Crafting, Community and Collaboration: Reflections on the Ethnographic Sala Project at the Pukara Lithic Museum, Peru. Museum Anthropology 37(2): 18-32, 2014.
  • (with N. Román). Scale and Diversity at Late Formative Period Pukara. In Advances in Titicaca Basin Archaeology III, edited by A.Vranich, E. Klarich and C. Stanish, pp. 105-120. Memoirs of the Museum of Anthropology, No. 51, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2012.
  • Klarich, E., editor. Inside Ancient Kitchens: New Directions in the Study of Daily Meals and Feasts. University Press of Colorado, Boulder, 2010.


portrait of Kenny Maes

Associate Professor and Director of the Applied Anthropology Graduate Program, Oregon State University

Research Interests

Health Equity, Global Health, Community Health Workers, Health Systems, Food Insecurity, Water Insecurity, Mental Health, Maternal and Child Health, Religion, Morality, and Ritual

Recent Publications



Donna J. Seifert is an independent scholar, who spent most of her career working in historic preservation and cultural resources management. She maintains her registration in the Register of Professional Archaeologists.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University and a Master’s degree and a PhD in anthropology from the University of Iowa. She served on the board of the Society for American Archaeology and the board of the Register of Professional Archaeologists. Her service to the Society of Historical Archaeology includes a term on the board and as president, as well as several years as associate editor of the society’s journal, Historical Archaeology.

Her research focus is the archaeology of the historic period in Central Mexico, the Mid-Atlantic states, and northern New Mexico. Special interests include urban households and neighborhoods; the role of ceramics in understanding household composition and status; and brothels and prostitution. She served as co-author, with Rebecca Yamin, of The Archaeology of Prostitution and Clandestine Pursuits (2019, University Press of Florida).



portrait of Yinong Zhang

Professor and Director of the Anthropology Institute, Shanghai University

Research Interests

Ethnic and Religious Diversity; Borders and Boundaries; Globalization and the Nation-state; Post/Colonialism; Social Lives of Keywords; Tibetan and Chinese Muslim (Hui) societies in China

Recent Publications

  • Book review “Lesser Dragons: Minority Peoples in China”, by Michael Dillon. Journal of Asian Studies, 79(1): 161-163, February 2020.
  • Commentary on “The Miao festival crowd: mediations of presence, body politics, and an ethnic public in ‘minority’ China”, Current Anthropology, Volume 60, 2019.
  • “Diversity and Politics of Development in China’s Ethnic Borderland” Etnografìas Contemporáneas 2(2): 114-133. University of San Marin, 2015.
  • “The Prehistory of the Tibetan Plateau to the Seventh Century A.D.: Perspectives and Research from China and the West since 1950.” with Mark Aldenderfer. in The Tibetan History Reader, eds Gray Tuttle and Kurtis Schaeffer, Columbia University Press, 2013.
  • “Between Nation and Religion: Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Network in Post-Reform China”,Chinese Sociological Review, vol. 45, no.1, Fall 2012.


Biological Anthropologist and Professor within the Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures, Mississippi State University

Research Interests

Bioarchaeology, especially social bioarchaeology; paleopathology, paleoepidemiology, and biocultural anthropology; the biosocial determinants of health inequalities and disease experiences within past populations; bioethics; epidemiologic transitions; the evolution and social ecology of infectious disease; acquired syphilis; pandemics; and institutionalization, disability, and health.

Recent Publications

  • Zuckerman, MK., AG Tribble, RM Austin, C. DeGaglia, and T. Emery. 2022. Biocultural approaches to past pandemics: Employing a biocultural framework to interpret bioarchaeological, paleopathological, and molecular anthropological evidence on pandemics in the past. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Early View. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.24647

  • Austin, RM., Zuckerman, MK., Honap, TP., Lee, H., Ward, GK., Warinner, C., Sankaranarayanan, K., and Hofman, CA. 2022.  Remembering St. Louis Individual—Structural Violence and Acute Bacterial Infections in a Historical Anatomical Collection. Nature Communications Biology 5, 1050 https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-022-03890-z

  • Zuckerman, MK., T. Emery2, C. DeGaglia2, L. Gibson. 2022. Institutionalization within the Context of Pandemic Infectious Disease Examining Social Vulnerability to the 1918 Influenza Pandemic among Individuals Institutionalized in the Mississippi State AsylumBioarchaeology International 6 (1-2): 41-57. https://doi.org/10.5744/bai.2021.0006

  • Zuckerman, MK., Austin, RA., and Hofman, CA. 2021. Historical Anatomical Collections of Human Remains: Exploring Their Reinterpretation as Representations of Racial Violence. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science -- Legacies of Racial Violence: Clarifying and Addressing the Presence of the Past. March (694): 39-47. https://doi.org/10.1177/00027162211008815

  • Zuckerman, MK and A Dafoe. 2021. Disease in the Context of Environmental Change. In: The Routledge Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Climate and Environmental Change. Robbins Schug, Gwen, Ed. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. P. 43-59. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781351030465-4/disease-context-environmental-change-molly-zuckerman-ashley-dafoe

  • Zuckerman, MK. 2020. Gender. In: Theoretical Approaches in Bioarchaeology. Cheverko, CM., Hubbe, M., and J Prince-Buitenhuys (Eds.). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. P. 28-45. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9780429262340-3/gender-bioarchaeology-molly-zuckerman

  • Zuckerman, MK. 2020. Identity and Health: Exploring Relationships among Health, Disease, and Identity in Past Populations. In: Bioarchaeology and Identity Revisited. Eds. Knudson, KJ., and CM Stojanowski. Gainesville: University of Florida Press. P. 163-185. https://muse.jhu.edu/book/75418

Advisory Editors


portrait of Cynthia Beall

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.



portrait of Elizabeth Briody

Elizabeth K. Briody, Ph.D., has been involved in cultural-change efforts for over 30 years. She is founder and principal of Cultural Keys LLC, helping organizations transform their culture. Recent clients include the U.S. Army Research Institute, NASA, and a global petrochemical firm. She worked for over two decades at General Motors R&D, most recently as Technical Fellow. Recent books include Cultural Change from a Business Anthropology Perspective (2018), The Cultural Dimension of Global Business (2017) and the award-winning Transforming Culture (2014). She is Secretary of the American Anthropological Association and Past President of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology.



portrait of Jillian R. Cavanaugh

Jillian R. Cavanaugh is a 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).



portrait of Jim Igoe

Jim Igoe is a Professor at the University of Virginia. His research interests include conservation, landscapes, nature, neoliberalism, parks and people, spectacle, alienation, and the politics of epistemology and ontology. He is the author of The Spectacle of Nature: On Images, Money, and Conserving Capitalism (2017).



portrait of Susana Narotzky

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)



portrait of Bernard C. Perley

Associate Professor and Director of Critical Indigenous Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

  • “Indigenous Translocality: Emergent Cosmogonies in the New World Order.” 2020. Theory & Event 23(4) Pp 977-1003. John Hopkins University Press.
  • “Mascots, Name Calling, and Racial Slurs: Seeking Social Justice through Audience Coalescence.” 2019. In Language and Social Justice in Practice. Netta Avineri, Laura R. Graham, Eric J. Johnson, Robin Conley Riner, and Jonathan Rosa eds. Routledge.
  • “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.



portrait of Shalini Randeria

Shalini Randeria is 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, and Director of the of the Hirschman Centre on Democracy at the IHEID, Geneva. Her research interests include anthropology of law, anthropology of state and public policy, and post-coloniality and multiple modernities.



portrait of Karen Rosenberg

Karen Rosenberg is a biological anthropologist with a specialty in paleoanthropology. She received her degrees from the University of Chicago (B.A. 1976) and the University of Michigan (M.A. 1980, Ph.D., 1986) and has taught at the University of Delaware since 1987. She has studied human fossils and modern human skeletal material in museums in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. Her research interests are in the origin of modern humans and the evolution of modern human childbirth and human infant helplessness. She has published in edited volumes as well as anthropological and clinical obstetrical journals. She teaches a number of courses within Biological Anthropology and especially enjoys engaging undergraduate students in research and presenting scientific ideas to the general public.



portrait of Jeremy A. Sabloff

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.


portrait of Veronica Strang

Director of the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University

Research Interests

Human-environment relations, societies' engagements with water

Recent Publications

  • Water: Nature and Culture. London, Reaktion Books, 2015.
  • Ownership and Appropriation. Oxford, Berg Publishers, 2011.
  • Gardening the World: Agency, Identity, and the Ownership of Water. New York, Berghahn 2009.
  • The Meaning of Water. Oxford, Berg Publishers, 2009.
  • Uncommon Ground: Cultural Landscapes and environmental values. Oxford, Berg Publishers, 1997.