Editor in Chief
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.
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.
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).
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).
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
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
- (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)
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.
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.
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.