Hugh Gusterson is an anthropologist and professor at the University of British Columbia. He formerly held the position of Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at George Washington University. He earned a B.A. from Cambridge University, an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.
His research has focused on the anthropology of science through the lens of international security and nuclear culture. He has been active in advocacy for the protection of the role of anthropologists as a founder of the Network of Concerned Anthropologists. His initial research efforts focused on nuclear weapons culture and most recently has focused on counterinsurgency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as teenage alcohol consumption.
He has published numerous works, including Nuclear Rites: A Weapons Laboratory at the End of the Cold War, People of the Bomb: Portraits of America’s Nuclear Complex, and Drone Remote Control Warfare.
His articles have been featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education, American Scientist, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and Sapiens. He is currently the President-Elect of the American Ethnological Society and serves on the American Association of Anthropology’s Task Force on Engagement with Israel/Palestine.
He is currently conducting research under a National Science Foundation grant, investigating the ethnographic history of the polygraph, studying the practical application of polygraph tests.
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Hugh Gusterson is an anthropologist at the University of British Columbia and George Washington University. His work focuses on nuclear culture, international security and the anthropology of science. His articles have appeared in the LA Times, the Boston Globe, the Boston Review the Washington Post, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Foreign Policy, and American Scientist. He is a regular contributor to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and has a regular column in Sapiens, an anthropology journal.
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