Public Anthropologist  blog and journal have been founded by Antonio De Lauri. The journal is published by Brill.

Editorial team

Aims and scope

Anthropologists have long engaged communities and topics that have become central to contemporary debates. Through ethnographic research, they aim to understand how people’s everyday lives are shaped by, and in turn shape larger structural forces. Public Anthropologist discusses issues that are timely, and socially and politically challenging.

Public Anthropologist  blog and journal aim at addressing conditions of violence, inequality and injustice, and exploring ways anthropology might impact processes of public awareness and social change.

Founding Editor-in-Chief

Antonio De Lauri (Chr. Michelsen Institute)

Associate editors

Mara Benadusi (University of Catania)

Saumya Pandey (Chr. Michelsen Institute)

Alicia Sliwinski (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Andrea Steinke (Centre for Humanitarian Action)

Ekatherina Zhukova (Lund University)

Advisory Board

Lila Abu-Lughod (Columbia University)

Irfan Ahmad (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity)

Ruben Andersson (University of Oxford)

Sindre Bangstad (KIFO – Institute for Church, Religion, and Worldview Research, Oslo)

Synnøve Bendixsen (University of Bergen)

Robert Borofsky (Hawaii Pacific University)

Gisela Elvira Cánepa Koch (Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru)

Sealing Cheng (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Manuela Ivone Cunha (Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia)

Jason De Leon (UCLA)

Marie-Benedicte Dembour (Ghent University)

Olga Demetriou (Durham University)

Elizabeth Cullen Dunn (Indiana University)

Didier Fassin (Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton)

Ilana Feldman (George Washington University)

Friederike Fleischer (Universidad de los Andes)

Divine Fuh (University of Cape Town)

Alex Golub (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Linda Green (University of Arizona)

Thomas Hylland Eriksen (University of Oslo)

Barak Kalir (University of Amsterdam)

Sohini Kar (London School of Economics)

Tobias Kelly (University of Edimburgh)

Nichola Khan (University of Edinburgh)

Catherine Lutz (Brown University)

Thomas Mcllwraith (University of Guelph)

John-Andrew McNeish (Norwegian University of Life Sciences – NMBU)

Sally Engle Merry (†) (New York University)

Henrietta Moore (University College London)

Mariella Pandolfi (University of Montreal)

Shalini Randeria (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen)

Madeleine Reeves (University of Manchester)

Lisa Ann Richey (Copenhagen Business School)

Katharina Schramm (University of Bayreuth)

Rachel Sieder (Center for Research and Graduate Studies in Social Anthropology, Mexico City)

Gunnar Sørbø (Chr. Michelsen Institute)

Ann Stoler (The New School for Social Research)

Akio Tanabe (University of Tokio)

Inge Tvedten (Chr. Michelsen Institute)

Olaf Zenker (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg)