Team

Keith Hart

Huon Wardle

Keith Hart is a writer who lives in Paris with his family. He is also International Director of the Human Economy Program at the University of Pretoria and edits the Human Economy Series at Berghahn Books. With a group of collaborators he founded the OAC on Ning in May 2009 and more recently on Facebook. I teach anthropology in Scotland where I also direct the Centre for Cosmopolitan Studies. Here at OAC I am part of the team that edits OAC publications and develops its seminar series. The emphasis in the press has always been experimental and egalitarian—uncluttered by the rules of engagement that the academy sets up for itself. Likewise, the OAC has been quietly influential in how anthropologists have rethought the discipline over the last few years—an opening out of anthropology beyond its status as a niche activity concerned with cultural differences with a return to thinking about what it means to be human and how to live in the same world. The OAC’s recent collection of papers on Cosmopolitics exemplifies this shift.

Justin Shaffner

Robin Öberg

Justin brings to the OAC over fifteen years of experience in academic publishing and digital projects. Some of these include Prickly Pear Pamphlets, Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, and the Anthropology Book Forum. His doctoral research, based in Papua New Guinea with Marind speakers, focused on the experiences of community leaders as they attempted to elicit and maintain productive relations across various global alliances, from regional ritual networks to relations with transnational mining and logging corporations, NGOs, and the state. He also has an ongoing research interests in hoplology. A Swede living in Oxford, Great Britain. Have degrees in both Social Anthropology and Applied Cultural Analysis, from universities in Sweden and Denmark. Have researched witchcraft in Kenya, road safety campaigns in Sweden, Siberian throat-singing, and many other topics. Have taught Applied Anthropology and Ethnography to research scholars at universities in India. Have worked as an applied anthropologist and as an ethnographer for both private companies as well as for state agencies. In the OAC I am one of the admins in the Facebook group, the platform where I am the most active. If you have any issues or questions regarding the Facebook-side of the OAC, feel free to contact me and I will see what I can do.

Abraham Heinemann

I am currently finishing writing up a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Kent on Hunting in Northern Cyprus. The OAC Ning forums have been a great space for sharing and testing out ideas, as well as learning from many different people interested in anthropology. I first came across the OAC as an undergraduate and now have become involved in development of its present incarnation.

 

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