Hugh Gusterson

Professor
Research Areas

About

Professor Hugh Gusterson (PhD, Stanford University, 1991) is jointly appointed with the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) and the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. Before coming to UBC in 2020, he taught at MIT, George Mason University, George Washington University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is past president of the American Ethnological Society (2016-17) and has served on the executive boards of the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Social Studies of Science.


Teaching


Research

Gusterson’s research and teaching interests center on militarism, the anthropology of science, neoliberalism, ethics, counterinsurgency, securitization, nuclear policy, drones, the polygraph, and drug policy.


Publications

Gusterson’s is the sole author of the books Nuclear Rites, People of the Bomb, and Drone (winner of the Roy Palmer Civil Liberties Prize). He has also co-edited the books Cultures of Insecurity, Why America’s Top Pundits Are Wrong, The Insecure American, Life by Algorithms, The Militarization Reader, and The Counter-Counterinsurgency Manual.

Gusterson has also published widely for more popular audiences.  His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Tribune, the Boston Review, Nature, Science, American Scientist, and the Sciences. He has also had a regular column for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and Sapiens.

Gusterson’s is the sole author of the books Nuclear Rites, People of the Bomb, and Drone (winner of the Roy Palmer Civil Liberties Prize). He has also co-edited the books Cultures of Insecurity, Why America’s Top Pundits Are Wrong, The Insecure American, Life by Algorithms, The Militarization Reader, and The Counter-Counterinsurgency Manual.

Gusterson has also published widely for more popular audiences. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Tribune, the Boston Review, Nature, Science, American Scientist, and the Sciences. He has also had a regular column for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and Sapiens.


Hugh Gusterson

Professor
Research Areas

About

Professor Hugh Gusterson (PhD, Stanford University, 1991) is jointly appointed with the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) and the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. Before coming to UBC in 2020, he taught at MIT, George Mason University, George Washington University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is past president of the American Ethnological Society (2016-17) and has served on the executive boards of the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Social Studies of Science.


Teaching


Research

Gusterson’s research and teaching interests center on militarism, the anthropology of science, neoliberalism, ethics, counterinsurgency, securitization, nuclear policy, drones, the polygraph, and drug policy.


Publications

Gusterson’s is the sole author of the books Nuclear Rites, People of the Bomb, and Drone (winner of the Roy Palmer Civil Liberties Prize). He has also co-edited the books Cultures of Insecurity, Why America’s Top Pundits Are Wrong, The Insecure American, Life by Algorithms, The Militarization Reader, and The Counter-Counterinsurgency Manual.

Gusterson has also published widely for more popular audiences.  His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Tribune, the Boston Review, Nature, Science, American Scientist, and the Sciences. He has also had a regular column for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and Sapiens.

Gusterson’s is the sole author of the books Nuclear Rites, People of the Bomb, and Drone (winner of the Roy Palmer Civil Liberties Prize). He has also co-edited the books Cultures of Insecurity, Why America’s Top Pundits Are Wrong, The Insecure American, Life by Algorithms, The Militarization Reader, and The Counter-Counterinsurgency Manual.

Gusterson has also published widely for more popular audiences. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Tribune, the Boston Review, Nature, Science, American Scientist, and the Sciences. He has also had a regular column for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and Sapiens.


Hugh Gusterson

Professor
Research Areas

Professor Hugh Gusterson (PhD, Stanford University, 1991) is jointly appointed with the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) and the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. Before coming to UBC in 2020, he taught at MIT, George Mason University, George Washington University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is past president of the American Ethnological Society (2016-17) and has served on the executive boards of the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Social Studies of Science.

Gusterson’s research and teaching interests center on militarism, the anthropology of science, neoliberalism, ethics, counterinsurgency, securitization, nuclear policy, drones, the polygraph, and drug policy.

Gusterson’s is the sole author of the books Nuclear Rites, People of the Bomb, and Drone (winner of the Roy Palmer Civil Liberties Prize). He has also co-edited the books Cultures of Insecurity, Why America’s Top Pundits Are Wrong, The Insecure American, Life by Algorithms, The Militarization Reader, and The Counter-Counterinsurgency Manual.

Gusterson has also published widely for more popular audiences.  His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Tribune, the Boston Review, Nature, Science, American Scientist, and the Sciences. He has also had a regular column for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and Sapiens.

Gusterson’s is the sole author of the books Nuclear Rites, People of the Bomb, and Drone (winner of the Roy Palmer Civil Liberties Prize). He has also co-edited the books Cultures of Insecurity, Why America’s Top Pundits Are Wrong, The Insecure American, Life by Algorithms, The Militarization Reader, and The Counter-Counterinsurgency Manual.

Gusterson has also published widely for more popular audiences. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Tribune, the Boston Review, Nature, Science, American Scientist, and the Sciences. He has also had a regular column for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and Sapiens.