Introducing The Editors

As a part of the recent changes which have been occurring here at The Geek Anthropologist, this blog is now community-run. This means that instead of being managed by one person, it is now overseen by a team of editors: Nicholas Mizer, Marie-Pierre Renaud and myself, Emma Louise Backe.

As editors of The Geek Anthropologist, we come from a variety of backgrounds. We met through our mutual love of geek culture and dedication to the practice of anthropology. This blog ostensibly wouldn’t be possible without the kinds of communities cyberspace can create and enhance. As a group, we run The Geek Anthropologist to share our own insight and opinions on geeky or anthropological topics we find interesting, encourage conversation, and increase awareness about how a social science framework can complement and supplement our understanding of kaiju, aliens and cyborgs. Each of us has studied anthropology in undergraduate or graduate school , and we all have different elements of geek culture that attract and excite us. Though we all identify as geeks, we understand the identity in our own ways, and also hope the blog will elicit discussion about what it means to be a geek and how this relates to being an anthropologist. For more personal information about the editors, you can go to our Who Are These Geeks? page.

Our role is to oversee the content of the blog. We review upcoming blog posts, conduct research on future series or projects that will occur in installments, moderate commentary, and communicate with interested contributors and readers. We strive to cultivate engaging, thought-provoking and entertaining posts.

We are also looking for regular contributors  who would be interested in joining our team. Geek culture is an expansive terrain and we hope to include as many perspectives and niches as possible.

Thank you for reading and may your midichlorians remain strong!




About Emma Louise Backe

PhD student in Medical Anthropology at the George Washington University and independent consultant, focusing on the intersections of international development, global health, reproductive health justice, gender-based violence, and the politics of care. Social justice sailor scout working on behalf of survivors of sexual violence, gender equity, and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health among vulnerable populations.

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