Digital Anthropology: Check.

I was impressed to notice that University College London is going to begin offering an “MA in ‘Digital Anthropology'”: starting in fall 2009. They are even “hiring”: if you’d like to throw your hat in the ring. Just a quick glance at their core readings — Chris Kelty, Tom Boellstorf, Mimi Ito, The Daniel Miller Assemblage, etc — makes the course look interesting to me, and relatively low on the hand-waveyness scale. Sounds like an interesting program.


Alex Golub is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. His book Leviathans at The Gold Mine has been published by Duke University Press. You can contact him at