- Joe Anderson
- Edinburgh UK
- Research Interests
- Gun Culture, Gun Ownership, Embodiment and the anthropology of the body, California, History, National Belonging, San Diego, Phenomenology, United States, America, Anthropology of the United States, ethnography, Anthropology of ethics
Guns Ownership and Activism in San Diego: gender, ethics, and embodiment
My research focuses on a gun rights organisation in San Diego, California, investigating the role that guns play in constructing gendered spaces, embodied states, and ethical orientations.
The University of Edinburgh (2011 – 2015): First Class MA Social Anthropology
The University of California San Diego (2013-2014) - Socio/cultural Anthropology
The University of Edinburgh (2015 - 2016) - Distinction; Master of Science by Research
The University of Edinburgh (2016 - Present) - PhD Social Anthropology
Publications and Presentations
Anderson, J. 2018. "We Need to Talk About Gun Violence; Reflections on Terminology and Contexts of Violence, Somatosphere.
Anderson, J. 2017. "Gun Owners, Ethics, and the Problem fo Evil: a response to the Las Vegas shooting", Hau; Journal of Ethnographic Theory, 7 (3), (https://www.haujournal.org/index.php/hau/article/view/hau7.3.003)
Anderson, J. 2016. "Book Review: Cold War Anthropology: The CIA, The Pentagon and the Growth of Dual Use Anthropology by David H. Price", LSE Review of Books. (http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2016/07/19/book-review-cold-war-anthropology-the-cia-the-pentagon-and-the-growth-of-dual-use-anthropology-by-david-h-price/)
Anderson, J. 2015. "An Anthropology of US Gun Culture; The Productive Tension Between Ideology and Embodiment”, Groundings Ancients Journal, 3. (Prize for Best Article in Journal)
"Pulling the Trigger: The American Gun Violence Epidemic", Presenter at the 2014 UCSD Horizons of Global Health Conference
Gun Violence and Social Pathology - Co-Instructor and course designer with Professor Janis Jenkins; University of California San Diego, Undergraduate Seminar, Spring Quarter 2017
Empires - Tutor, Undergraduate Course in Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh, 2017
Social Anthropology 1B: Anthropology Matters - Tutor, Undergraduate Course in Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh, 2018
Title, Memberships and Affiliations
UCSD Gun Violence Intervention Group - A group that aims to investigate realistic solutions to gun violence in America. Clinton Global Initiative funded society associated with the University of California San Diego Global Health Programme.