Danilyn Rutherford: “Affect and the Empirical in the Making of Stone Age New Guinea”

Danilyn Rutherford: “Affect and the Empirical in the Making of Stone Age New Guinea”

Professor Rutherford’s work focuses on West Papua. Raiding the Land of the Foreigners (Princeton, 2003) focused on alterity and the limits of the nation in Biak. She is now finishing a book on audience and sovereignty in West Papua, working on a book on technology and colonial experience in the Dutch New Guinea highlands, and beginning projects on secular belief and kinship and modernity in the U.S.

Danilyn Rutherford is Associate Professor of Anthropology at UC Santa Cruz.

Photo by Tim Laman.