- Joe Anderson
- Social Anthropology School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
- 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
A Home on the Range; Guns, Masculinity, and the LGBT Community in San Diego County
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.