The American Ethnological Society has selected Professor Angelique Haugerud as the new editor of American Ethnologist. Professor Haugerud is a specialist in cultural politics, globalization, economic neoliberalism, democracy, social movements, political and economic anthropology, ethnicity, politics of development, land tenure, and political ecology. She has conducted ethnographic research in both Africa and the United States and she received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Northwestern University in 1984. During the past several decades she has carried out a half-dozen years of research in East and Central Africa (most recently in Kenya in 2009).
Professor Haugerud is author of The Culture of Politics in Modern Kenya (Cambridge University Press, 1995); co-editor (with Marc Edelman) of The Anthropology of Development and Globalization: From Classical Political Economy to Contemporary Neoliberalism (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2005); and co-editor (with M. Priscilla Stone and Peter D. Little) of Commodities and Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives (Rowman and Littlefield, 2000). In 2004, she began ethnographic research on the cultural politics of wealth and satirical activism in the United States.
Professor Haugerud has been awarded research fellowships from the National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, American Philosophical Society, and Rockefeller Foundation, among others. She has served as editor of the scholarly journal Africa Today (1996-1998) and has been elected to the executive boards of the American Anthropological Association's General Anthropology Division (2002-2005), the African Studies Association (1999-2002), the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (1997-2000), and the Society for Economic Anthropology (1992-1995). She has been on the editorial board of Africa Contemporary Record, African Studies Quarterly, and Signs. Professor Haugerud’s tenure as editor will begin in July of 2011.