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Anthropology professor to edit national journal

Tom Boellstorff, associate professor of anthropology at UC Irvine, has been selected by the American Anthropological Association to edit its…

December 11, 2007

Tom Boellstorff, associate professor of anthropology at UC Irvine, has been selected by the American Anthropological Association to edit its flagship journal, American Anthropologist. The 109-year-old publication features academic articles, commentaries and reviews related to anthropology. Boellstorff’s research focuses on gay and lesbian studies, HIV/AIDS in Indonesia and Internet and virtual communities. He will publish a book next year titled Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human (Princeton University Press), in which he explores issues like gender, race, sex, money, conflict and antisocial behavior in the virtual world.