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.