Kath Weston

Kath Weston

Fall 2017
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University of Virginia

Kath Weston is professor of anthropology at the University of Virginia and the author of seven books, including her latest, Animate Planet: Making Visceral Sense of Living in a High-Tech Ecologically Damaged World (2017).  Weston is a Guggenheim Fellow who has conducted research in North America, India, Japan, and the United Kingdom, and served as a visiting professor at Cambridge University and Tokyo University. She has also published extensively on kinship, class, gender, and sexuality, including Traveling Light: On the Road with America’s Poor and Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship. Her current work focuses on political ecology, the anthropology of finance, and science studies, with an emphasis on embodied engagements with the world around us.