I’m an anthropologist studying humanitarian intervention, armed conflict, and technology in sub-Saharan Africa.
I am a PhD candidate in the Anthropology department at George Washington University in the U.S. My dissertation research centers on infrastructures of humanitarian intervention in response to conflict, specifically an early warning radio network in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. You can read more about it on my research page.
In addition to my dissertation project, I have conducted previous research in Uganda and DR Congo on FM radio programs, demobilization efforts during war, counterinsurgency, and rumors, as well as research in the US on media ideologies of social media platforms. I am currently a contributing editor at the journal Cultural Anthropology. I use he/him pronouns.
Prior to coming to GW and DC, I studied at Yale University, where I was also a managing editor at the Yale Journal of International Affairs, and Arizona State University, and briefly taught high school social studies. I write here about African politics and humanitarian interventions as well as left politics, conflict, history, writing, and anthropology more broadly.
For more info, click above to see my blog or learn about my research or publications. You can contact me at scottandrewross [at] gmail [dot] com. I’m on twitter at @scott_a_ross.