I’m a cultural anthropologist studying humanitarian intervention, armed conflict, and technology in sub-Saharan Africa.
I’m a PhD candidate in the Anthropology Department at George Washington University in the U.S. My dissertation research centers on communications infrastructures and humanitarian intervention in response to conflict, specifically an early warning radio network in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. You can read more about it on my research page.
In addition to my dissertation project, I have conducted 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 social media platform use. I am currently a contributing editor at the Society for 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. You can find more about my writing and research on this website, as well as a blog where I write infrequently about anthropology, African politics, and humanitarian interventions as well as left politics, conflict, history, and writing.
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.