Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Costs of War

Catherine Besteman

Francis F. Bartlett and Ruth K. Bartlett Professor of Anthropology, Colby College

A past President of the Association of Political and Legal Anthropologists and a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow, Catherine Besteman's books include Making Refuge: Somali Bantu Refugees and Lewiston, Maine (2016), Transforming Cape Town (2008), Unraveling Somalia (1999), and the co-edited volumes Cultures of Militarism (2019), Life by Algorithms (2019), The Insecure American (2009) and Why America’s Top Pundits are Wrong (2005).  

Areas of Interest: Inequality and racism; security, insecurity, violence, and militarism; Somalia; migration and mobility