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Costs of War

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Catherine Lutz

Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor Emerita of Anthropology and International Studies, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University
Co-Director, Costs of War

Catherine Lutz is the co-founder and co-Director of the Costs of War project. Lutz is the author of numerous books on the U.S. military and its bases and personnel, including "War and Health: The Medical Consequences of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan" (ed. with A. Mazzarino, 2019), "Breaking Ranks" (with M. Gutmann, 2010), "The Bases of Empire" (ed., 2009), and "Homefront: A Military City and the American 20th Century" (2001) and a co-founder of the Network of Concerned Anthropologists. She has also conducted research on U.N. peacekeeping in Haiti, South Sudan, Liberia and Lebanon. Lutz is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and numerous other awards for her work. She is past president of the American Ethnological Society, the largest organization of cultural anthropologists in the U.S., and serves on the board of The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.