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Digital Piracy

The war between digital pirates and IP police

I am a Professor of Anthropology at the George Washington University, where I am currently the chair. I specialize in language, mediation, intellectual property, music, and piracy in Latin America (chiefly Brazil) and the United States.  I am Associate Editor of Anthropological Quarterly, the PI of a grant to study teenage cell phone use in Washington DC, and a Research Associate at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History.  I am also a practicing musician in a band called Weird Babies.

EXPLORING LANGUAGE AND MUSIC

Ludic Authoritarianism

Authoritarian speech limits interpretation.  Trust me. >>

River of Tears

My last book is about Brazilian Country music. Yes, it exists. >>

Weird Babies

Our band just recorded four songs with J. Robbins in Baltimore. >>

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING …

“Smart, sly, and generatively disconcerting, Digital Pirates is an ethnographically textured and theoretically rambunctious charting of emerging mediascapes.”

Donald L. Brenneis, University of California, Santa Cruz

All About Alex

I’m an academic, musician, and dad. I enjoy fruit pies and concision.

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I check my email compulsively and communicate through other digital means.

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Stomping Ground

I’m department chair and always “there.”

2110 G St
Washington, DC 20052
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