Brian Goldstone

Luce/ACLS Fellow in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs

Emory University

Brian Goldstone is a writer and anthropologist based in Atlanta. He is currently a Luce/ACLS Fellow in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs at Emory University. Prior to this, he was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University.

He is the co-editor of African Futures: Essays on Crisis, Emergence, and Possibility (University of Chicago Press, 2017), and his writings have appeared in Harper's Magazine, Guernica, Jacobin, Public Books, South Atlantic Quarterly, History of the Present, Theory & Event, and The Johannesburg Salon. In 2015, he organized a two-day photography exhibition and symposium, "Image as Method: Ethnography-Photography-Film-Sensation-Perception," at the Heyman Center for the Humanities. 

Brian received his Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University. He is the recipient of fellowships from Fulbright, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies. In 2016, as a Justice-in-Education Fellow at Columbia, he taught a course on "States of Confinement" at Sing Sing Correctional Facility.