David Graeber

Professor, Department of Anthropology

London School of Economics and Political Science

David Graeber teaches anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the author of Towards an Anthropological Theory of Value, Lost People, Possibilities: Essays on Hierarchy, Rebellion, and Desire, and most recently DEBT: The First 5,000 Years. He has written for Harper's, The Nation, Mute, and The New Left Review.

David Graeber's original research project focused on relations between former nobles and former slaves in a rural community in Madagascar; it was about magic as a tool of politics, about the nature of power, character, and the meaning of history. He has also worked extensively on value theory, and has recently completed a major research project on social movements dedicated to principles of direct democracy, direct action, and has written widely on the relation (real and potential) of anthropology and anarchism. He is currently also working on a project on the history of debt.