Tom Boellstorff (University of California, Irvine) has focus on Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology. His interests include the Anthropology of sexuality, the Anthropology of globalization, digital Anthropology, Southeast Asian studies, and the Anthropology of HIV/AIDS. His current work emphasizes the Linguistic Anthropology of Southeast Asia, but draws on a range of scholarships such as Informatics, and Ontology.
Tom Boellstorff discusses the significance of Anthropology, Localizing Anthropology, Similarity and Difference, and the place of Anthropology at the University of California. Boellstorff introduces himself, his work, and his conceptions of the current state of Anthropology, vis-a-vis modern academia, history, and his work on Linguistics, Culture, and larger scholarship.
Tom Boellstorff is the author of publications in many edited volumes and a range of journals, including American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist (twice), Annual Review of Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology (twice), Current Anthropology, Environment and Planning D, First Monday, Journal of Asian Studies, Law and Society Review, PoLAR: The Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, Journal of Virtual Worlds Research (twice), Games and Culture, and GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (three times). He has worked as a consultant for the Intel Corporation and advised several community-based HIV/AIDS organizations in Indonesia.