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Catherine LUTZ

Dept. of Anthropology and Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs | Brown University
Presentation: Bureaucratic Weaponry and the Production of Ignorance in Military Operations on Guam

Professor Lutz is the author or co-author of many books and articles on a range of issues, including security and militarization, gender violence, and transportation.  Writing and speaking widely in a variety of media, she has also consulted with a variety of civil society organizations as well as with the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the government of Guam.  She is past president of the American Ethnological Society and was selected as a Guggenheim Fellow.


The Costs of War Project is a team of over 40 scholars, legal experts, human rights practitioners, and physicians, which began its work in 2011. We use research and a public website to facilitate debate about the costs of the post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the related violence in Pakistan and Syria.