Stephen C. Lubkemann is Associate Professor of Anthropology, International Affairs, and Africana Studies at The George Washington University, where he co-founded the Diaspora Research Program and coordinates maritime archaeology activities for the Capitol Archaeological Institute. He is also a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, where he serves as the International Coordinator and co-Director of the Slave Wrecks Project. One line of his research as a socio-cultural anthropologist focuses on displacement, violence, social change, and international intervention (development, rule of law, humanitarian action) in Mozambique, South Africa, Liberia, Angola, and with African diasporas in Portugal and the USA. Another line of his work focuses on the maritime archaeology and heritage of the African slave trade. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, co-edited four volumes (including the 2nd edition of Perspectives on Africa) , the Companion to the Anthropology of Africa (Wiley-Blackwell, 201p) and is the author of the award-finalist book (Culture in Chaos: An Anthropology of the Social Condition in War (Chicago, 2008). He served as the Associate editor of the journal Anthropological Quarterly from 2008-2018. He currently serves as an Anthropology MA advisor, and on 4 doctoral committees.