Hau Books is the book publishing wing of the Society for Ethnographic Theory, a learned society that also publishes the quarterly journal, Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory (www.haujournal.org). Hau Books, founded in 2015 by Giovanni da Col, is committed to publishing the most distinguished texts in classic and advanced anthropological theory. The titles aim to situate ethnography as the prime heuristic of anthropology and return it to the forefront of conceptual developments in the discipline. Hau Books is sponsored by some of the world’s most distinguished anthropology departments and research institutions, and releases its titles in both print editions and open-access formats. Titles are printed, distributed and marketed by The University of Chicago Press.

Hau Books @ UChicago Press


Executive Editor
Giovanni da Col (SOAS, University of London)

Editorial Assistant
Faun Rice

Editorial Board
Carlos Fausto (Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro)
Ilana Gershon (Indiana)
Michael Lempert (Michigan)
Stephan Palmie (Chicago)
Jonathan Parry (LSE)
Joel Robbins (Cambridge)
Danilyn Rutherford (UC Santa Cruz)
Anne-Christine Taylor (CNRS-Quai Branly)
Jason Throop (UCLA)



Open Access Policy

Creative Commons License

Hau Books releases its titles in both open access (html) and print (paperback) formats. The open access versions are available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). The full license is available here. It broadly states that the copyright of the open access version remains with the author, while first publication rights belong to the publisher. Please contact the editors for further information.