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.

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Editorial Committee

Giovanni da Col (SOAS, University of London) – Chair
Julie Archambault (Concordia University)
Niloofar Haeri (Johns Hopkins University)
Sasha Newell (Université libre de Bruxelles)


Editorial Board (HAU Books and HAU Journal)


Senior Editorial Assistant

Faun Rice


Copy Editing and Proofreading

Michelle Beckett
Justin Dyer
Ian Tuttle


Other Staff

Sheehan Moore (Graphic Design)


Editorial Interns

Miks Upenieks


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.


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