Alex Golub

PhD (University of Chicago)
Associate Professor, University of Hawai'i

Alex has a BA in anthropology from Reed College (1995), and an MA (1997) and a Ph.D. (2006) from the University of Chicago. He has written about World of Warcraft and mines in Papua New Guinea. Alex is also a contributor to Savage Minds.


Leviathans at the Gold Mine is an ethnographic account of the relationship between the Ipili, an indigenous group in Papua New Guinea, and the large international gold mine operating on their land. It was not until 1939 that Australian territorial patrols reached the Ipili. By 1990, the third largest gold mine on the planet was operating in their valley. Alex Golub examines how "the …

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