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Roberto J. González

Professor of Anthropology, San José State University

Roberto J. González is a cultural anthropologist who specializes in the anthropology of science and technology, militarization, environmental anthropology, and the history of anthropological thought. He has written several books including "Zapotec Science: Farming and Food in the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca" (2001), "American Counterinsurgency: Human Science and the Human Terrain" (2009), "Militarizing Culture: Essays on the Warfare State" (2010), "Militarization: A Reader" (co-edited, 2019), "Connected: How a Mexican Village Built Its Own Cell Phone Network" (2020), and "War Virtually: The Quest to Automate Conflict, Militarize Date, and Predict the Future" (2022).


  • –present
    Professor and Chair, San José State University


  • 1998 
    University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D in Anthropology