Hugh Raffles is an anthropologist at The New School whose work explores relationships among people, animals, and things. His writing has appeared in academic and popular venues, including Granta, Public Culture, Natural History, Orion, and The New York Times. His most recent book, Insectopedia, was selected as a New York Times Notable Book and will be published this year in German, French, and Chinese. In 2010, He received a Whiting Writers' Award. He is currently working on an ethnography of rocks and stones.