Les Beldo is a cultural anthropologist and postdoctoral fellow at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. His research examines the ethics of human-animal interaction expressed or implied in various forms of hunting, activism, and scientific management.
He completed his PhD at the University of Chicago in 2014. His dissertation provides an ethnographic account of the continued conflict over Makah indigenous whaling in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. His previous research on the anthropology of morality has been published in the journal Anthropological Theory. He co-authored, with Richard Shweder, an entry on the concept of culture for the Second Edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- Why We Disagree on Matters of Conscience
A response to "What are the connections between culture and conscience?"