Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Rutgers University-Newark
R. Brian Ferguson is a cultural/historical anthropologist who has studied war for three decades. His publications analyse war among tribal peoples, ancient states, in the early archaeological record, recent identity-linked conflicts, and counterinsurgency. His goal has been to develop a unified theoretical approach that applies across contexts. Two other interests are the origins of organised crime and the development of policing in New York City. He directs the graduate programme in Peace and Conflict Studies at Rutgers University-Newark.