Tobias Rees



  • Fellow
  • Humans & the Microbiome


  • Berggruen Institute
New School of Social Research


  • United States


PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Freiburg


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), 2010

Relevant Publications

Rees, T. After Ethnos. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, forthcoming.

Rees, T. On How the Brain Outgrew Its Histories. Forthcoming with the University of Fordham Press, 2017.

Rees, T. Plastic Reason: An Anthropology of Brain Science in Embryogenetic Terms. University of California Press, 2016.

Rees, T. “Developmental Diseases: An Introduction to the Neurological Human (in Motion).” American Ethnologist 42, no. 1 (2015): 161–74.

Rees, T. “Humanity/Plan –– On the Stateless Today (Also Being an Anthropology of Global Health).” Cultural Anthropology 29, no. 3 (2014): 457–78.

Rees, T. “So Plastic a Brain: On Philosophy, Fieldwork in Philosophy, and Adult Cerebral Plasticity.” BioSocieties (2011): 263–67.

Rees, T. et al. Designs for an Anthropology of the Contemporary. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008.