Andrew Beatty
Author and Anthropologist

Andrew Beatty is an anthropologist. He is interested in psychological anthropology, life writing, and literary approaches to ethnography. His books include two narrative ethnographies, A Shadow Falls: In the Heart of Java (2009) and After the Ancestors: an Anthropologist's Story (2015), and Emotional Worlds: Beyond an Anthropology of Emotion (2019).

Written by Andrew Beatty

The emotional lives of others

On Nias island, the heart can be ‘squeezed’, ‘hot’, even ‘hairy’. What can anthropology say about unfamiliar emotional zones?

Andrew Beatty