David’s scholarly interests include U.S. foreign and military policy, militarization and human rights, foreign military bases, forced displacement, gentrification, indigenous peoples, race/ethnicity, gender and sexuality, poverty and inequality, the Indian Ocean, urban anthropology, cities and urban development, ethnography and writing ethnography for non-academic audiences, and public anthropology. He is a steering committee member of the Network of Concerned Anthropologists and a contributor to TomDispatch.com and Foreign Policy in Focus. He was founding co-editor of the "Public Anthropology Reviews" section in American Anthropologist.
Major recent appearances only. See CV for a additional appearances.
2017 Wake [foreign policy podcast], “The Costs and Benefits of Overseas Base,” May 1.
2016 Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age (W.W. Norton), Kenneth J. Guest. Two-page profile.
2016 Monthly Review, “Empire of Bases,” review of Base Nation by Zoltan Grossman, vol. 68, no. 7
2016 Wake Up Call podcast, “The Unbelievably Horrific Diego Garcia Tragedy with Dr. David Vine,” August 19.
2016 Economist, “Go Home, Yankee,” August 13-19.
2016 Pivot TV, Truth and Power, “Camp Justice,” March 18. Profiled.
2016 NPR, Here and Now, January 27.
2016 Reason TV, “ISIS is Expanding. Should U.S. Military Bases Abroad Expand Too?” January 21.
2015 NPR, On Point with Tom Ashbrook, “A New String of Military Bases Abroad?” December 14.
2015 NPR, To the Point, “Should the US Rethink the Huge Cost of Its Military Bases?” September 16.
2015 CSPAN-TV, “Book Discussion on Base Nation,” August 26. Book talk at Politics & Prose, Washington, DC.
2015 NPR, All Things Considered, “Do America’s Military Bases Abroad Help Or Hinder Global Security?” August 23.
2015-2016 Selected additional Base Nation radio interviews with POTUS SiriusXM Satellite Radio; No Alibis KCSB; KPFK Pacifica Public Radio; Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Ring of Fire; Texas Public Radio; BYU Public Radio; Wisconsin Public Radio; Vassar College Public Radio; This is Hell; Mike Feder Show; Michael Caster Show.