Martin Holbraad is a UK-based anthropologist, Reader in Social Anthropology at University College of London (UCL). His main field research is in Cuba, where he focuses on Afro-Cuban religions and revolutionary politics. He is the author of Truth in Motion: The Recursive Anthropology of Cuban Divination (Chicago, 2012). He is also co-editor of Thinking Through Things: Theorising Artefacts Ethnographically (Routledge, 2007), and of a volume on the contemporary relevance of the anthropological study of cosmology, entitled Framing Cosmologies: The Anthropology of Worlds (Manchester, 2014). Holbraad has also conducted research with the UK-based theatre groups Frantic Assembly and Real Circumstance, exploring the practices of theatrical creativity and their ‘reality effects.’ At present, together with Morten Axel Pedersen, he is writing a book provisionally titled The Ontological Turn: An Anthropological Exposition. Due to appear in 2016 with Cambridge University Press, the book seeks to elucidate the recent emergence of the so-called ‘ontological turn’ as a distinctive anthropological orientation, articulating its core tenets and methodological implications, and exploring its influence in contemporary anthropological research. He also directs Making Selves, Making Revolutions: Comparative Anthropologies of Revolutionary Politics (CARP), a 5-year ERC-funded project launching the comparative study of revolutionary personhood as a new departure for anthropological research.