Martin Pfeiffer

is creating Anthropologically rooted nuclear weapons research & journalism!

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I'm trying to help save the world and have fun with ANTHROPOLOGY!

I'm a  PhD student at the University of New Mexico and my research focuses on how humans create meaning about, around, and with nuclear weapons. One of my areas of focus is analyzing these meaning making (semiotic) practices at official sites of nuclear weapon heritage (like museums). In addition, I report on and publish news and records related to US government activities especially those involving nuclear weapons (but not only).

I expect that a better understanding of nuclear meaning making can enable us to more effectively comprehend and change the systems of thought and behavior that make nuclear weapons seemingly necessary. At the same time, my research can point to constructing safer and more stable ways to talk about and manage the ongoing existence of nuclear weapons. Therefore, I am committed to widely sharing my research data, findings, and analysis as well as primary source documents.

Joining my (select!) community of patrons gets you access to, among other delights, exclusive content on here such as sneak peeks of upcoming blog posts and data dumps, file and document downloads, and the opportunity to help save the world by enabling me to conduct and share my work. Regardless of if you join, virtually all documents I obtain through the FOIA process are available for free at my public OSF archive:

Thanks for reading and I hope you'll join me on this journey!
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This is a key inflection point for me being able to devote the necessary attention to my research and work as well as creating, maintaining, and curating the publicly accessible digital collection of documents, photographs, and records that I have taken, scanned, and acquired.

If we hit this amount then I will further expand my digital archive and be able to properly label, organize, and write up items in it.

In addition I will add:

1) My 1,000 image+ archive of 1950-1965 nuclear weapon laboratory and defense industry advertisements.

2) Scans of  government Civil Defense literature that I possess and add to.

3) All documents I have scanned from the NNSA reading room at UNM.

4) All of my pictures from nuclear weapon heritage sites

I reserve the right to embargo some materials, now and in the future, for a reasonable length of time to allow for publishing, ethics, or privacy reasons.

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