David Graeber Biography – David Graeber Wiki
David Graeber (born David Rolfe Graeber) was an American anthropologist, anarchist activist, and author. He was known for his books “Debt: The First 5000 Years” (2011), “The Utopia of Rules” (2015) and “Bullsh#t Jobs: A Theory” (2018). At the time of his death, he was a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics (LSE).
Graeber received his B.A. from the SUNY Purchase in 1984 and earned his master’s and doctorate in anthropology from the University of Chicago, securing a Fulbright fellowship to conduct field research in Madagascar for his doctoral thesis. In 1998, he became an assistant professor at Yale. 1n 2004, the school decided not to keep him on for the next academic year. The school gave no reason at the time, but he believed that it was because of his politics.
After Yale, he ended at Goldsmiths, University of London, from 2007-2013. At the time of his death, he was a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics (LSE).
He was a founding member of the Anti-Capitalist Convergence, an anarchist group formed in the late 1990s with various chapters throughout North America. In 2011, Graeber’s activism crescendoed when he became involved with the Occupy Wall Street protesters at Zuccotti Park. Graeber is often credited with creating that movement’s most recognizable slogan, “We are the 99%.”
David Graeber Age
David Rolfe Graeber was born on February 12, 1961, in New York City, New York, United States. He died on September 2, 2020, in Venice, Italy. He was 59 years old.
David Graeber Family
David Graeber was born to Kenneth Graeber, a plate stripper (offset photolithography), originally from Kansas, who had fought with the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War, and Ruth (Rubinstein) Graeber, born in Poland, a garment worker and home-maker who had been the female lead in the 1930s Labor Stage musical, Pins & Needles, according to his official website.
David Graeber Wife
David Graeber was married to his wife Nika Dubrovsky. On April 24, 2019, Nika Dubrovsky shared a picture of her with David Graeber on Twitter, captioning it, “Going for a wedding.” Graeber retweeted it, writing, “I’ve never been married before. Even though the proper ceremony is later, in London & Berlin, I have never been more moved than that someone who actually knows me would want to be with me forever.”
David Graeber Death
David Graeber died in a Venice hospital on September 2, 2020, at the age of 59. David Graeber’s wife, Nika Dubrovsky, confirmed his death on Twitter. Dubrovsky tweeted: “Yesterday [September 2, 2020] the best person in a world, my husband and my friend @davidgraeber died in a hospital in Venice.”
David Graeber Cause of Death
David Graeber’s cause of death was not revealed.