Author: zoetodd

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zoetodd , January 27th, 2020

It’s dangerous to write and post when you have the flu. But I have been housebound since Friday and although my physical body is nowhere near ready to…


some tips for academic job interviews

zoetodd , December 30th, 2019

The academic job market is fraught. We know this. I can only speak explicitly to the Canadian context, but we know from our own experiences, and from empirical…


anthropology of environments: what I learned from the horseshoe crabs

zoetodd , September 6th, 2019

Long Island sunset (winter 2019) “Would you believe me now If I told you I got caught up in a wave? Almost gave it away Would you hear…


I’m too tired to read your work — on refusing HAU Journal

zoetodd , July 1st, 2019

This weekend, PhD student Taylor Genovese drew attention to the fact that the former Editor in Chief of HAU journal was granted an opportunity to write a final editorial…


Your failure of imagination is not my problem

zoetodd , January 11th, 2019

In November 2016, I flew to Zurich to deliver a talk on my work on Métis legal-ethical paradigms, prairie fish, and the Anthropocene. When we booked the tickets…


gratitude and magic

zoetodd , October 15th, 2018

The job of a blogger is to keep blogging. And in the last few months, I’ve really struggled with coming up with anything meaningful or helpful to say….


The Decolonial Turn 2.0: the reckoning

zoetodd , June 16th, 2018

By now, many readers are familiar with the issues surrounding recent events at HAU: journal of ethnographic theory, including the letters released by the HAU Former Staff 7 here and…


Should I stay or should I go?

zoetodd , May 12th, 2018

Elm tree, Ottawa At the end of my sixth semester as an anthropology professor, I’m reflecting on what it means to inhabit this discipline (or, maybe, to occupy…


anthro{dendum} is now anthro{duodenum}!

zoetodd , April 1st, 2018

It has only been a few months since we re-launched “Savage Minds” as anthro{dendum}, but upon further consideration we feel that the site lacks focus. It was one…


A note to the exhausted anthropology student

zoetodd , December 22nd, 2017

It’s the end of the term. You’ve handed in your papers, you’ve written your last exams. You’ve put the last few months behind you, and hopefully you’re able…