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How Do We Listen to the Living?

Michelle Munyikwa , August 31st, 2020


I opened my twitter on June 15,  to read a non-Black person describe the murder of Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau as an “act of god.” They quote retweeted a…


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Witnessing Puerto Rico, Recognition, and Feeling in the Wake of Hurricane Maria

Michelle Munyikwa , October 3rd, 2019


As the plane descended to land in San Juan’s Airport in August 2018, almost a year after Hurricane Maria jolted Puerto Ricans on the island and elsewhere, I…


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Upon This Break, I Build My House

Michelle Munyikwa , December 13th, 2018


[pquote]There is a way that we exist among ourselves, nestled securely into our knowing, oyster knives in hand. [/pquote]I have a quite uncomfortable visceral reaction when I am…


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Black Removal in South Central Los Angeles

Michelle Munyikwa , November 20th, 2018


This conversation takes place with two ethnographers of Los Angeles: Juli Grigsby is an assistant professor of anthropology at Haverford College, who researches Black women’s political subjectivity, v…


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Introduction to “On the Ground”

Elyse Bailey , March 21st, 2016


The very public lynchings of black men, women, and children prompted much concern, discussion, and action at the 2014 Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association in Washington,…


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