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Introducing a New TGA Editor: Connor Martini

connormartini , June 13th, 2022

I’ve yet to meet an academic who is not a geek. What it means to be either an academic or a geek is, by necessity, flexible and inconsistent,…

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Ep # 90: The First Year Special: This Month on TFS. 

The Familiar Strange , April 17th, 2022

The Familiar Strange · Ep # 90: The First Year Special: This Month on TFS Welcome back to the Familiar Strange.  We’re back with a special panel episode…

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A (Personal) Tale of Two Socialisms

Mariya Ivancheva , April 15th, 2022

Note from Allegra editors: We publish this video and transcript of EASA President Mariya Ivancheva’s talk from the annual conference Why the World Needs Anthropologists of the Applied…

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Martin Fotta: Towards Anti-War Anthropology: On EASA, CEE and NATO

focaal_admin , April 14th, 2022

One of the casualties of Putin’s war on Ukraine will be European critical social science. While the war has instigated important discussions about ‘US-plaining’, ‘Westplaining’ and about Russian…



Sara Emilie Lafontaine , March 22nd, 2022

PART I Two Years Ago It was a hot day in July, and clocks were striking eight. It had been fifteen years since the Pacifying Police Units (UPPs)…

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Academic Fictions: 2022

Dennis Rodgers , March 18th, 2022

Last year, the Allegra Lab began a thematic thread showcasing a selection of the wonderful “academic fictions” written by students as an assignment for the course on “Cities,…

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The search for the worst anthro job ad: An interview with Dada Docot

Ryan , March 8th, 2022

In September 2021, Dada Docot sent out a half-serious tweet about finding the Worse Anthro Job Ad for 2021. The post got attention, and the search took off….


On the use and abuse of networks in academia

Allegra , February 23rd, 2022

Like most anthropologists, we have been watching events unfold at Harvard University’s anthropology department over the past weeks: accusations of abuse; letters in support of the man accused…

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Who cares? Peer-review at Allegra

Allegra , February 10th, 2022

At Allegra, we believe and know from our own experience that the fresh eyes of our peers can help us improve drafts, weed out waffle, strengthen an argument,…

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Ten Treasures (and a Bonus): A Selection of Anthropological Gems You Might Have Missed from the Past Few Years

Alma Gottlieb , January 26th, 2022

I began interviewing authors of fabulous new anthropology books for this space back in 2016. While completing 11 interviews, I also amassed a backlog of more terrific books…

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Living Water and the politics and anti-politics of water in Jordan (Part 1)

Geoffrey Hughes , December 2nd, 2021

  We are often told that Jordan is one of the most water-poor countries on the planet and it is hard not to recognize the truth of this…


GAA 2021 Conference Diary: Atmospheric Discussions?

Tabea Scharrer , October 11th, 2021

In collaboration with the conference organisers, Allegra had reached out to a number of colleagues to submit some impressions in the form of “daily diaries” from the recent…


#A future history of water: Andrea Ballestero’s response

Andrea Ballestero , October 10th, 2021

When encountering the generosity of brilliant colleagues, one can only start with gratitude. Add to that a historical moment when a virus has reconfigured the languages, spaces, and…


The only lesson is that there aren’t enough jobs

Daniel Souleles , October 8th, 2021

Every so often something happens that perfectly encapsulates the consumptive death rattle that is the job market in higher education. A few weeks ago, the department of anthropology…


#A future history of water: Strange thing full of water – Alberto Corsin-Jimenez’s comments

Alberto Corsin-Jimenez , October 7th, 2021

Andrea Ballestero (2019). A Future History of Water. Duke University Press. As I write these lines, my home city, Madrid, is covered in a thick blanket of snow….


#A future history of water: Maura Finkelstein’s comments

Maura Finkelstein , October 6th, 2021

Andrea Ballestero,(2019). A Future History of Water. Duke University Press. I have an exercise I like to assign to my students, one that I have adapted from Donna…


#A future history of water: Rachel Douglas-Jones’ comments

Rachel Douglas-Jones , October 6th, 2021

As I finished reading Ballestero’s A Future History of Water, the world observed World Water Day 2021. Organized by the United Nations, it has been observed annually each…


EP#81 Lifeworlds & Studying Aoetorea: Susanna Trnka on Traversing Multiple Lifeworlds & Publics

The Familiar Strange , October 3rd, 2021

The Familiar Strange · EP#81 Lifeworlds & Studying Aoetorea: Susanna Trnka on Traversing Multiple Lifeworlds & Publics We’re back this week with Joe’s first interview! For this episode,…

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Ethnographic Film at the Crossroads

Christos Varvantakis , July 29th, 2021

Ethnographic film is blooming Ethnographic film, however loosely defined, is blooming. While to track and map the entire production of ethnographic film appears next-to impossible, I want to…


Évariste Galois: el matemático fugaz

anthropologies , July 6th, 2021

Read Time:5 Minute, 39 Second Algunos misterios siempre escaparán a la mente humana. Para convencernos de ello sólo hay que echar …


Relatos para una reconciliación oportuna

anthropologies , June 28th, 2021

Read Time:9 Minute, 38 Second El antropólogo neoyorquino Elijah G. Costanza realizó entre 1973 y 1975 un trabajo de campo en el val…


On The Culture of Harassment in Archaeology: An interview with Barbara L. Voss

Uzma Z. Rizvi , June 22nd, 2021

[Content advisory: This article discusses harassment and discrimination in archaeology, including discussion of sexual assault.] On the morning of March 30, 2021, three articles on the culture of…


My Divine Pet Rock

The Familiar Strange , May 23rd, 2021

Amusing anecdotes about fieldwork were, from what I could tell, basic currency throughout university halls, on conference panels, and in graduate student lounges. Many of my teachers and…

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Ep #71 Entrepreneurism in Academia and Ethics on The Ground: This Month of TFS

The Familiar Strange , March 21st, 2021

The Familiar Strange · Ep #71 Entrepreneurism in Academia and Ethics on The Ground: This Month of TFS This week on TFS, the Strangers continue with our new…

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