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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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Theory as reproduction: Reflections on the history of doing feminist anthropology in Australia Part 1 and 2

The Familiar Strange , December 27th, 2020


The Familiar Strange · Part 1:Theory as reproduction:reflections on the history of doing feminist anthropology in Australia The Familiar Strange · Part 2:Theory as reproduction:reflections on the hist…


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Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Me

Alice Beck Kehoe , November 5th, 2020


In the depths of the Depression, two girls were born to Jewish parents in New York City. One, in 1933, was Ruth Bader, later Mrs. Ginsburg. The other,…


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I’ve Never Met Anyone Like Me, But Anthropologists (Not Me) Study People Like Me, Or: What if we trans/non-binary people weren’t just your objects of study?

Rine , October 8th, 2020


cw: transphobia, mention of suicide and murder Willow, our cat. I started writing this piece in June. It was during Pride month, amidst JK Rowling’s ongoing public transphobia,…


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On Gutters and Ethnography

Rine , September 25th, 2020


In a departure from more conventional communication methods in academia, I’m exploring how comics–a medium I love to read and am learning to make (thank you to my…


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BIPOC Survival – A Conversation about the Malignant Intersection of Narcissism and Racism in Anthropology and Academia

Chelsey R. Carter , September 7th, 2020


[This article was co-authored by Anar Parikh and Chelsey Carter. Please cite accordingly.] Content Warning: The topics discussed in this piece share experiences of racism, narcissism, and abuse;…


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BIPOC Survival – A Conversation about the Malignant Intersection of Narcissism and Racism in Anthropology and Academia

carter , September 7th, 2020


[This article was co-authored by Anar Parikh and Chelsey Carter. Please cite accordingly.] Content Warning: The topics discussed in this piece share experiences of racism, narcissism, and abuse;…


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Anthropology in the “real world”: A Roundtable Discussion About Applied Anthropology

The Familiar Strange , September 6th, 2020


This week we bring you a very special episode!  Last year we collaborated with the Australian Network of Student Anthropologists, or ANSA for short and recorded their roundtable…


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REDUX: The Privileged Discomfort of Border Crossings

Nida Kirmani , August 19th, 2020


First published December 6, 2018 As social scientists our work often directly grows out of our personal journeys—journeys that are physical, emotional, intellectual and political. However, this is…


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Ed Bruner: In Memoriam

Alma Gottlieb , August 13th, 2020


August 8, 2020 Ed Bruner at his home in Illinois (2005) Ed Bruner passed away yesterday, at 95–peacefully, at home. I wish my daughter and I could have…


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Reigniting student activism at UWI

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds/Blogs , June 21st, 2020


This co-authored op-ed from University of the West Indies, Sociology PhD candidate Nathan Chapman and myself, is meant as a conversation starter about the importance of student activism…


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Reigniting student activism at UWI

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds , June 21st, 2020


This co-authored op-ed from University of the West Indies, Sociology PhD candidate Nathan Chapman and myself, is meant as a conversation starter about the importance of student activism…


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You have to strike, assholes!!! #PostCoronaUniversity

Alessandro Chidichimo , June 18th, 2020


You ask, “What concrete actions can we take?” You have to strike, assholes! We need to take the example of Aboubakar Soumaoro in Italy, who organized the 21…


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Lamento meridano antropologocéntrico

Gabriela Vargas-Cetina , May 6th, 2020


Explicación sobre las microgotas en la transmisión del COVID 19https://youtu.be/vBvFkQizTT4 En la investigación sobre el COVID se ha encontrado que es necesario tener microgotas de un cierto tamaño…


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UK Universities, Decolonisation and the Future of Sociology

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds , March 4th, 2020


What is meant by the decolonisation of academic life? Why might it be of importance to contemporary British sociology? How might decolonisation proceed, and what might our sociological…


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UK Universities, Decolonisation and the Future of Sociology

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds/Blogs , March 4th, 2020


What is meant by the decolonisation of academic life? Why might it be of importance to contemporary British sociology? How might decolonisation proceed, and what might our sociological…


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Can academics change the world?

Fran Barone , January 19th, 2020


Via The Conversation: Research and creative thinking can change the world. This means that academics have enormous power. But, as academics Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr have warned,…


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Ep. #51: Newsworthy stories, Becoming projects, Ethics of danger & Balancing values: This month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , November 24th, 2019


Jodie [1:26] begins our panel this month with a recent incident in Canberra, Australia, where a woman was shot by a ‘random’ gunman. Luckily her wound was not…


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Ep. #50 An Anthropology of Universities: Jodie Trembath on Selling Academia

Kylie Wong Dolan , November 11th, 2019


This episode, Kylie interviews a very familiar guest … Dr Jodie-Lee Trembath (aka Jodie from TFS)! Now, Jodie’s no stranger to qualifications, but this year she completed her…


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In University Restructures, is Trauma too Strong a Word?

Jodie-Lee Trembath , September 22nd, 2019


I would argue that the unhappy academics were creating and adding to what I described in my thesis as affective swirls of discontent, and that they were doing…


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A Call for Transformation: Ending the Myth of Neutrality

Bryan Cockrell , July 2nd, 2019


Following my introductory post, I now describe the first of three parts of my call for transformation in museums and the academic-industrial complex. The first part is to:…


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Omens of an Intellectual Death

Guest Contributor , June 11th, 2019


Found Poems on “Scholarly Knowledge” from Promotion Review Letters by Dr. REDACTED, Professor of Anthropology, REDACTED University Dedicated to Dell Hymes, who once said, “One should react to the…


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Making an academic ‘coven’

The Familiar Strange , February 24th, 2019


Hierarchies persist, which is why factions, such as covens, coalesce in the first place. They emerge from a place of need. A need to counteract isolation, disparate power…


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