Tag: Advice for Students

Trying to Out the CIA, and Other Musings about Ethnography.com

Last June, I published an article about the role of the CIA in the post-World War II world order.  I rather liked it,  but no one seems to…

(Almost) Native Ethnography meets the heat of the Tunisian Desert

What is Ethnography? Ethnografia ni nini?

The New Face of Ethnography, from Tanzania to Thailand

Life as an Insect Inside a Glass Jar: Language Learning Through Immersion

“Certain esoteric rites” for The Ethnographer

Max Weber was a funny guy!

So You’re Giving a Conference Presentation

Anthropology is one part secondary intellectual engagement and one part applied ethnographic engagement, that moment where the rubber meets the road and those theoretical abstractions and intervention…

Notes From the Field: Is this Skyrim?

Anthropologists go through some unique experiences as they conduct fieldwork. From experimenting with drugs to seeing people who have been dead for decades during a ceremony (read about…

So You’re A Graduate Student and You Want to Get Published: Takeaways from the Anthropod Publishing Series

By Emma Louise Backe Anthropod, the anthropology podcast run out of Cultural Anthropology, is an excellent resource for individuals both within and without the discipline (see what I…

So You’re an Undergraduate and You Want to Get Published

By Rayna Elizabeth If you are thinking of pursing a career in academia or as a writer in general, you might want to attempt to submit your research…

Peace Corps Edifice Complexes

Playing Along: Fieldwork, Emotional Labor and Self-Care

By Emma Louise Backe For any practicing or aspiring anthropologist, fieldwork is the defining, almost qualifying practice of the discipline. As an undergraduate studying sociocultural anthropology, we…

Broken Femurs and Cracked Backs: An Ethnography of Thai Motorcycle Safety

How are the Minds of PhD Students “Disciplined” by Graduate School?