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6 Steps to Everyday Anthropological Research

Meagan McGuire, CDME , March 1st, 2021


Many Destination Management Organizations (DMOs) are allocating funds toward research to inform decisions on strategy. Studies often seek to understand the motivations, behaviors, interests, and …


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COVID-19 and The Lessons Anthropology Learned from HIV/AIDS by Merrill Singer

Merrill Singer , June 30th, 2020


On April 24, 1980, Ken Horne, a San Francisco resident, was reported to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as a young man suffering with an old man’s…


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Open Letter to U.S. Senators Ron Wyden & Jeff Merkley by Jena Thoma

Jena Thoma , June 24th, 2020


Author’s Note: Now, more than ever, we need to reach out to our political representatives in order to enact changes to our healthcare system, employment protections, and federally…


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Open Letter to Senator Jack Reed by Argenis Hurtado Moreno

Argenis Hurtado Moreno , June 24th, 2020


Argenis Hurtado MorenoProvidence, RI 02912June 22, 2020 Jack ReedSenator of Rhode Island728 Hart Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Reed, Thursday was an important and n…


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Advocacy Letters: An Invitation by Emily Yates-Doerr

Emily Yates-Doerr , June 24th, 2020


Somatosphere is launching a new series to share political and social advocacy letters. Please submit your open letters to emilyjf@gmail.com Dear Reader, We are launching this series to…


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Techologically Ill wins Hugh Brody Visual Anthropology Prize 2019

ukvisualanth , June 22nd, 2019


Noemie Degiorgis’ transformative short documentary, Technologically Ill, won the Hugh Brody Visual Anthropology Prize at this year’s visual anthropology screening, Resolutionaries.   …


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Invitation to Resolutionaries 2019-Rebel-Recreate-Reclaim

ukvisualanth , May 21st, 2019


  Dear students, friends, alumni and supporters of visual anthropology at Kent, In the year when Extinction Rebellion protests caught the public imagination and led to the declaration…


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“The Hope Is in Organizing:” An Interview with Iconic Farmworker Activist Dolores Huerta

aaaguestcontributor , November 6th, 2018


Post author Andre Fernando Biehl is a junior at Princeton High School in Princeton, NJ. As part of an independent social science project, he has been working with…


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Five Things You Should Know About the “Migrant Caravan”

aaaguestcontributor , November 5th, 2018


We are anthropologists who work with migrants and refugees, many of whom are fleeing for their lives.  And we want to set the record straight. We conduct research…


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Transparencies Report

ukvisualanth , June 13th, 2018


  Introduction TRANSPARENCIES 2018  celebrated the creativity and initiative of our students,  how they gave of themselves and collaborated to be able to realise the films they wanted….


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Stop Using Psychiatry to Sell Guns

aaaguestcontributor , May 31st, 2018


This post was submitted by Jonathan M. Metzl, professor of sociology and psychiatry, and director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, at Vanderbilt University. It’s enough to…


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Marching For Our Lives?

aaaguestcontributor , March 28th, 2018


This post was submitted by Alice B. Kehoe, professor of anthropology, emerita at Marquette University. My housemate marched on Saturday. My next-door neighbor marched on Saturday. I didn’t…


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Petty Nationalism and the Right’s War on Language

aaaguestcontributor , February 23rd, 2018


This post was submitted by Phillip M. Carter, an associate professor of linguistics at Florida International University’s Cuban Research Institute The French Revolutionaries, compelled as they were by…


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Human Rights in an Age of Immorality and Unreason

aaaguestcontributor , December 10th, 2017


This post is part of a series celebrating Human Rights Day authored by members of the former AAA Committee for Human Rights (CfHR), now represented on the Members’ Programmatic, Advisory,…


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Advice From the Frontlines: DC-Based Human Rights Defenders

aaaguestcontributor , December 9th, 2017


This post is part of a series celebrating Human Rights Day authored by members of the former AAA Committee for Human Rights (CfHR), now represented on the Members’ Programmatic, Advisory,…


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Language, Human Rights, and Social Justice

aaaguestcontributor , December 8th, 2017


This post is part of a series celebrating Human Rights Day authored by members of the former AAA Committee for Human Rights, now represented on the Members’ Programmatic,…


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The UN Declaration of Human Rights and the 2017 US Tax Bill: Reflecting on the Anthropological Response

aaaguestcontributor , December 7th, 2017


This post is the first in a series celebrating Human Rights Day authored by members of the former AAA Committee for Human Rights, now represented on the Members’…


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AAA at Global Climate Change Conference – “We’re Still In”

aaaguestcontributor , November 9th, 2017


This post, the first in a series from the members of the AAA delegation at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, was authored by Shirley Fiske. …


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Animating Resistance

Margaret Dorsey , June 5th, 2017


Anthropology as Public Pedagogy The horned serpent serves as a witness to the events that unfold during the Pueblo uprising. Warren Montoya On January 25, President Trump signed…


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Six Ways Anthropologists Can Challenge White Supremacy

Lucy Carrillo , March 27th, 2017


Recently, white supremacists attempted to defame Boasian Anthropology and its historic role in challenging scientific racism. This article proposes some concrete steps by which to challenge whiteness …


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Falling in love with @MerriamWebster in the era of Trump (and his budget proposals)

Uzma Z. Rizvi , March 19th, 2017


I grew up with dictionaries. I have had my own dictionary for as long as I can remember. Even now, when I walk by one of those BIG…


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Engagements with Ethnographic Care

Alexandra Frankel , February 17th, 2017


On care and self-care as an anthropologist and rape crisis advocate. I came to my work with survivors of sexual violence, initially, out of care. Care about the…


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On Not Being Seen

Alexandra Frankel , February 17th, 2017


Visibility in the field can be fraught with methodological and ethical dilemmas. “Go ahead inside. I need to get a few things from the trunk,” I told Destiny…


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A Nuclear Advocacy Dilemma

Alexandra Frankel , February 17th, 2017


Advocacy anthropology does not always mean aligning oneself with an underdog. Nicolas Raymond/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) Since the establishment of our discipline, anthropologists have fretted over the questi…


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