Race, Place, and Latinx Political Choices

Andrea Bolivar , November 9th, 2020

How can there be talk of a singular Latinx vote without recognizing the differentiated racial experiences among Latinxs? During the 2020 primary elections, a New York Times headline,…

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Elevating the Voices of Latinx Anthropologists

Andrea Bolivar , October 26th, 2020

ALLA reflects on the current moment, Latinx anthropology, awards, mentoring, and programming for Raising Our Voices. On September 30, Dr. Anthony Fauci and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus participat…

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Black Latinx Activists on Anti-Blackness

Andrea Bolivar , September 3rd, 2020

A few weeks ago, the Association of Latina/o & Latinx Anthropologists (ALLA) released a statement condemning anti-Black violence and calling for “an intimate reckoning with anti-Blackness and whit…

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Transgender Latina Activism in the Current Political Moment

Aimee Villarreal , June 13th, 2018

The current political administration poses numerous threats to various minoritized communities in the United States. Anti-Latinx and transphobic sentiments and policy actions are on the rise. Given t…

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Colonialism’s Orchestrated Disasters in Puerto Rico

Margaret Dorsey , November 27th, 2017

“María, María, perdí la esperanza, María, María, perdí la esperanza.” I am reminded of these lyrics from the bomba group, Yuba Iré, when I see the pictures and…

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Latinx America and an Anthropology of Dissent

Alexandra Frankel , November 3rd, 2017

[pquote]Instead of proclaiming and declaring anthropology’s importance, we should step back and ask: What is the matter with anthropology?[/pquote]Our Annual Meeting theme has a problem. “Anthropology…

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Trump’s Wall and the Dictator Aesthetic

Margaret Dorsey , August 4th, 2017

Well, look, we’re going to have a border. It’s going to be a real border, and we’re going to build a wall and it’s going to be a…

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Unboxing the Buried Seeds of My Belonging

Diane Garbow , September 15th, 2016

Latina/o History, Decolonized Pedagogies and the Politics of Inclusion “We, students, deeply internalized the limited exposure and hidden space allotted to vitally important alternative histories on c…

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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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