Tag: Association of Black Anthropologists

How Do We Listen to the Living?

Michelle Munyikwa , August 31st, 2020

I opened my twitter on June 15,  to read a non-Black person describe the murder of Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau as an “act of god.” They quote retweeted a…

→Featured Posts – Anthropology News

Witnessing Puerto Rico, Recognition, and Feeling in the Wake of Hurricane Maria

Michelle Munyikwa , October 3rd, 2019

As the plane descended to land in San Juan’s Airport in August 2018, almost a year after Hurricane Maria jolted Puerto Ricans on the island and elsewhere, I…

→Featured Posts – Anthropology News

Upon This Break, I Build My House

Michelle Munyikwa , December 13th, 2018

[pquote]There is a way that we exist among ourselves, nestled securely into our knowing, oyster knives in hand. [/pquote]I have a quite uncomfortable visceral reaction when I am…

→Featured Posts – Anthropology-News

Black Removal in South Central Los Angeles

Michelle Munyikwa , November 20th, 2018

This conversation takes place with two ethnographers of Los Angeles: Juli Grigsby is an assistant professor of anthropology at Haverford College, who researches Black women’s political subjectivity, v…

→Featured Posts – Anthropology-News

Racialization, Affect, and Refuge

Tiffany Cain , February 9th, 2017

How do we begin to grapple with the racialization of empathy? How do we capture, both ethnographically and politically, the differential allocation of sympathy, compassion, and the kind…

→Featured Posts – Anthropology-News

The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, Week 10: Sameena Mulla on AAA2016

smulla16 , November 14th, 2016

The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to present the latest entry in on ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical…


Activating and Deactivating Heritage Symbols

Tiffany Cain , May 16th, 2016

On the Tubman $20 and Other Symbolic Controversies After a long controversy between students and upper-level administration, Yale University decided not to remove the name of John C….

→Featured Posts – Anthropology-News

Black, Feminist and Unfunded: Advice on Fieldwork in New York City

Diana Burnett , February 11th, 2016

Initially my project was about Afro-Caribbean domestics. Unfortunately I did not get funding and the summer courses I was scheduled to teach were canceled at the last minute….

→Anthropology-News » Featured Posts