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Ad-hoc Block: Dystopian Worlds and the War for Advertising

The Familiar Strange , September 25th, 2022


As artificial intelligence and algorithmic surveillance become more ubiquitous, we should really start to think about our relationship, not just to internet tracking and data collection, but to…


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Seeking Shade and Strata: A Stroll Through SAR’s Ever-Evolving Campus Tour

Mary Madigan , September 14th, 2022


Guest post by Emily Santhanam, 2020-2021 Anne Ray Intern I arrived mid-morning at the Reception Center, the summer sun already high and bri…


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Mahmudul H. Sumon: What do we learn from hybrid governance in Bangladesh’s garments sector?

focaal_admin , September 14th, 2022


Global production networks, as we know today, have repeatedly failed to ensure the rights of workers and their health and safety. These failings have been exposed time and…


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Choosing Your Own Adventure: My Life as a Teenage Dungeon Master and How It Prepared Me to Become an Anthropologist

The Familiar Strange , September 11th, 2022


In many ways, Dungeon Masters are the ethnographers of their own worlds. Granted, we’re not exactly interviewing the people who populate them, and we’re inventing most of the…


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Two permanent lecturer positions in cultural anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington

Grant Otsuki , September 10th, 2022


My programme is hiring two lecturers in cultural anthropology. These are junior level academic positions, equivalent to an assistant professor in the US. However, these jobs are permanent…


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Alice Tilche & akshay khanna: That which cannot be spoken

focaal_admin , September 5th, 2022


This is the third of our series of blogposts in relation to the Budhan Podcast project. In earlier posts we have looked at narrations of collective suffering and…


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PT Research Assistant positions in plastic pollution research, St. John’s (MUN)

clearstaff , September 4th, 2022


We have two part time positions for lab assistants


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SAR Members Tour Chaco Canyon and Related Sites

Michael F. Brown , August 31st, 2022


 Steve Lekson briefing members at Chetro Ketl Chaco Canyon and the so-called “Chaco Phenomenon” have long evoked intense interest among SAR members. Our long tradition of annual Chaco…


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SAR Board Member Appointed to Cultural Property Advisory Committee by President Biden

Michael F. Brown , August 29th, 2022


Alex W. Barker, who joined the SAR board of directors in August, has been appointed by President Biden to the federal government’s Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC). Alex…


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Metaphysics Is a Piece of Cake

lachlansummers , August 28th, 2022


…time is not natural: it is a social product. A year might be the duration that has elapsed as the Earth circles the sun, but our planet’s orbital…


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Knowledge quilt

Max Liboiron , August 26th, 2022


CLEAR Artist in Residence Dr. Pam Hall led us in the creation of a knowledge quilt made from parts of a lab coat.


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Workbook on colonialism, mapping, and oil

clearstaff , August 26th, 2022


Artist Emily Roehl worked with CLEAR to create a workbook around the question: “How might we think about the tensions in attempting to address colonialism in mapping some…


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Collective Consent for research projects

Max Liboiron , August 26th, 2022


When a researcher asks to use CLEAR as a study site, we use a collective consent process to decide together.


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Hiring FT or PT research writer

Max Liboiron , August 20th, 2022


CLEAR is hiring a research writer to aid in the write-up of academic articles and/or community reports and whitepapers on the following topics: plastic pollution monitoring and laboratory…


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Hiring full-time & part-time research positions in Indigenous methodologies and feminist STS (fall 2022)

Max Liboiron , August 20th, 2022


CLEAR is hiring one part-time (~10 hours/week) and one full-time (30-35 hours/week) research assistant position for the fall of 2022. The positions will start in September or October…


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Celebrating 100 Years of Santa Fe’s Indian Market

Lindsay Archuleta , August 18th, 2022


The School for American Research (SAR) started the Santa Fe Indian Market one hundred years ago this September. SAR’s first director,…


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Reflections on Novel Writing in Anthropology

The Familiar Strange , August 14th, 2022


Ethnographers have long struggled with the nebulous in-between spaces of science on the one hand, and story-telling on the other. It was what my frustrated seminar professor described…


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Valentina Napolitano & Kristin Norget: Pope Francis, Reconciliation, and the State

focaal_admin , August 12th, 2022


At the end of July, a remarkable event unfolded in three distinct but significant sites in Canada. Pope Francis, the Argentinian current supreme pontiff of the Roman Catholic…


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Digging for Birds

Anthropology365 , August 3rd, 2022


My partner and I bought a house in 2019 and moved to San Antonio, TX, in service of my pursuit of a Ph.D. in anthropology. One thing that…


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‘Who Were You When You Stepped to This Pot?’ :

Mary Madigan , July 21st, 2022


‘Who Were You When You Stepped to This Pot?’1: A Lesson in Community Curation from Grounded in Clay Guest post by Emily Santhanam …


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SAR Alumna Op-Ed on Wildfires and Climate Change is Published in Los Angeles Times

Michael Brown , July 12th, 2022


Adriana Petryna, professor of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania and an SAR summer scholar in 2014, has published an op-ed essay in the Los Angeles Times that…


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Don Nonini: The China Conundrum and The Current Conjuncture

Focaal Web Editor , July 11th, 2022


Strategic Ambivalence or Disguised Conflict? China’s Reactions to Russia’s War on Ukraine and to Covid Why does China’s response so far to the Russian invasion of Ukraine “not…


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Focaalblog: New Times? Confronting the Escalating Crises of Global Capitalism

Focaal Web Editor , July 5th, 2022


Karl Polanyi Research Center for Global Social Studies and the Commission on Global Transformations and Marxian Anthropology – IUAES, in cooperation with the Working Group for Public Sociology…


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Forging Her Path: Dr. Adriana María Linares-Palma, 2021-2022 Paloheimo Fellow

Mary Madigan , June 30th, 2022


Written by Kat Bernhardt, Advancement Associate, SAR With her sparkling dark eyes and guarded genuine smile, there is a big-hearted opennes…


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