Tag: Ethiopia

In the meantime on the other side of the world…

By Marina de Regt     While we were all busy watching the US elections in the first week of November, an armed conflict broke out on the other side…

The Montanelli Case: Sexuality, Race, and Colonial Forgetting in BLM Italy.

Indro Montanelli (1909-2001), the most famous journalist in Italian history, is an intellectual figure whose memory commands respect across Italy’s political spectrum. But, following the global protes…

Government, Church, and the Community of Believers: Managing the Coronavirus in Ethiopia during Easter Time (#WitnessingCorona)

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Alice Colombo   When the coronavirus enters Ethiopia The first time I heard somebody talking about the coronavirus in Ethiopia was in…

“It can be seen” – COVID-19’s Disasters for Workers by Hannah Borenstein

Ethiopia, where I am currently doing dissertation fieldwork, reported its first case of COVID-19 on March 13, 2020. But for runners who work in transnational sport, COVID-19 had…

Single Shot: Poisoned Hyena

Each entry in the “Single Shot” visual anthropology series presents a single photograph or unbroken shot of video taken during ethnographic fieldwork, plus a short description, with an…

2017 Christine Wilson Award Winners!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Christine Wilson Awards. These awards are presented to outstanding undergraduate and graduate student research papers that examine topics…

On the Craft of Writing w/ Dr. Anita Hannig

How do academics write for a variety of audiences? Is routine a necessary part of creating? How many times will Ryan mention Stephen King? In this episode of…

On the Craft of Writing w/ Dr. Anita Hannig

How do academics write for a variety of audiences? Is routine a necessary part of creating? How many times will Ryan mention Stephen King? In this episode of…

Stable Instability: renewed turmoil in Ethiopia (part 2)

Qilinto prison burning, Addis Ababa 3 September 2016.  Opposition voices state that not the fire but the prison guards killed more than 60 inmates, most of them political…

Creating and debating Harari identity over the internet

This is the tenth (10th) set of notes under the theme of media and change in preparation for the volume Postill, J., E. Ardevol and S. Tenhunen (eds.)…

Abyssinian fundamentalism and cyberwar in Eritrea

Here is the eighth (8th) set of notes under the theme of media and change in preparation for the volume Postill, J., E. Ardevol and S. Tenhunen (eds.)…

anthro in the news 11/9/2015

  Enset is a survivor when other plants die. credit: DW/J. Brewer A traditional African food crop is money in the bank An article Deutsche Welle described the…

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Saturday’s (11 October) New York Times carried an article on The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. For anyone familiar with China, the name rings familiar: what China’s government is…