Tag: Futures

Visions of Black Futurity Amidst the Double Pandemic of COVID-19 and Police Brutality by Nadia Mbonde

Nadia Mbonde , May 11th, 2021


When I ask Willow, an Afro-Puerto Rican young woman in her 20s, if quarantine has helped reduce the stigma of mental illness, she responds: I think it will…


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Footnotes, Funding, Futures

Footnotes Editor , February 3rd, 2020


Dear Friends of Footnotes, In a few months, Footnotes will celebrate its second anniversary, and we’ve been through a lot in the past couple of years. Of course,…


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Hope or Resignation: the Future of Anthropology

standplaatswereld , June 19th, 2019


By Matthias Teeuwen Standing at the end of my Master’s, the topic of this year’s anthropology day particularly spoke to me: Futures. What can I expect of the…


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Dancing with the Spirits

Alexandra Frankel , July 19th, 2018


In a present colored by forces of globalization and the Anthropocene, Masewal dancers reconnect with their spiritual landscape to visualize alternative futures. Mexico today is gripped by a…


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Biocommensurations

Alexandra Frankel , July 19th, 2018


Psychiatry is in crisis because it failed to integrate symptom classifications with biomarkers. Its future depends on finding new ways of bringing disparate insights together. Any kind of…


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Ambivalent Spaces in the (Neo)Liberal Arts

Alexandra Frankel , July 16th, 2018


How do we respond to the pressure to become responsibilized faculty members in today’s market-driven college context? What is the future of anthropology at liberal arts colleges in…


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Written in Blood

Alexandra Frankel , July 12th, 2018


 How my research on DNA ancestry tests became fake news. When I was sent a link to a Snopes article  asking, “Did DNA Testing Companies Admit to Altering…


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The decadence and depravity of Biosphere 2

Taylor R. Genovese , May 30th, 2018


Biosphere 2 is an Earth systems research facility on occupied Tohono O’odham land (in so-called Oracle, Arizona, just north of Cuk Ṣ…


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Undergraduate Futures

Alexandra Frankel , January 13th, 2017


On how anthropology might create a safer world for human difference.   In writing a piece on the topic of Futures as current senior undergraduates in anthropology we…


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Comet Quest

Alexandra Frankel , January 13th, 2017


How the Rosetta mission created a new archaeological site in space.   Artist’s impression of Rosetta releasing the Philae Lander. ESA-C/Carreau/ATGmedialab A tale of two Rosetta Stones Archaeolog…


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The Future of Education is Now

Alexandra Frankel , January 13th, 2017


We must radically reform higher education to meet the most pressing needs of our age. It’s Taco Day at Meadowlark Retirement Community in Manhattan, Kansas. “The students usually…


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What’s Your Beef

Alexandra Frankel , January 13th, 2017


How eating brisket shapes the future in the present.   A strong and well-constituted man digests his experiences (deeds and misdeeds all included) just as he digests his…


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When Social Media Are the News

Alexandra Frankel , January 13th, 2017


As social media become commonplace, they reorganize publics, places, and politics in ways history cannot predict.   Over a decade ago, a tectonic shift in communication technologies began…


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Big Data, Ethical Futures

Alexandra Frankel , January 13th, 2017


Social media and digital networks research is human subjects research. Why not make it more ethical? As more and more disciplines crisscross and work together to study the…


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