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Inclusion and Opportunities for Equal Participation for Autistic University Students in France

Cara Ryan , June 7th, 2022

This browser does not support HTML5 audio Listen to an audio recording of this piece read by Cara Ryan Image by Jon Tyson, Unsplash Like the term “equal…


Andrew Orta: The MBA won’t die. But it is trying to disappear

focaal_admin , March 30th, 2022

Responding to a question about future of the MBA (Master of Business Administration) in the wake of the pandemic, the Dean of a top program recently suggested that…


What online learning taught me about (online) teaching, by Andrew Walsh

John Barker , January 31st, 2022

Andrew Walsh is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Western University, London, Ontario. He is the author of Made in Madagascar in the Teaching Culture series.  What more…

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Sorting It Out: Sustainability in Higher Education

guestauth0r , November 15th, 2021

by Kathy Zhang In May of 2021, I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a combined degree in Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Art. I…

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Fall 2021 Syllabus: Introduction to Anthropology

Anthropology365 , August 24th, 2021


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Statement of Non-Compliance with Mandatory Vaccination in Canadian Universities

Maximilian C. Forte , August 21st, 2021

First it was not even a university, but Seneca College. Then it was the University of Ottawa. Then Carleton University, the University of Western Ontario, and the University…


Slow. the. fuck. down.

Ian M. Cook , August 11th, 2021

Do you remember what an ordinary day in your life looked like last autumn? Back when Corona was just a below average beer and social distancing described what…

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How podcasting can help us rethink higher education

Ian M. Cook , August 11th, 2021

Podcasts can improve access to research and offer an innovative way to assess student learning, who so said I in an article  I wrote for Times Higher Education…

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The Logic of Contesting States During a Crisis: Revelations from Uganda’s COVID-19 Fight by Jacob Katumusiime Mwine-Kyarimpa

Jacob Katumusiime Mwine-Kyarimpa , May 26th, 2021

On March 12th, 2021, students at Uganda’s Mbarara University of Science andTechnology (MUST) organised a strike. The strike, the students argued, was both a protest against online lectures…


Adam Brisley: Ethics and the Anthropological Worker

focaal_admin , March 24th, 2021

Contemporary anthropological praxis sits at the intersection of two ethical traditions. Many anthropologists are equipped with both a sophisticated understanding of the ethics and politics of rep…


Aliki Angelidou: “It is not the police that enters the universities, but democracy”: Greek universities as spearhead of an authoritarian turn

focaal_admin , March 18th, 2021

On February 22nd police forces entered the campus of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, heavily beating many students, arresting 31 of them, and teargasing all those present, including…


Prem Kumar Rajaram: The Moral Economy of Precarity

focaal_admin , February 9th, 2021

The authors of The Anthropological Career in Europe (Fotta, Ivancheva and Pernes 2020) have made visible the inequality and hierarchy that has become increasingly normalized in higher education…


Ela Drążkiewicz: Blinded by the Light: International Precariat in Academia

focaal_admin , February 5th, 2021

I was reluctant to contribute to this blog series. The recently published EASA report (Fotta, Ivancheva and Pernes 2020) draws attention to precarious labour in anthropology. However, in…


Susana Narotzky: A History of Precariousness in Spain

focaal_admin , January 29th, 2021

The EASA report on The Anthropological Career in Europe (Fotta, Ivancheva and Pernes 2020) is an important initiative that offers quantitative evidence about a situation which all of…


Giacomo Loperfido: On Excellence, Precarity, and The Uses of Public Money

focaal_admin , January 29th, 2021

Covid19 is producing a crisis – both sanitary and economic – of global structural proportions, threatening the very existence of society as we know it. All precarious segments…


Natalia Buier: What sample, whose voice, which Europe?

focaal_admin , January 27th, 2021

The EASA membership survey and the associated ‘precarity’ report (Fotta, Ivancheva and Pernes 2020) are an important and timely contribution. Surely these are findings we must build on…


Don Kalb: Anthropological Lives Matter, Except They Don’t

focaal_admin , January 27th, 2021

The PrecAnthro Collective within EASA has shown staying power and bite. That is what the EASA precarity survey demonstrates (Fotta, Ivancheva and Pernes 2020). Mariya Ivancheva has turned…


Saving Anthropology from COVID-19

Chelsea Horton , June 19th, 2020

Higher education is at a crossroads. Can we adapt to the ongoing challenges and create transformative educational courses for an uncertain future? As colleges and universities started shutting…

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Mariya Ivancheva: The casualization, digitalization, and outsourcing of academic labour: a wake-up call for trade unions

Focaal Admin , March 20th, 2020

Mariya Ivancheva, University of Liverpool The UK higher education sector has seen decades of escalating injustices that academic trade unions need to confront head-on. As one of the…


Hello from a New Editor

Anna , November 21st, 2019

As the fall term draws to a close, and as many of us head to Vancouver for AAA-CASCA, I would like to take a moment to introduce myself…

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Book Review: Higher Education and Social Inequalities: University Admissions, Experiences and Outcomes edited by Richard Waller, Nicola Ingram and Michael R.M. Ward

Rose Deller , October 15th, 2019

In Higher Education and Social Inequalities, Richard Waller, Nicola Ingram and Michael R.M. Ward bring together contributors to explore and evidence how university admissions, experiences and outcomes…

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Interrogating the Concept of Categories – an Interview with Lochlann Jain

Anna , October 1st, 2019

Stanford University anthropologist and artist, Lochlann Jain, speaks with Anne Brackenbury (former editor at University of Toronto Press who launched the ethnoGRAPHIC Series) to talk about Jain’s new…

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What Students Deserve in a Textbook

Anna , August 22nd, 2019

With the recent release of Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology, we asked author Laura Tubelle de González to talk about her new textbook, and her hopes for…

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Students as laboratory labor

Caitlin Wylie , July 16th, 2019

What is the role of students in universities? There are ongoing contentious debates and campus protests about whether graduate students should be considered employees with the right to…