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How Do Personal Data and Algorithms Influence Our Sense of Self?

Natalia Kucirkova , January 12th, 2022


  All achievement is threatened by the machine, as long as it dares to take its place in the mind, instead of obeying. That the master’s hand no…


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The Emotional Logic of a Black Poetics: Truth, Metaphor, Beauty, Joy

Daniel Salas , December 9th, 2021


In this free live event, Poetry Editor Christine Weeber and SAPIENS Public Anthropology Fellow Eshe Lewis will speak with Justin D. Wright, a doctoral student in sociocultural anthropology…


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Lessons We Learn

Jason Vasser-Elong , November 19th, 2021


“Lessons We Learn” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here. The past flashes like…


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Surfing in Color

Traben Pleasant , November 12th, 2021


“Surfing in Color” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here. Floating, my gaze and…


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Riot

Dina Rivera , November 5th, 2021


“The Voice of Diaspora” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here. Her arm is…


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Why English Might Let Go of “He” and “She”

Tom Boellstorff , November 3rd, 2021


Pronouns are giving us trouble. English speakers face a dilemma. The current structure of our language is exclusionary with regard to gender: The personal pronouns “she” and “he”…


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The Voice of Diaspora

Lara de Paula Passos , October 29th, 2021


“The Voice of Diaspora” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here.   I wake…


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Middle Ground

Dina Rivera , October 15th, 2021


[no caption] Clelia Michelini/Getty Images “Middle Ground” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection h…


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Can There Be More African Paleoanthropologists?

Linda Nordling , September 28th, 2021


Paleoanthropologist Isaiah Nengo, director of science for the Turkana Basin Institute (in a white shirt), oversees a dig site in Turkana County, Kenya. David Gottlieb Aoron Eipa Emmanuel,…


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Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora

Christine Weeber, Justin D. Wright, and Leah Zani , September 23rd, 2021


“Lead Me to Life” Carla Keaton In 2020, George Floyd’s murder by Derek Chauvin, a White police officer in Minneapolis, flared a global nerve. Black Lives Matter protestors…


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Elder

Jason Vasser-Elong , September 23rd, 2021


[no-caption] Pixabay/Pexels “Elder” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here.   We don’t talk…


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Can Indigenous Language Comics Save a Mother Tongue?

Aaron Gerry , September 16th, 2021


This comic book reimagines the oral traditions of Mexico’s Ñäñho people, introducing mischievous creatures called Tlaloques, which inspired the toy at left. María Gámez Tlaloc is a tempes…


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5 Questions About Writing the African Diaspora

Kathryn Derfler , September 15th, 2021


In this free live event, Yoli Ngandali, SAPIENS Media & Public Outreach Fellow, asks Justin Wright five questions about Lead me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora, a…


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Confronting Anti-Blackness in “Colorblind” Cuba

Elizabeth Obregón , September 2nd, 2021


A man holds his grandson inside the doorway of a fruit and vegetable shop in Havana, Cuba. Artur Widak/NurPhoto/Getty Images I sat waiting for Yudell* to finish his shift…


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The Resistance and Ingenuity of the Cooks Who Lived in Slavery

Carolyn Wilke , August 26th, 2021


This plate features a traditional meal of fish and provisions (tubers and vegetables) served on the Caribbean island of Dominica. Diane Wallman Garlic sizzles in a big Dutch…


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When Asked if the World Would End They Answer No

Abigail Chabitnoy , August 11th, 2021


A sign marks the Kodiak Baptist Orphanage site on Woody Island, Alaska. Abigail Chabitnoy If you missed the introduction to “When Asked if the World Would End They…


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Matrilines

Abigail Chabitnoy , August 11th, 2021


If you missed the introduction to “Matrilines,” you can find it here. Where are the women in this story, Emaq? Only birds lacking fur. [aside,] Grounded birds lack…


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Matryoshka Song

Abigail Chabitnoy , August 11th, 2021


If you missed the introduction to “Matryoshka Song,” you can find it here. I put an awl case on my belt around my waste, just like the placard…


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Rethinking Masculinity: Fathers as Caregivers

Aaron J. Jackson , July 29th, 2021


The author, Aaron Jackson (center), with Wayne (left), a father whose thoughts about masculinity change as he raises his son Nick (right). Aaron J. Jackson This article was…


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Culture—Not Genetics—Was More Salient for Anglo-Saxons

Mark Collard, Keith Dobney, and Kimberly Plomp , July 19th, 2021


An Anglo-Saxon burial mound rises in Taplow Court, England. Shutterstock This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished under Creative Commons. Scholar…


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Sexism Still Winning at the Olympic Games

Cara Ocobock , July 13th, 2021


New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is, this year, the first openly trans athlete to be picked for an Olympic team. Alex Pantling/Getty Images I loved the Olympics growing…


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A Five Course Degustation for the Changing “Australian” Palette

Matthew Phung , June 6th, 2021


To this day, I love fried Spam and eggs. The crunchy and salty slice of processed mystery meat dipped in just cooked egg yolk is one of my…


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Kamala Harris’ Refusal of the One-Drop Rule

Yolanda Moses , May 4th, 2021


When Kamala Devi Harris was sworn in as vice president earlier this year, many people in the U.S. and around the globe recognized that gender and racial barriers…


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How Black Caribbean Communities Are Reviving an Ancestral Dance Tradition

Eshe Lewis , April 29th, 2021


Bèlè dancers and musicians help shape how some Martinicans envision their future society. Benny René Charles As public discussions about social justice and Black resistance continue in th…


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