Tag: Indigeneity

Writing Life  No. 20: An Interview with Emma Kowal by Carina Truyts

Carina Truyts , July 21st, 2022

Figure 1: Emma Kowal writing her thesis in 2006 with 7-month old Maya in Darwin, Australia. Image: supplied. One evening in December 2021, in a small South African…


Thinking in Constellations: Problematizing Indigeneity in the Atacama Desert, Chile

Valentina Moraima Acuña Bravo , May 10th, 2022

This browser does not support HTML5 audio . In October 2021, I flew from the capital of Chile to the driest desert in the world—the Atacama Desert, a…


Aurora Donzelli on her book, One or Two Words

| , March 28th, 2022

Interview by Nicco La Mattina https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/O/bo68162961.html Nicco La Mattina: A principle theme running throughout One or Two Words is th…

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Extractivism en Papier: Chronotopes of Settler-Colonial Capitalism in Australia

Kirsty Howey , March 22nd, 2022

What if the greatest legacy of uranium mining is not its localized radioactive toxicity, but the seemingly mundane set of bureaucratic practices it catalysed? In this post, I…


Juan Luis Rodríguez on his book, Language and Revolutionary Magic in the Orinoco Delta

| , November 23rd, 2021

https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/language-and-revolutionary-magic-in-the-orinoco-delta-9781350115767/ Interview by Rusty Barrett Rusty Barrett: First, for those unfamiliar with Venezuela, coul…

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Jonathan D. Hill reflects on his career

| , March 29th, 2021

What moment of fieldwork interaction do you still think about, amazed that you got to witness it and/or record it? While doing fieldwork in 1981 for my doctoral…

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In the Journals – Policing Migration

allisontedesco , January 25th, 2021

A Macedonian police officer raises his baton toward migrants by Freedom House via creativecommons Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations that…


Pamela Klassen on her book, The Story of Radio Mind

| , November 2nd, 2020

Interview by Georgia Ennis https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/S/bo28179073.html Georgia Ennis: At the center of your account are the travels and work of missionary Frederick Du Vernet,…

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Connectedness in a Time of Pandemic

Roberto J. González , October 22nd, 2020

Right now, many of us are reevaluating what it means to be connected. In the United States, we often think of connectivity as having wireless broadband service, or…


Matter beyond Bounds: Time, Jurisdiction, and Environment

colinhoag , July 25th, 2019

By Hannah Eisler Burnett and Sonia Grant, University of Chicago § This sub-series emerged from a double session at the 2018 American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting in…


Is Hunger Culture-Bound? by Sophie Chao

Sophie Chao , June 7th, 2019

Over the last decade, indigenous Marind communities in the rural district of Merauke, West Papua, have seen vast swaths of their forests and savannas razed to make way…


A Report on the 2018 4S Conference in Sydney, Australia by Tessa Leach

Tessa Leach , September 18th, 2018

What characterises STS in different regions? What kinds of research projects, educational programs, and people are doing STS around the world? What problems exist in different regions? Can…


Designs for the Pluriverse — [book review]

Matt Thompson , August 27th, 2018

In Designs for the Pluriverse : Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds, theorist and distinguished critic of development Arturo Escobar joins a chorus of works that…


Indigenous Women’s Engagements with Technology: From Anomaly to Autonomy

nellhaynes , May 1st, 2018

Introduction: Satellite Túpac Katari Editor’s note: this post is also available in Spanish, from the link in the sidebar. In 2013, Bolivia became the last of South America’s…


Reaching Out, Looking In: On Research, Refusal, and Responsibility by Tess Lanzarotta

Tess Lanzarotta , March 7th, 2018

The papers in this series, “Critical Histories, Activist Futures,” have captured some of the exciting conversations that took place during a conference titled “Critical Histories, Activist Futures: Sc…


Top of the heap: Nayantara Sheoran by Hannah Gibson

Hannah Gibson , December 21st, 2017

For this installment of the Top of the Heap series, I spoke with Nayantara Sheoran Appleton, who is a medical anthropologist and lecturer in the Cultural Anthropology program…


Klamath Connection and Critical Histories/Activist Futures: The Role of Interdisciplinary Discourse in Addressing Racism and Inequity in STEM Education by Amy Sprowles

Amy Sprowles , October 26th, 2017

The Klamath River flows from Southern Oregon to the Pacific Ocean through some of the most wild lands of the continental United States. It is home to diverse…


History, Ethics, and the Environmental Archive by M. X. Mitchell

M. X. Mitchell , October 12th, 2017

In Marshallese culture the environment itself is sacred.[1] Yet American colonizers used ancestral environments in the Marshall Islands for devastating nuclear weapons testing and related environmenta…


Animating Resistance

Margaret Dorsey , June 5th, 2017

Anthropology as Public Pedagogy The horned serpent serves as a witness to the events that unfold during the Pueblo uprising. Warren Montoya On January 25, President Trump signed…

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In the Journals – August 2016

Sean Miller , August 28th, 2016

Welcome back to In the Journals, a monthly review of just a fraction of the most recent academic research on security, crime, policing, and the law. We are…


Top of the Heap: Helen Verran by Hannah Gibson

Hannah Gibson , May 4th, 2016

For this installment of the Top of the Heap series, I spoke with Helen Verran, a historian and philosopher of science who is Adjunct Professor at Charles Darwin…


DNA and Indigeneity

Elyse Bailey , March 21st, 2016

DNA in the News Rapid developments in genetic technologies are allowing for innovative applications in archaeology and anthropology. Intriguing scientific studies hinting at population origins, moveme…

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In the Journals – February 2016

David Thompson , February 24th, 2016

    Welcome back to In the Journals, a look at recent publications in the world of security, law, crime, and governance.  The February issue of Cultural Anthropology is…


#Review: Mohawk Interruptus

Nirmala Jayaraman , January 22nd, 2016

In the online forum Native Appropriations, Dr. Adrienne Keene writes “When you’re invisible in society . . . every representation matters” (Keene 2015). Keene’s need to explore, triangulate and discus…