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What Taking IB Social and Cultural Anthropology Higher Level is Like, from the Student Perspective

[Anthro{dendum} welcomes invited blogger Mckenna Bullard, a student of Lausanne Collegiate School.] Introduction to IB Social and Cultural Anthropology The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program …

Why do I keep finding masks in Naupaka? An anthropologist observes mask use by tourists in Hawaiʻi

Mask discarded in naupaka, a native plant on the coast of Hawai‘i. Taken by author April 19, 2021. By Emily Creek Disclaimer: Even as I write this the…

Climate Change and COVID-19: Online Learning and Experiments in Seeing the World Anew

By Adam Fleischmann The site is easy to access. Just a short walk and I’m there, immediately confronted with two large rectangular windows. The large window up high…

Cloud Security for Anthropologists

By Alexander Taylor Our ethnographic data is in the cloud, but our heads are not More and more anthropologists are conducting, storing and circulating their research in the…

Reflecting on Boundaries, Protection, and Inspiration

By: Gina Athena Ulysse Before reading Zoe Todd’s “Should I stay or Should I go?,” I had been pondering writing a post about why and how, I, a…

The Labor of Racism

By: Dána-Ain Davis One night in early 2018, a doula-friend of mine, Josie who is white, sent me a photo of a Black woman sitting in a wheelchair….

Race is Still a Problem in Anthropology

By Anar Parikh [The following essay emerges from conversation with fellow PhD student and AES/SVA attendee, Scott Ross (George Washington University).] How is it that a senior anthropologist…

Challenging the New Colonialism, and Celebrating the (Almost) Eradication of Polio: An Anthropological Response to Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now

Image adapted from “Weimar’s Courtyard of the Muses,” by Theobald von Oer (1860). By Elizabeth Marino* Why I Read Enlightenment Now Cognitive Psychologist, Steven Pinker, wrote a bo…

Another Scene in the Fight Against Islamophobia

By: Darren Byler In early March 2018 the influential Uyghur poet Tahir Hamut gave a series of readings in Seattle. Unlike in years past when Uyghur celebrities had…

Ursula aK. Le Guin, Interplanetary Anthropologist

By Anand Pandian Sometime early in the year 1980, Ursula K. Le Guin receives a fan letter. And yet the letter isn’t actually addressed to Le Guin, but…

In an era of climate change, our ethics code is clear: We need to end the AAA annual meeting

Image: United Airlines Boeing 767-200 by Ian Crivellaro. (Via Flickr) By Dr. Jason Hickel I remember when the AAA shifted from the old printed program to the new…

Enchantment as Methodology

An invited post by: Yana Stainova   “The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic or intellectual forms a bridge between the sharers, which can be the basis…

Enchantment as Methodology

An invited post by: Yana Stainova   “The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic or intellectual forms a bridge between the sharers, which can be the basis…

TAL + SM: The Stories Bones Tell

This Anthro Life – Savage Minds Crossover Series, part 4 by Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins This Anthro Life has teamed up with Savage Minds to bring you…

TAL + SM: Anthropology and Science Journalism, A New Genre?

Click here to check out the podcast This Anthro Life – Savage Minds Crossover Series, part 3 by Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins This Anthro Life has teamed…

TAL + SM: Anthropology has Always been Out There

This Anthro Life – Savage Minds Crossover Series, part 2 by Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins, with Leslie Walker This Anthro Life has teamed up with Savage Minds…

Savage Ears, Anthro Minds: Writing “in my Culture”

A podcast and blog walk into a bar… Click the image above to check out the podcast on This Anthro Life This Anthro Life – Savage Minds Crossover…

The Resonance of Earth, Other Worlds, and Exoplanets

How do planetary scientists understand distant places like Mars or planets orbiting another star? A conversation with Lisa Messeri about “resonance” and the anthropology of space. By Michael…

Beast of Contention: The Polar Bear as National Symbol and Emblem of Conservation

Invited post by Michael Engelhard* The Icelandic artist Bjargey Ólafsdóttir painted this outline on Langjökull Glacier to draw attention to activists’ demands to reduce the amount of CO2…

The Stories We Tell about Resettlement: Refugees, Asylum and the #MuslimBan

By: Nadia El-Shaarawi As a volunteer legal advocate working with refugees who were seeking resettlement, I learned to ask detailed questions about persecution. These were the kind of…

Hannah Arendt and Martin Luther King Jr.: The Next #AnthReadIn on February 17, 2017

By: JC Salyer and Paige West On January 20, over one thousand anthropologists came together to read Michel Foucault’s lecture eleven in “Society Must Be Defended.” What began…

Society Must Be Defended: Join us for a Read-In on 20 January 2017

By: Paige West and JC Salyer   In the wake of the 2016 US presidential election scholars across the country and internationally have worked to understand the drivers…

Why Anthropologists Failed to Boycott Israeli Academic Institutions

By: Lara Deeb and Jessica Winegar In 2016 the movement to boycott Israeli academic institutions for their involvement in the illegal occupation of Palestine both gathered significant steam…

Pokemon GO comes home: Manners pedagogy in the Japanese linguistic landscape

[This is an invited post by Debra J Occhi, Miyazaki International College (aka Hyuga Natsuko1, yellow team). Debra is a linguistic anthropologist employed at Miyazaki International College. Her…