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Gifting Water in a Climate-Impacted Megacity

Nazli Ozkan , July 27th, 2020


One hot summer afternoon in Ezbet Khariallah in June of 2018, I take a long slow drink out of an olla-style charitable water fountain, or sabil. The water…


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It’s Time to Study Reparations

Chelsea Horton , July 21st, 2020


The moment has come for a government commission on slavery and its present-day impacts; the moment has come for profound change. Last year on Juneteenth—an annual holiday commemorating…


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Anthropology and Economics in the Public Eye

Chelsea Horton , July 20th, 2020


How can anthropologists approach the influence of economists? The COVID-19 pandemic and how to mitigate its effects is only one recent public and policy issue on which anthropologists…


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The Chilean Estallido, Plebiscite 2020, and Legacies of Truth-Telling

Joseph Feldman , July 15th, 2020


On November 25, 2019, Chilean feminist collective, Las Tesis, gathered in Santiago’s Plaza de Armas. Against a backdrop of anti-Piñera graffiti painted on government buildings, museums, and Catholic…


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Articulating Anthropology’s Value to Business

Chelsea Horton , July 15th, 2020


Businesses want and need anthropologists. It’s time we claimed our skills and told industry leaders what our training and expertise can do for them. Anthropological concepts, methods, and…


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Dear White Anthropologists, Let Not Symbolism Overshadow Substance

Chelsea Horton , July 2nd, 2020


Racism permeates the academy. We will need more than performative allyship and symbolic statements condemning racism in society if we are to build a more inclusive anthropology.  …


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Monuments to Hate

Chelsea Horton , July 2nd, 2020


We do not sit outside of the world in which we live. The current fight over the fate of Confederate monuments in US life is a direct struggle…


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What to Call US Border Detention Centers?

Adam Hodges , August 5th, 2019


The controversy over the term “concentration camps” stems from the connotations it carries, setting up analogies that risk hyperbole and overlook the complexities of historical comparison. The governm…


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Playing with Conspiracy Theories

Natalie Konopinski , July 31st, 2019


What might viewing conspiracism as a form of play tell us about the workings of contemporary culture, our capacity for critical thinking, or how we build new understandings?…


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What’s in Your Bag? 2019 Edition

Alexandra Frankel , July 23rd, 2019


From Amann, Jordan, to marine environments of the Dominican Republic, anthropologists open their field bags to reveal notebooks, recording equipment, reminders of home, and even a speargun. What’s…


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Encounters with Lunar Dust

Alexandra Frankel , July 12th, 2019


From Neil Armstrong’s footprints to future missions to Mars, contamination fears and policies lie at the heart of our cosmic explorations. The stiff, gray cardboard box sat calmly…


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When Women Take Up Space Not Built for Them

Alexandra Frankel , July 12th, 2019


It is not enough to be intentional and intersectional in research settings. We must rework the spaces of the academy and knowledge production to better acknowledge and suit…


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From Mexico to the Moon

Alexandra Frankel , July 12th, 2019


Five stories about Mexican entanglements with outer space. Paloma Romano Andrade, La alegoría mexicana en el cosmos. Winner of first place in the “juvenile” category of the Third…


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The Moon as Metaphor in Migration Research

Alexandra Frankel , July 12th, 2019


Chinese migrants are influential players in the Made in Italy fashion sector. They are also perceived as unfamiliar and alien, inauthentic producers of uniquely “Italian” merchandise. I figure…


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Finding Home

Alexandra Frankel , July 11th, 2019


As Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon my mother leapt toward marriage in Tehran. The night of the moon landing fell in the middle of a hectic week…


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Curating African Cosmos/Stellar Arts

Alexandra Frankel , July 11th, 2019


From ancient stone reliefs to contemporary works of art, African artists have looked to the sun, moon, and stars for inspiration. We have all experienced the wonder of…


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Yugoslav Peasants Land Apollo 8

Alexandra Frankel , July 11th, 2019


Is there salad on the Moon? Down on Earth, Yugoslav peasants argued the question. On Christmas Eve 1968, Apollo 8 became the first manned spacecraft to venture around…


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What Are Anthropologists Reading, Watching, and Listening To This Summer?

Alexandra Frankel , July 2nd, 2019


Deborah Thomas As editor of American Anthropologist, much of my summer reading ends up being article submissions, from which I learn a ton! Aside from that, however, I…


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CFP: What’s in Your Bag, Anthropologists? 2019 Edition

Alexandra Frankel , June 20th, 2019


Do you have a field notebook you can’t do without? A set of tools of sentimental value? A camera that has never let you down? Diapers for 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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What’s in Your Bag, Anthropologists?

Alexandra Frankel , July 18th, 2018


From the Andean highlands to Appalachia, anthropologists from across the discipline open their field bags to reveal favorite pens, recording equipment, emergency granola bars, and—of course—scarves. W…


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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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Inside the Annual Meeting Scheduling Process

Alexandra Frankel , July 13th, 2018


The American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) 2018 Annual Meeting in San José is on the horizon, and we couldn’t be more excited for the dynamic and diverse collection of…


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