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Accessibility in the Switch to Online

Chelsea Horton , July 8th, 2020


As we experience the uncomfortable but necessary changes in response to COVID-19, many of us have continued our work by switching to virtual spaces, whether for meetings, classes,…


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Ten Film Scenes Every Stay-At-Home Cinephile Should Know

Chelsea Horton , June 19th, 2020


Ted Gideonse is a medical anthropologist who studies the effects of public health discourses about HIV and drugs. As people with more than a passing understanding of biology…


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Imagining Rural Immunity

Chelsea Horton , June 19th, 2020


Political myth-making about America’s rural “heartland” is doubly pernicious, increasing rural vulnerability to COVID-19 and ignoring the disintegration of rural health services.  In March 2020, Fair…


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How to Start a Meditation Practice

Chelsea Horton , June 19th, 2020


I came to meditation because my brain is always running. The part of an academic’s job that requires me to think and theorize sometimes grows much larger than the…


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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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Sign Languages as Disaster Entertainment

Chelsea Horton , June 19th, 2020


Sign language interpreters have become social media celebrities of our coronavirus moment. But signing is not a form of light entertainment; it should be lifesaving information. Dutch health…


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The Funny Wrath of Italy’s Viral Mayors

Chelsea Horton , June 19th, 2020


In March 2020, a video of Italian mayors scolding citizens for failing to stay at home went viral. Only ostensibly insignificant, these clickable white men reveal new forms…


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Coloring for Anthropologists

Chelsea Horton , June 19th, 2020


Get creative with our coloring page produced in collaboration with March Mammal Madness. Image description: A gorilla stands in mid-stride. Charon Henning March Mammal Madness is a bracket-based tourn…


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Social Inequality in Times of Pandemics

Chelsea Horton , June 19th, 2020


We should not expect COVID-19 to behave in the same way as historical pandemics of plague. But both show how inequalities exacerbate mortality outcomes. It’s a gorgeous, warm…


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On Living through Plagues and Wars in Lebanon

Chelsea Horton , June 19th, 2020


In much of the Global North COVID-19 is wreaking existential havoc. For the war-seasoned Lebanese in the throes of an economic meltdown and ongoing protests, it is yet…


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Engaging the Pandemic

Chelsea Horton , June 19th, 2020


How one medical anthropologist is boosting our capacity to understand and contend with COVID-19. In late February 2020, I traveled back to the United States from India and…


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Relationship-Making, Scaffolding, and a Pandemic in Istanbul

Nazli Ozkan , June 11th, 2020


This piece was going to be mainly about relation-making as a method that facilitated my fieldwork, which in turn formed the backbone of my article, “Behind the Scaffolding.”…


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A Game Changer for Graduate Schools and Anthropology

Chelsea Horton , June 3rd, 2020


Recent articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Scientist both highlight the fact that graduate students are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Graduate students at…


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Stonewall Mythology

Alexandra Frankel , June 21st, 2019


How we tell the story of Stonewall matters. This June marks the fiftieth anniversary of the riots at The Stonewall Inn in New York City. The days-long series…


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Work for a Life

Alexandra Frankel , June 12th, 2019


For students moving from studying anthropology to working in Silicon Valley, how can learning from worker struggles and solidarity movements in anthropology make their work more ethical? Anthropologis…


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Posting at the Margins

Alexandra Frankel , June 29th, 2018


The “memeification” of political discourse in the 2018 Mexican presidential elections. Brandon Hunter-Pazzara “Okay, let’s start the memes,” posted a member of a community Facebook page in the…


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Transgender Latina Activism in the Current Political Moment

Aimee Villarreal , June 13th, 2018


The current political administration poses numerous threats to various minoritized communities in the United States. Anti-Latinx and transphobic sentiments and policy actions are on the rise. Given t…


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How “Fake News” Lost Its Meaning

Adam Hodges , June 6th, 2018


Collins Dictionary named “fake news” its 2017 word of the year, an easy choice given the word’s “unprecedented usage increase” of 365 percent over the previous year. Collins…


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The Voice of Hunger, Part 1

Oguz Alyanak , June 27th, 2017


A Two Part Series on Lives Sacrificed under Turkey’s State of Emergency For Nuriye, Semih and many other brave souls who choose to carry on… Part 1: The…


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Pride in Resistance

Ryan Thoreson , June 26th, 2017


In the wake of Donald Trump’s inauguration, Pride marches and parades are taking place against a backdrop where taking to the streets has been resignified as a potent,…


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Introduction to “Maintaining Refuge”

Alexandra Frankel , June 16th, 2017


This introduction is part of the Maintaining Refuge series. The last few years have witnessed a rising tide of concern about a rising tide of refugees and migrants. As…


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Migrant Resilience and Refuge in the Trump Era

Alexandra Frankel , June 16th, 2017


As we enter a new deportation era migrant communities near and far from the border are getting organized. This article is part of the Maintaining Refuge series. Following the…


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Ethnic Refuge

Alexandra Frankel , June 16th, 2017


South Sudanese refugees reshape institutional and social spaces into “ethnic refuges” that resist assimilation and promote community well-being. This article is part of the Maintaining Refuge series. …


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Women in the Middle East Take a Stand

Faedah Totah , June 15th, 2017


The 2016 edition of the Arab Human Development Report by the UNDP highlighted the challenges of reporting on young women in the region. The report’s authors encountered objections…


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