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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…


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Writing Life No. 19: An Interview with Jason Pine by Jason Pine

Jason Pine , June 16th, 2022


Figure 1 (Jason): Writing is painful for me. I do TRX Suspension Training with an amazing online and affordable personal trainer/physical therapist (email me and I’ll give you…


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Techno-geographies of digital phenotyping in mental health research   by Jessy Williams

Jessy Williams , June 7th, 2022


Can your phone keep you mentally well? Developments in digital phenotyping have brought new attention to forms of behavioural data collection that capitalise on the apparent ubiquity of…


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“A cup of coffee and a needle”: How a harm reduction café in Copenhagen quietly demonstrates an alternative to the war on drugs by Johanna Kinnock

Johanna Kinnock , April 8th, 2022


Behind the long counter of Café Dugnad, smells of spices and meat float out of industrial ovens. Light streams in through the glass doors of the smallish café,…


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Workshop report: ‘Interrogating Speculative Futures: A workshop on the politics of imagining a future with(out) chronic illness’ by Els Roding

Els Roding , April 1st, 2022


In 1992 Nancy Munn argued anthropological research should pay more attention to people’s lived realities of time. Since then, we have seen time and temporalities grow into a…


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“Nothing About Us Without Us!” Really?: The Unequal Value of Lives in Harm Reduction NGOs by Catherine Larocque

Catherine Larocque , March 25th, 2022


Canada, like most capitalist societies of the global North, faces “an unprecedented and devastating wave of overdoses” and overdose deaths (Wells, 2017), intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic (Governm…


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Captive to smell by Cristina A. Pop

Cristina A. Pop , March 18th, 2022


The rise of Çatalhöyük is one of my favorite topics to cover in the Introduction to Anthropology course. Located in central Turkey, the proto-urban settlement was occupied for…


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Writing Life No. 18: An Interview with Stefania Pandolfo by Basit Kareem Iqbal

Basit Kareem Iqbal , March 17th, 2022


The anthropologist Stefania Pandolfo approaches ethnography as not just the depiction of a world but as what addresses and displaces both the writer and the reader, where ethnography…


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Criminalisation, harm reduction and responsibility in Polish drug policies by Justyna Struzik

Justyna Struzik , March 11th, 2022


In 2019, Sebastian Kaleta, a member of the Polish parliament associated with the ruling Law and Justice party, published a report denigrating Warsaw-based organisations working in the fields…


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Chronic Time, Afflicted Lives by Aditya Bharadwaj

Aditya Bharadwaj , March 8th, 2022


“Mine is an illness of time.” […] “Time has no cure.” — Catarina (Joao Biehl, Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment, 2005: 107) Chronic is a…


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Book Review: Preventing Dementia? Critical Perspectives on a New Paradigm of Preparing for Old Age by Barbara Pieta

Barbara Pieta , March 2nd, 2022


Preventing Dementia? Critical Perspectives on a New Paradigm of Preparing for Old Age Edited by Annette Leibing and Silke Schicktanz Berghahn Books, 2020. 268 pages In their recently…


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Memorializing Death in an Age of Mass Mortality: Keywords of Covid-19 by Richard C. Keller

Richard C. Keller , February 28th, 2022


How do we remember death when it constitutes our landscape? In an age of ubiquitous mortality—not only pandemic deaths, but also deaths from meteorological disasters, deaths of migrants…


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Fighting for injection in Paris by Johannes Lenhard

Johannes Lenhard , February 25th, 2022


Figure 1: Non-safe-injection site behind Paris’ Gare du Nord, February 2016 (all photos by author). The first time I ever saw a person shooting up was right behind…


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Writing Life No. 17: An Interview with Stacy Leigh Pigg by Stacy Leigh Pigg

Stacy Leigh Pigg , February 24th, 2022


Image 1: The desk where Stacy writes when she is actually at a desk. Have you ever taken a walk inside your article? Can you conceive of a…


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Writing Life No. 16: An Interview with Warwick Anderson by James Dunk

James Dunk , February 10th, 2022


Figure 1: Writing and thinking in anticipation of writing: notes stacked in files next to a computer (Warkwick’s desk). In the early days of freedom after a long…


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9/11 and Beyond: Our World of Toxic Exposure/COVID-19 Syndemics by Merrill Singer

Merrill Singer , January 5th, 2022


For the last 25 years, in my work as an applied medical anthropologist, I have called attention to and explored syndemics, the biosocial adverse interaction of two or…


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Infrastructures of inequality: Caring tweets, public health, and COVID-19 in Delhi by Emilija Zabiliūte

Emilija Zabiliūte , December 27th, 2021


One tweet asks for help finding a hospital bed in Delhi, India’s capital. Another asks where to find oxygen. These tweets joined a sea of similar pleas for…


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What A 1993 Outbreak Can Tell Us About Interdisciplinary Approaches to Pandemic Preparedness by Rebecca Lynn Perez

Rebecca Lynn Perez , December 16th, 2021


In 1993, the Four Corners region of the Southwestern United States experienced an unknown virus outbreak that killed its victims within 48 hours. While the Centers for Disease…


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Interdisciplinary Efforts to Oppose a Punitive Perinatal Substance Use Law in North Carolina by Bayla Ostrach

Bayla Ostrach , December 15th, 2021


Across the United States, legislators continue to devise new ways to target parents who use drugs through a variety of state systems. In the past twenty years, the…


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AMAA on Inequalities of Aging: Paradoxes of Independence in American Home Care by Elana Buch

Elana Buch , December 6th, 2021


Questions developed by the members of CU Denver’s ANTH4600/5600, S2021: Kaylynn Aiona, Delilah Chavarria, Darcy Copeland, Keaton Green, Ari Jones, Caitlin Konchan, Chris Kuelling, Kuba Kwiecinski, Ro…


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Ask-Me-Almost-Anything (AMAA): Centering Student Engagement with Ethnographic Monographs by Christine Sargent

Christine Sargent , December 6th, 2021


“Why is this a book?” The student who volunteered this question during a class discussion could not have known how meaningful – and unsettling – I found the…


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Intersections of Political Power, Religion, and Public Health in Africa: Covid-19, Tanzanian President Magufuli, and Nigerian Prophet T. B. Joshua by Laura A. Meek

Laura A. Meek , November 12th, 2021


This is the final piece in the Contested Truths series, which has been edited by Jia Hui Lee, Laura A. Meek, and Jacob Katumusiime Mwine-Kyarimpa. This series analyzes…


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The Limit of Defense: Life in a Taiwanese Military Training Center during the COVID-19 Pandemic by Leo Chu

Leo Chu , October 26th, 2021


On the morning of 23rd February 2021, I boarded a bus from my home in northern Taiwan to a nearby military training center. There I joined another four…


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Situating our knowledge practices: a review of AusSTS2021 by Jaya Keaney

Jaya Keaney , September 20th, 2021


In June 2021, more than 180 early-career Science and Technology Studies (STS) scholars and participants congregated at this year’s Australasian STS Graduate Network Conference (henceforth AusSTS2021)…


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