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The Disavowal of Henrietta Schmerler

Alexandra Frankel , May 10th, 2018


 Anthropology’s decades-long misrepresentation of this story of sexual violence should inform the discipline’s relationship to #MeToo. This is the story of a story that matters to us. In…


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#MeToo Holds Lessons for Political Resistance

Adam Hodges , May 10th, 2018


How to Stop the Normalizing of Trump. Remember when everyone feared the “normalization” of a Trump presidency? Well, it’s gotten to the point where the US president can…


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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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Managing Hope after Affirmative Action

Lucy Carrillo , May 30th, 2017


What “Diversity of Thought” Reveals About the Disappearing Corporate Ladder   In 2013, Sheryl Sandberg took the media by storm with the publication of her book, Lean In:…


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Whose Populism? Which Democracy?

Alexandra Frankel , May 18th, 2017


“Populism” conflates widely disparate political projects under one conceptual category. The term demands closer anthropological analysis. “The new enemy.” In a recent column in El País, the Peruvian…


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When White Nationalism Became Popular

Alexandra Frankel , May 18th, 2017


What rising white nationalism says about race in the 21st century US. On November 12th, 2016 TheDailyStormer.com, a neo-Nazi website with a monthly viewership over two million, lead…


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Gina Athena Ulysse

Alexandra Frankel , May 16th, 2017


Gina Athena Ulysse is a Haitian born poet-scholar living out the tension between artist and social scientist. She is currently professor of anthropology at Wesleyan University. Her work…


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Of Populists and Mutants

Alexandra Frankel , May 8th, 2017


Venezuela’s public murals depict ongoing relations between “the people” and Chávez. In the days following Donald Trump’s inauguration, a number of Latin American commentators rushed to establish para…


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Advertising Populism in Hungary

Alexandra Frankel , May 8th, 2017


In 2015 the government used billboards to promote its anti-immigration stance. A satirical opposition hit back.  Visitors to Hungary in in the spring of 2015 were likely to…


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Research in Pain

Alexandra Frankel , May 8th, 2017


“Research in Pain” 1/4 “Research in Pain” 2/4 “Research in Pain” 3/4 “Research in Pain” 4/4 Sally Campbell Galman is an artist, associate professor of c…


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All Populisms Are Not Created Equal

Alexandra Frankel , May 8th, 2017


Venezuelans chose between two competing populist projects with starkly different visions of inequality and privilege. Hugo Chávez is back. A seemingly endless stream of commentators insists that the…


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AnthroVice

Alexandra Frankel , May 5th, 2017


Grumpy Grad Student I am an early tenure-track professor with a needy grad student advisee. I appreciated my PhD advisor’s practice of briefly checking in with my mental…


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The Myth of the Apolitical Judge

Adam Hodges , May 1st, 2017


How Language Ideologies Underlie the Judicial Confirmation Process One thing Neil Gorsuch has in common with many previous Supreme Court nominees is his insistence that he is an…


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Sunken Treasure

Whitney Carter , June 3rd, 2016


Finders Keepers? Reproductions of the treasure found on the Nuestra Senora de Atocha. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. The Nuestra Senora de Atocha, a Spanish galleon carrying a…


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Vikings, Citizen Science, and Being Wary of Media

Bob Muckle , May 31st, 2016


There are only two things of archaeological interest my friend Ralph has brought up in our daily carpool commute so far this year. The first was the discovery…


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Thinking about Refugee Integration in Berlin

Alice Larotonda , May 25th, 2016


Aleppo soap. Photo courtesy Inga Treitler Anthropology has had a long and productive conversation around ethics, and the nature of our involvement in the communities we study. In…


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Peer Review and Academic Citizenship: A Call to Our Colleagues

Elyse Bailey , May 23rd, 2016


Most of us who earned our degrees before the advent of email remember the thrill of being asked to write our first peer review. We both remember how…


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Fish Kills and Protests on the Islands of Chiloé

Elyse Bailey , May 20th, 2016


  Protesters set fire to a barricade near Castro. Photo courtesy Richard Vercoe Southern Chile’s Archipelago of Chiloé is a region best known for its mythology, historic churches,…


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Curating Gathering Voices

Diana Marsh , May 20th, 2016


An Exhibition at the American Philosophical Society On April 15th the American Philosophical Society (APS) opened the third in a series of exhibitions on Thomas Jefferson—a member and…


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The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes . . . and a Canal

Elyse Bailey , May 17th, 2016


Anthropology and Nicaragua’s Interoceanic Canal The cab driver sized me (M. Petriello) up, “¿A dónde nos vamos?” (Where are we going?) he asked, assessing the fee and my…


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The Nicaraguan Interoceanic Canal and Heritage Protection

Elyse Bailey , May 17th, 2016


Why consultations with Indigenous communities matter The construction of the Nicaragua Interoceanic Grand Canal has garnered only a sporadic interest in the news media, one that does not…


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An Open Letter to the American Anthropologist and Responses

Elyse Bailey , May 16th, 2016


An Open Letter to the American Anthropologist Nadia Abu El-Haj Susan Slyomovics The recent issue of the American Anthropologist included a section presenting nine views on anthropology in…


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Activating and Deactivating Heritage Symbols

Tiffany Cain , May 16th, 2016


On the Tubman $20 and Other Symbolic Controversies After a long controversy between students and upper-level administration, Yale University decided not to remove the name of John C….


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