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A Mass Shooting in the “Evangelical Vatican”

Emily Sekine , November 23rd, 2022


The recent violent attack on Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, happened in a place shaped by decades of anti-LGBTQ organizing by evangelical Christian groups. ✽…


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Profit over people? The ‘big business’ of tough immigration laws.

Renata Segal , April 22nd, 2022


By Renata Carvalho As the new Nationality and Borders Bill sparks yet another wave of debates over the United Kingdom’s immigration tactics, it is important to ask: who…


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Heroes of Our Economy

Alex D'Aloia , March 27th, 2022


A social economy approach therefore asks why people are engaged in specific enterprises. Are they simply out to make the most money they can? Many people do. Or…


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The Nightmare of Pandemic-Era Teaching

Laura Wangsness Willemsen and Elisheva L. Cohen , February 10th, 2022


Teachers face increasing challenges—from staff shortages to widely varying student achievement levels—with omicron infections sweeping across the country. Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronic…


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Jennifer Mack on her book, The Construction of Equality

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Interview by Lynda Chubak https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/the-construction-of-equality Lynda Chubak: Bringing together architecture, urban planning and anthropology, you trac…


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When Carbon Credits Drive People From Their Homes

Blanca Begert , December 9th, 2021


A sign inside the Alto Mayo Protected Forest promotes “conservation agreements that change lives,” including ecotourism and sustainable coffee. Blanca Begert The Mayo River begins in the …


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Does DNA Simplify or Complicate Repatriation Claims?

Sarah Wild , December 8th, 2021


University of Cape Town archaeologist Simon Hall leads a visit to the farm in Sutherland, South Africa, from which the remains of several individuals were taken a century…


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We All Live on Permafrost

Susan Alexandra Crate , November 2nd, 2021


Indigenous Sakha communities in Siberia raise a rare native horse breed that can survive the extreme cold. Susan Alexandra Crate One of the most distinct memories from my…


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Land Acknowledgments Are Not Enough

Elisa Sobo, Michael C. Lambert, and Valerie L. Lambert , October 20th, 2021


The installation “Never Forget” by Nicholas Galanin, a Tlingit and Unangax̂ artist and musician, speaks back to California’s “Hollywood” sign and is a call to action for return…


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West African Migration: The Dangers of a Single Story

Alice Hertzog , October 19th, 2021


“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.”  Chimamanda Ngozi…


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Can Anthropology Help Heal Puerto Rico’s Diabetes Crisis?

Shir Lerman Ginzburg , September 7th, 2021


Diabetes can present additional complications for patients in times of stress, such as during evacuations after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in 2017. Joe Raedle/Getty Images “Doctors do…


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Six Reasons to Save Archaeology From Funding Cuts

John Schofield , June 23rd, 2021


Archaeology offers a detailed look at humanity’s past and important insights into the present and future. Jo Ahmet/Kent County Council This article was originally published at The Convers…


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What’s Behind the U.S. War on Science?

Vincent Ialenti , June 22nd, 2021


Thousands of demonstrators joined the March for Science in Washington, D.C., in 2017 against then-President Donald Trump’s attacks on science. Astrid Riecken/The Washington Post/Getty Images …


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Deaf and Incarcerated in the U.S.

Michele Friedner , June 15th, 2021


Deaf incarcerated people may have trouble accessing prison programming and educational opportunities due to a lack of necessary accommodations. Michael Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Im…


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How to Survive Climate Change in the India-Bangladesh Borderlands

Yasaswini Sampathkumar , May 27th, 2021


Homes along a river in the Sundarbans face a concrete embankment that protects land on the opposite side from rising waters. Megnaa Mehtta The Sundarbans is a region…


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Why We Need a Truth Commission on White Supremacy

Alexander Hinton , May 12th, 2021


The author leads a teacher training seminar as part of a genocide education project run by the Documentation Center of Cambodia, a local nongovernmental organization heavily involved in Cambodia’…


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Must Conservation and Indigenous Rights Clash?

Linda Nordling , January 29th, 2021


A group of Baiga tribespeople stand together. The Indian government has evicted thousands of Baiga people to make way for a wildlife reserve. Simon Williams/Ekta Parishad/Wikimedia Commons …


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What Makes Vaccines Social?

Emily Brunson and Monica Schoch-Spana , January 15th, 2021


[no-caption] Luis Alvarez/Getty Images Now is a pressing time for vaccinating the U.S. population (and the world) against COVID-19. But there are social hurdles that need to be…


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The Two Singapores: On The Ground (from Home) by Wahid Al Mamun

Wahid Al Mamun , September 18th, 2020


“The Two Singapores” is an ongoing interview miniseries run by Somatosphere to interrogate Singapore’s COVID-19 response, in particular in its handling of the explosion of cases among migrant…


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Waterloo-Redfern and the Racism Rooted in Cities

Mayane Dore , September 15th, 2020


Who are cities designed for? Resolution Productions/Getty Images This June, a statue of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, was…


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The Two Singapores: Spectacle and Twin Realities by Wahid Al Mamun

Wahid Al Mamun , September 14th, 2020


Early on in the global fight against COVID-19, Singapore’s response to the pandemic, centered around aggressive contact tracing and quarantining close contacts, was the subject of praise and…


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Wildfire Archaeology and the Burning American West

Stephen E. Nash , September 9th, 2020


As I type, the American West is ablaze with more than 100 devastating wildfires. Many of these are record-setting in both size and intensity. Several, including one in…


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The Public Problem With Counterterrorism

Mark Maguire and David A. Westbrook , September 1st, 2020


A British army helicopter flies over Estonian forests during a massive annual military training exercise. NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization/Flickr The terrorist attacks on Septem…


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The Dead Must Be Counted

Gabriella Soto , August 18th, 2020


Crosses bear the names of the dead and the missing along a migrant trail connecting Mexico to Arizona. Christina Felschen In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, disputes…


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