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Values, affect, and feminism in the Brazilian elections

By Thiago Pinto Barbosa. 156 million Brazilians were called to vote on the last Sunday of October. It was the second round of the presidential elections: Brazilians had…

De omgekeerde wereld van carnaval ten tijde van Omikron. Een stopmotion van Esther Teelen.

Door Esther Teelen “Ik maak een stopmotion waarin ik mijn veldwerkervaringen verwerk”, dacht ik direct bij het beluisteren van een discussie over het Nederlandse coronabeleid. In de langetermijnaa…

Unearthing a Fragile Root of Democracy

By Pia K. R. Beiermann, second-year student of CADS This Saturday I wake up slowly, a bit later than usual. Still in a morning fogginess best described as…

The Noise of Russian Silence

By Ekaterina Thor, second-year Bachelor student of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology  Opening our daily news feed on the 24th of February, most of probably needed a second…

Myanmar anthropologists dismissed

By Maaike Matelski – In this picture, anthropology students from Yangon University show the ‘three fingers salute’ for democracy. Students and university staff across Myanmar have been protesti…

Military coup in Myanmar: back to square one?

In the early morning of 1 February, the day that a newly elected government was supposed to convene, Myanmar’s military staged a coup, taking government leaders captive and…

In the meantime on the other side of the world…

By Marina de Regt     While we were all busy watching the US elections in the first week of November, an armed conflict broke out on the other side…

Webinar: Ethnographic encounters with morality, crisis and extractivism in Venezuela

The complex humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has caused more than five million Venezuelans to flee their country. In turn, Venezuelans that stay have developed multiple subsistence strategies, rangin…

Corona choices

WRITTEN BY FREEK COLOMBIJN Rumours, new societal practices, new state policies and self-imposed restrictions by organizations spread as fast as the Corona virus itself. It is almost certain…

On the Brink of a Pandemic; “World, jiāyóu”

WRITTEN BY JOP KOOPMAN The city of Wuhan, ground zero of the coronavirus, is 6 six days under lockdown when residents take to WeChat and start to suggest…

Bolivia – terwijl het stof nog niet is opgetrokken

door Ton Salman De mensen in het land demonstreren, vloeken, vechten, tieren en vieren. President Morales, reeds veertien jaar aan de macht, trad gisteren, zondag 10 november 2019,…

Mass protests in Ecuador: what news media don’t report

By Caroline van Slobbe This week, I have experienced the specific scent and feel of teargas for the first time. It is in first instance itchy, as if…

De CEU countdown is begonnen #OccupyKossuth

door Georgette Veerhuis             Het is alweer bijna twee jaar geleden dat ik meeliep met een enorme protestmars in Boedapest, waar zo’n 80,000 man op af kwam, om te…

Spreading Sacrifice Areas in Anthropology

By Alexander Dunlap Confronting a room of ‘Revolutionary Communists’ and Marxists about their desire for industrialism in 1980, Russell Means took the time to explain the uncomfortable reality…

From supporting migrants to protesting for change

By Lysanne Vrooman           Almost half a year ago, on the 25th of March 2017, it was the sixtieth anniversary of the treaty of Rome….

The dilemma’s of public anthropology. Notes on the Amsterdam Anthropology Lecture Series (AALS)

What is the role of the university in the public square? By Matthias Teeuwen            On Earth Day last Saturday thousands of scientists in hundreds of cities worldwide took…

Dreamocracy: vluchtelingen als expert-docenten op middelbare scholen

Door Freek Colombijn. Mijn ouders waren tieners toen de Tweede Wereldoorlog uitbrak en in de twintig toen Nederland bevrijd werd. Ze hebben aan den lijve ondervonden hoe het is…

Shifting realities – #IstandwithCEU

Solidarity during the protest in support of CEU and academic freedom on 2 April 2017. (Photo courtesy of Index.hu) By Georgette Veerhuis      A few weeks ago I was…

Mijn Griekse vrienden van de Gouden Dageraad

Graffiti in Corfu stad: ‘Gouden Dageraad’ veranderd in ‘Gouden Eieren’ door slechts een aantal streepjes aan te brengen. Een bekende manier om supporters te ondermijnen. Kostas…

Wind Energy

By Alexander Dunlap    Wind Energy is undoubtedly my favorite of all the energy systems, which retains an immense potential for ecological sustainability. This potential, however, can be utopic,…

Rennen voor Erdoǧan, Gülen of Atatürk? De politisering van de Istanbul Marathon 2016

Door Heleen van der Linden           Sport verbindt. Toch? Ook als het aan de Nederlandse politiek ligt klopt dat cliché als een bus. “Sport…

Cuban imaginations of the future

Door Caroline van Slobbe    Havana is full of small businesses. The most common entrepreneurs are ladies who sell cupcakes and cookies from their front door or window,…

Stable Instability: renewed turmoil in Ethiopia (part 2)

Qilinto prison burning, Addis Ababa 3 September 2016.  Opposition voices state that not the fire but the prison guards killed more than 60 inmates, most of them political…

Colombia between hope and fear

by Lieke Prins When I initially left my house in Amsterdam to live in Colombia for three months I had planned to go to Chocó and study Afro-Colombian small-scale…