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The Hard Labor That Fuels the Hair Trade

Priti Salian , January 19th, 2022


The majority of hair that India exports comes from waste—such as the strands gathered in this picture of a street collector in Chennai. Emma Tarlo Every evening, for…


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How Do Personal Data and Algorithms Influence Our Sense of Self?

Natalia Kucirkova , January 12th, 2022


  All achievement is threatened by the machine, as long as it dares to take its place in the mind, instead of obeying. That the master’s hand no…


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5 Questions About the History of Humanity

Daniel Salas , November 23rd, 2021


Join us LIVE for a 25-minute Q&A with archaeologist and author David Wengrow to discuss his New York Times bestselling book The Dawn of Everything: A New History of…


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Repatriation Has Transformed, Not Ended, Research

Chelsea H. Meloche, Laure Spake, and Katherine L. Nichols , November 16th, 2021


“Wheel,” by the Cheyenne-Arapaho artist Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds is situated outside the Denver Art Museum. The artwork evokes Indigenous peoples’ efforts to counter…


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The Voice of Diaspora

Lara de Paula Passos , October 29th, 2021


“The Voice of Diaspora” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here.   I wake…


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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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#A future history of water: Andrea Ballestero’s response

Andrea Ballestero , October 10th, 2021


When encountering the generosity of brilliant colleagues, one can only start with gratitude. Add to that a historical moment when a virus has reconfigured the languages, spaces, and…


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What Does It Mean to Decolonize Heritage?

Annalisa Bolin and David Nkusi , October 6th, 2021


At the King’s Palace Museum in Nyanza District, Rwanda, tourists can visit coffee shops built in a traditional architectural style. GIZ/Martin Karenzi Most tourists visit the district of…


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They’ll Steal Your Eyes, They’ll Steal Your Teeth

Cory-Alice André-Johnson , October 1st, 2021


[no-caption] Attila Haag/EyeEm/Getty Images “They’ll Steal Your Eyes, They’ll Steal Your Teeth” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the…


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Can There Be More African Paleoanthropologists?

Linda Nordling , September 28th, 2021


Paleoanthropologist Isaiah Nengo, director of science for the Turkana Basin Institute (in a white shirt), oversees a dig site in Turkana County, Kenya. David Gottlieb Aoron Eipa Emmanuel,…


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#PoliticalEngagements: Digital Engagements

Maya Avis , September 27th, 2021


For many social anthropologists working on different forms of political expression, online settings have become an inextricable part of their research sites, a trend further entrenched by the…


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Lessons From Mars—and Jamaica—on Sovereignty

Kimberley D. McKinson , September 21st, 2021


Maroons of the Sovereign State of Accompong make their home in mountainous Cockpit Country in Jamaica. Ted Eubanks On February 15, in the darkness and silence of outer…


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#PoliticalEngagements: Defiant Engagements

Valentina Zagaria , September 21st, 2021


Working in political environments that run counter to our personal values and commitments, and with people who are challenging these contexts in different ways, led us to think…


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5 Questions About Writing the African Diaspora

Kathryn Derfler , September 15th, 2021


In this free live event, Yoli Ngandali, SAPIENS Media & Public Outreach Fellow, asks Justin Wright five questions about Lead me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora, a…


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The Resistance and Ingenuity of the Cooks Who Lived in Slavery

Carolyn Wilke , August 26th, 2021


This plate features a traditional meal of fish and provisions (tubers and vegetables) served on the Caribbean island of Dominica. Diane Wallman Garlic sizzles in a big Dutch…


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Animating Stories of Global Migration

MIDEQ and PositiveNegatives , August 19th, 2021


Who gets to tell the story of human migration around the globe? And what kind of story is it? The Story of Migration, an animated short illustrated by…


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Qualifying Exam Essay: Power and Politics Within and Beyond the Human

Anthropology365 , August 13th, 2021


I have passed my qualifying exams and so am making my essays available on my blog. The other essays can be found: Attending to Animals in Anthropology and…


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Kenyan Mothers Take on Police Violence

Wangui Kimari , August 5th, 2021


Lucy Wambui is a convenor of the Mothers of Victims and Survivors Network in Nairobi. Ed Ram I first met Sarah Wangari three weeks after her son Alex…


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War between good citizens and bad citizens: tools for today’s totalitarianism in Brazil and the Philippines

Cecilia Pe Lero , July 30th, 2021


On May 6, 2021, on the heels of Brazil’s deadliest month since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, special police forces in Rio de Janeiro killed 28 people…


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ResonanceCast #2: Incitement and Coups

Jastinder Kaur , July 30th, 2021


Podcast with Jastinder Kaur and Daniel White, moderated by Ian M. Cook   Allegra Lab · ResonanceCast 2: Incitement And Coups   Referenced articles: Towards an Anthropology of…


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Towards an Anthropology of Coups

Jastinder Kaur , July 27th, 2021


When is a coup a coup? Reflections on the anthropological study of ‘coups’ There have been more than 200 coups in 95 countries over the last 75 years,…


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Archaeologists Should Be Activists Too

Allison Mickel and Kyle Olson , July 27th, 2021


Archaeologists are well-suited to help organize protests such as this “Count the Vote” rally in 2020. Jon Irons When Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, paused counting votes for one night…


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“The State” Is a Story We Tell Ourselves

Danny Pinedo , July 22nd, 2021


Protestors filled Plaza San Martín in Lima, Peru, last November to demonstrate against the legislative coup that removed then-President Martín Vizcarra from power. Ernesto Benavides/AFP/Getty…


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Qualifying Exams Reading List: Power and Politics Within and Beyond the Human

Anthropology365 , June 3rd, 2021


Adamson, Joni. “Indigenous Literatures, Multinaturalism, and Avatar: The emergence of Indigenous cosmopolitics.” American Literary History 24, no. 1 (2012): 143-162. Agamben,…


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