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Ten Treasures (and a Bonus): A Selection of Anthropological Gems You Might Have Missed from the Past Few Years

Alma Gottlieb , January 26th, 2022

I began interviewing authors of fabulous new anthropology books for this space back in 2016. While completing 11 interviews, I also amassed a backlog of more terrific books…

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It’s Not “Just” a Symbol

Alma Gottlieb , January 13th, 2022

“Tails” side of the new U.S. quarter featuring Maya Angelou The new Maya Angelou quarter is a symbol, yes. But not “just” a symbol. Because, symbols matter. If…

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#AmAnth2021: Anthropological Engagements with Optimism?

nckawa , November 16th, 2021

This year’s American Anthropological Association meeting is likely to be one of the weirder ones in recent memory. The general feeling is that: 1) the conference costs far…

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Debating the Origins of the Anthropocene (on NPR)

nckawa , March 17th, 2021

This morning, National Public Radio aired a short segment on scientific investigation and debate surrounding the origins of the Anthropocene. The story considers the mid-20th century date proposed…

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Hunger, Religion, and Public Anthropology

foodanthro , January 19th, 2021

Betsy Taylor Is feeding the hungry, a key moral value in religious teachings across cultures? I was recently asked this by a pediatrician concerned about child hunger in…


The Human Cost of Border Enforcement Policies

Chelsea Horton , November 16th, 2020

A participatory pop-up exhibition breaks down traditional disciplinary boundaries between art and anthropology to inform wider audiences about the humanitarian crisis occurring at the United States–Me…

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Towards anthropological self-de-confinement #PostCoronaUniversity

Ruy Llera Blanes , June 25th, 2020

While we now seem to be approaching post-confinement, and after the closure of campuses and improvised conversion to online teaching, there has been much discussion regarding the long-term…


In Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter and Call for Dismantling Structural Racism in Germany: Public Statement Issued by the Working Group Public Anthropology, German Anthropological Association

Jenny Rosenberg , June 23rd, 2020

BlackLivesMatter Protest in Berlin Alexanderplatz on 6 June 2020. Copyright: Nasima Selim.   Drafted on 6 June 2020   Follow us on Twitter @AGPublicAnthro and Facebook In the…



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Ep #55 Doing Right by Others: Robert Borofsky on the Value of Anthropology

Kylie Wong Dolan , April 5th, 2020

“Realistically there’s many people – maybe most anthropologists – are caught up in their own world, like many people are, trying to just get ahead. That’s irrelevant. What’s…

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Land, Labour, and Power in a Colonial Catholic Mission in Trinidad

Maximilian C. Forte , February 4th, 2020

Colonial propaganda that masks “humanitarianism” behind self-interest, and breeds euphemisms that are inversions of reality, constitute the recurring subjects of the critiques produced on Zero Anthrop…


Can academics change the world?

Fran Barone , January 19th, 2020

Via The Conversation: Research and creative thinking can change the world. This means that academics have enormous power. But, as academics Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr have warned,…


What is Ethnography? Ethnografia ni nini?

Book Review: Archaeogaming and the Wide Wonderful World of Archaeology in Video Games

Alissa Whitmore , September 26th, 2019

By Alissa Whitmore Reinhard, Andrew (2018) Archaeogaming: An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games. New York: Berghahn Books. Originally trained in classical archaeology, Andrew Reinhard …

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New Zine on the History of Sanitation

nckawa , August 29th, 2019

Our zine “Infrastructural Digest” is now completed(!) and 250 copies have just been printed for the opening of the Privy2 demonstration garden. The zine features original artwork and…

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Omens of an Intellectual Death

Guest Contributor , June 11th, 2019

Found Poems on “Scholarly Knowledge” from Promotion Review Letters by Dr. REDACTED, Professor of Anthropology, REDACTED University Dedicated to Dell Hymes, who once said, “One should react to the…


The Last Word(s)

Anna , April 4th, 2019

After 11 years at the University of Toronto Press, and over 6 years curating this blog, I’m stepping down, hanging up my hat, moving on (choose what euphemism…

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A Story of Us

nckawa , March 8th, 2019

For the past several years, the graduate students of the Ohio State Department of Anthropology have produced A Story of Us, a podcast that is sponsored by the…

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Museum Anthropology Has a Lot to Offer Public Anthropology!

aaaguestcontributor , February 11th, 2019

This post was submitted by AAA member Jen Shannon, curator and associate professor of cultural anthropology at the University of Colorado’s Museum of Natural History and department of…

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Publicity or Marginality? On the Question of Academic “Silencing” in Anthropology

Maximilian C. Forte , December 15th, 2018

Abstract What is “silencing” and is it out of place in the contemporary North American university? How do “silencing” and “public anthropology” intersect? What are the roles of…


Wakanda University at #AmAnth2018

nckawa , November 20th, 2018

Elizabeth Chin, @nidhisrathore, @allergyPhD, @dorinnekondo, Chibundo Egwuatu & others at #WakandaUniversity gave us an alternative vision of what the space of the AAA conference can be like, look…

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Why Doesn’t Diversity Training Work?

Frank Dobbin & Alexandra Kalev , October 27th, 2018

Diversity training in both academia and business has seen limited success at best. Photo courtesy of publicdomainpictures.net The Challenge for Industry and Academia Uncommon Sense Starbucks’ deci…

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