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The Emotional Logic of a Black Poetics: Truth, Metaphor, Beauty, Joy

Daniel Salas , December 9th, 2021


In this free live event, Poetry Editor Christine Weeber and SAPIENS Public Anthropology Fellow Eshe Lewis will speak with Justin D. Wright, a doctoral student in sociocultural anthropology…


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Automating the Beast: Modern Police Power and the (Digi)Dog

Austin Hoffman , December 9th, 2021


As an undergraduate, I worked multiple jobs to make ends meet. For one of those jobs, I was a kennel attendant at a veterinary clinic and  earned $7.75…


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Surfing in Color

Traben Pleasant , November 12th, 2021


“Surfing in Color” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here. Floating, my gaze and…


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Riot

Dina Rivera , November 5th, 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. Her arm is…


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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 Shitty Affairs of British Colonialism in Malaya: Manicuring “Native” Agriculture through Race-Specific Livestock Interbreeding

Aida Arosoaie , October 26th, 2021


In January 2020, I accidentally came across a series of photographs at the UK National Archives documenting agricultural and livestock experimentation in 1930-1940s British Malaya. The peculiarity of…


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Window

Jason Vasser-Elong , October 22nd, 2021


“Window” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here.   I. Finding myself lost in…


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Preserving Black Women’s Stories as a Labor of Love

Eshe Lewis , October 21st, 2021


Irma McClaurin holds up her first book, Women of Belize: Gender and Change in Central America. Ray Carson/University of Florida Photographic Services, 1996. Used with permission of University…


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Middle Ground

Dina Rivera , October 15th, 2021


[no caption] Clelia Michelini/Getty Images “Middle Ground” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection h…


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Are We So Different?

Irma McClaurin , October 8th, 2021


“Are We So Different?” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here. Her piece was…


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Did Aliens Build the Pyramids? And Other Racist Theories

Stephanie Halmhofer , October 5th, 2021


The Egyptian pyramids are a focal point for conspiracy theories about alien intervention. Sheilapic76/Flickr One afternoon in June, I found an email in my inbox from Atlantis Rising:…


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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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Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora

Christine Weeber, Justin D. Wright, and Leah Zani , September 23rd, 2021


“Lead Me to Life” Carla Keaton In 2020, George Floyd’s murder by Derek Chauvin, a White police officer in Minneapolis, flared a global nerve. Black Lives Matter protestors…


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Elder

Jason Vasser-Elong , September 23rd, 2021


[no-caption] Pixabay/Pexels “Elder” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here.   We don’t talk…


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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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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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These Unheralded Workers Are Helping Prevent the Next Wildfire

Salvador Zárate , September 15th, 2021


The author’s late father, Juan Zárate (left), leads a weed abatement crew in Orange County, California. Jon Anderson/Orange County Weed Abatement Program A few months after the wildfire…


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Confronting Anti-Blackness in “Colorblind” Cuba

Elizabeth Obregón , September 2nd, 2021


A man holds his grandson inside the doorway of a fruit and vegetable shop in Havana, Cuba. Artur Widak/NurPhoto/Getty Images I sat waiting for Yudell* to finish his shift…


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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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Brotherhood and Anti-Blackness in College Football

Tracie Canada , August 25th, 2021


Clemson Tigers teammates celebrate a successful play against the Boston College Eagles in 2020. David Grooms/TigerNet.com/Flickr This article was originally published at Black Perspective…


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Haunted by My Teaching Skeleton

Michelle A. Rodrigues , August 17th, 2021


Museum storage facilities, such as this one in Germany, often hold the remains of human beings. Jens Büttner/Picture Alliance/Getty Images There is something unsettling about being alone …


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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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Culture—Not Genetics—Was More Salient for Anglo-Saxons

Mark Collard, Keith Dobney, and Kimberly Plomp , July 19th, 2021


An Anglo-Saxon burial mound rises in Taplow Court, England. Shutterstock This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished under Creative Commons. Scholar…


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On The Culture of Harassment in Archaeology: An interview with Barbara L. Voss

Uzma Z. Rizvi , June 22nd, 2021


[Content advisory: This article discusses harassment and discrimination in archaeology, including discussion of sexual assault.] On the morning of March 30, 2021, three articles on the culture of…


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