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What Do You Mean by Abolition?

Chelsea Horton , April 15th, 2021


A collaboration between abolitionist groups in California educates and acts for a more just future. Abolition is increasingly being used in popular and public discourse to describe contemporary…


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What Do You Mean by Abolition?

Chelsea Horton , April 15th, 2021


A collaboration between abolitionist groups in California educates and acts for a more just future. Abolition is increasingly being used in popular and public discourse to describe contemporary…


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What Do You Mean by Abolition?

Chelsea Horton , April 15th, 2021


A collaboration between abolitionist groups in California educates and acts for a more just future. Abolition is increasingly being used in popular and public discourse to describe contemporary…


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Resisting Psychiatric Temporalities in “Post-Conflict” Colombia

Chelsea Horton , April 1st, 2021


Post-traumatic stress disorder fails to account for the psychosocial issues that arise in the wake of peace. We need nonpathological frameworks to give FARC ex-combatants the support they…


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Witnessing Disappearance in China during the Global Pandemic

Chelsea Horton , March 31st, 2021


The landscape of Islam within China has been changing rapidly during the pandemic. Ethnographic fieldwork can map these erasures and disappearances in everyday life. It was an unusually…


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Motivation and Apathy in the Time of COVID-19

Chelsea Horton , March 30th, 2021


For many graduate students, the pandemic has postponed fieldwork and changed research plans. How do we keep going and cope with these challenges to our academic careers?  …


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Sustaining Bilingual Education Amid School Choice Expansion

Chelsea Horton , March 30th, 2021


Students, parents, and educators in Milwaukee continue a tradition of bilingual education activism and resist choice schools’ scaling up of linguistic subtraction.  At La Escuela Bilingüe Foster’s (Fo…


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Linguistic Anthropology and COVID-19

Chelsea Horton , March 26th, 2021


A post-COVID-19 “return to normal” implies a continuation of the very cultural, linguistic, and economic practices that precipitated the pandemic. Scholars of language and communication must do better…


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Studying Historical Artifacts on YouTube

Chelsea Horton , March 25th, 2021


A new community of YouTube creators are using video to give audiences a close-up view of antique garments and accessories. Can they inspire museums to invest in new…


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Feminist Hopes for Chile’s Future

Chelsea Horton , March 5th, 2021


Two million Chileans marched for gender equality and democratic reform on International Women’s Day 2020. With the writing of a new constitution now on the horizon, feminist activists…


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Water in the Desert

Jon Bialecki , December 11th, 2020


In 2019, a nonprofit volunteer was acquitted of a misdemeanor charge for leaving jugs of water in the desert for passing migrants on the grounds that his actions…


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Race, Place, and Latinx Political Choices

Andrea Bolivar , November 9th, 2020


How can there be talk of a singular Latinx vote without recognizing the differentiated racial experiences among Latinxs? During the 2020 primary elections, a New York Times headline,…


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A Revision of Outdated Course Policies Is Long Overdue

Patricia Lopez , October 27th, 2020


We need to humanize our course policies and practices and eliminate those that marginalize some students while privileging others. Professors: Students are under no obligation whatsoever to disclose…


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Elevating the Voices of Latinx Anthropologists

Andrea Bolivar , October 26th, 2020


ALLA reflects on the current moment, Latinx anthropology, awards, mentoring, and programming for Raising Our Voices. On September 30, Dr. Anthony Fauci and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus participat…


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Making Our Meetings Work for Graduate Students

Steven Black , October 26th, 2020


Our AAA Annual Meeting and section meetings should be spaces for graduate training. We must do more to include graduate students in our events and produce programming to…


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Srebrenica’s Twenty-Fifth Anniversary from a Distance

Chelsea Horton , October 26th, 2020


With the twenty-fifth anniversary of Srebrenica in the forefront of her mind, Sarah Wagner will be joining faculty and graduate students at Raising Our Voices to rethink ethnographic…


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AES at Raising Our Voices

Chelsea Horton , October 26th, 2020


AES programming seeks to address the current moment and its challenges. A Look Back to Look Forward, by Jacqueline Solway I left the 2019 joint American Anthropological Association…


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Sound Politics in COVID-19 Brooklyn

Elisa Lanari , October 19th, 2020


Last spring, New Yorkers participated in the 7:00 p.m. clap to show solidarity with “essential workers” and assuage feelings of isolation. They used noisy cacerolazos to mobilize collectiv…


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Mercury’s Toxic Touch

Laura Meek , October 2nd, 2020


In Peru’s gold-rich Amazonian region of Madre de Dios (the Mother of God), the global demand for the precious metal has incentivized migration from the Andes to the…


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The Everyday Resistance of Anarchist Punks in Bandung, Indonesia

Faedah Totah , September 23rd, 2020


Bandung is a city of punks and prayer… —Lonely Planet The cat is out of the bag now that Lonely Planet knows that Bandung, Indonesia, is a hot…


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Black Latinx Activists on Anti-Blackness

Andrea Bolivar , September 3rd, 2020


A few weeks ago, the Association of Latina/o & Latinx Anthropologists (ALLA) released a statement condemning anti-Black violence and calling for “an intimate reckoning with anti-Blackness and whit…


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How Do We Listen to the Living?

Michelle Munyikwa , August 31st, 2020


I opened my twitter on June 15,  to read a non-Black person describe the murder of Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau as an “act of god.” They quote retweeted a…


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Gifting Water in a Climate-Impacted Megacity

Nazli Ozkan , July 27th, 2020


One hot summer afternoon in Ezbet Khariallah in June of 2018, I take a long slow drink out of an olla-style charitable water fountain, or sabil. The water…


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The Chilean Estallido, Plebiscite 2020, and Legacies of Truth-Telling

Joseph Feldman , July 15th, 2020


On November 25, 2019, Chilean feminist collective, Las Tesis, gathered in Santiago’s Plaza de Armas. Against a backdrop of anti-Piñera graffiti painted on government buildings, museums, and Catholic…


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