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Introducing a New TGA Editor: Connor Martini

connormartini , June 13th, 2022


I’ve yet to meet an academic who is not a geek. What it means to be either an academic or a geek is, by necessity, flexible and inconsistent,…


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Spider-Man: No Way Home and the Problems of Magic Bullet Heroism

emmalouisebackeanthro , January 14th, 2022


By Emma Louise Backe Spider-Man: No Way Home is an adventure further into Marvel’s Phase 4 Multi-Verse, but the movie itself has some surprising messages about public health…


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TGA Seeking Editors!

emmalouisebackeanthro , November 16th, 2021


The Geek Anthropologist is seeking qualified individuals to join our Editorial Board. As an Editor at TGA, responsibilities include: recruiting new contributors and content for the blog and…


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Wanted: Book Reviews

Alissa Whitmore , June 16th, 2021


By Alissa Whitmore, Book Reviews Editor Ah, summer. There are few things better than relaxing with a good book in the park, on the beach, or inside under…


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Whedon, Fandom, and Cancel Culture

Alissa Whitmore , May 19th, 2021


By Alissa Whitmore “A guy who goes around saying ‘I’m a feminist’ usually has an agenda that is not feminist. A guy who behaves like one, who actually…


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Wonder Woman – Leader, Superhero, Anthropologist

Astrid Willis Countee , March 31st, 2021


Wonder Woman – Justice League “You can be anything you want to be” Diana Prince AKA Wonder Woman , Justice League (Zach Snyder Cut, 2021) Today marks the…


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Screen Memories, Scarlet Witch & the Complex Grief of Wandavision

emmalouisebackeanthro , March 7th, 2021


By Emma Louise Backe In the first several episodes of Disney’s new show Wandavision, it’s unclear whether the “bit” of old sitcoms as the framing device will be…


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Introducing a New TGA Editor: Astrid Willis Countee

Astrid Willis Countee , December 28th, 2020


I am sure that I don’t have to say that we have all been through a lot this year. For me personally, I have struggled in ways that…


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Translating Truth: Heaven’s Vault and Its Message to Gamers

Alissa Whitmore , April 29th, 2020


By Catherine Hill If you’re a gamer, chances are you’ve played, seen, or at least heard of Heaven’s Vault, the newest game from Inkle Studios. In this adventure, players…


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Call for Anthropological Speculative Fiction

Nick Mizer , February 14th, 2020


“We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and…


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Book Review: Travels through Old Futures–Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Alissa Whitmore , December 16th, 2019


By Christopher Marcatili  Lothian, Alexis (2018) Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility. New York: NYU Press. Through thoughtful analysis of a number of speculative stories from the la…


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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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Moon Monogamy 1 – Qualifications: One, Two, Three, Twelve, Thirteen, and Twenty-Seven

Nick Mizer , February 15th, 2019


We need more worlds. Better worlds. We can’t overlook the need for horrifying, ruined worlds, true, but more than anything we need better worlds. The worlds academics build…


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Call for Book Reviews

Alissa Whitmore , February 1st, 2019


By Alissa Whitmore, Book Reviews Editor Do you love thinking critically about your favorite comics, superhero tv shows, or the latest sci fi epic that has hit the…


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HAU’s Hauntings

Emma Louise Backe , October 29th, 2018


How does the genre of weird fiction provide the destabilizing framework for the future of HAUtalk?  The HAU controversy is a dense teratoma,[1] a complicated intermingling of issues…


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Anthro Reckoning and Reconnaissance

Emma Louise Backe , June 16th, 2018


Over the past several days, the anthropological community has been forced to confront instances of abuse, exploitation and discrimination latent in the discipline. A tweet from Cultural Anthropology…


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So You Want to Write for The Geek Anthropologist?

Emma Louise Backe , June 7th, 2018


You ever see those quippy article titles–the perfect combination of academic punnery and inside theory humor–pop up on your newsfeed, only to click through and discover that your…


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Introducing Our New Team Members

Nick Mizer , May 30th, 2018


The Geek Anthropologist is excited to welcome two new members to our editorial team! Laya Liebseller and Alissa Whitmore are joining us as acquisitions editors, which means that…


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Acquisitions Editor Position

Nick Mizer , March 2nd, 2018


The Geek Anthropologist editorial team is looking to add an Acquisitions Editor! Interested? Read on! Know someone who might be interested? Let them know! Position notice in PDF…


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Colossal: The 2017 Monster Movie About Abuse You Might Have Missed

Emma Louise Backe , January 19th, 2018


By Emma Louise Backe 2017 was a year for grappling with monstrosity, the deeds and discourses perpetrated by private citizens and public officials, as well as the explosion…


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An Archaeology Carol… Or How Ghost Hunting Made Me A Better Archaeologist

Emma Louise Backe , December 29th, 2017


By April Beisaw Another Christmas has passed without a personal visit from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, or Yet to Come? Same here. In Dickens’ A Christmas…


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Mattering Anthropology, Anthropology Matters

Emma Louise Backe , December 5th, 2017


By Emma Louise Backe Anthropology Matters! was the exhortation of the 116th American Anthropological Association Annual meeting this year in Washington, D.C. The frenetic energy of the 115th…


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Why The World Needs Anthropologists: Powering the Planet

Emma Louise Backe , October 5th, 2017


By Simone Abram Why does the world need anthropologists? This is the question posed at an annual meeting of the Applied Anthropology Network of the European Association of…


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Call for Papers–Worlds of Resistance: Dystopia and Heterotopia in Fiction and Reality

Emma Louise Backe , August 23rd, 2017


We find ourselves in a period of worlding and otherworlding, of recognizing that the microcosms in which we operated were not simply illusory but untenable, shielding us from…


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