Tag: universities

The Collapse of the Canadian University and the Rise of the Church of Covid

Maximilian C. Forte , July 4th, 2022

February of 2022 was a particularly dark month, both in Quebec and in Canada generally. In Quebec, we had the expansion of the use of “vaccine passports” to…


Day 3 of A Citizens’ Hearing: Examining Canada’s Covid Response

Maximilian C. Forte , July 1st, 2022

The final day of hearings focused on family law in the context of courts that simply uphold, without any question, state doctrine on the Covid so-called “vaccines” and…


Day 2 of A Citizens’ Hearing: Examining Canada’s Covid Response

Maximilian C. Forte , June 29th, 2022

The Citizens’ Hearing is, “an independent inquiry into Canada’s response to Covid-19. We will hear evidence from scientists, legal experts, and healthcare providers, as well as test…


Day 1 of A Citizens’ Hearing: Examining Canada’s Covid Response

Maximilian C. Forte , June 27th, 2022

From Wednesday, June 22, through Friday, June 24, 2022, a combined effort by the Canadian Covid Care Alliance and Fearless Canada, brought three full days of testimonies that were stre…


“God, I miss fruit”: Student food insecurity on Australian campuses

foodanthro , April 25th, 2022

Produce, photo by David Beriss Jane Dyson, Craig Jeffrey, Gyorgy Scrinis and Sara Guest (The University of Melbourne) University and college food insecurity is a flourishing area of…


The State of Emergency, Coercive Medicine, and Academia

Maximilian C. Forte , December 1st, 2021

“Two weeks to flatten the curve,” is what we heard across Canada1 just after March 11, 2020, when the World Health Organization unilaterally declared a global “pandemic” according to…


Statement of Non-Compliance with Mandatory Vaccination in Canadian Universities

Maximilian C. Forte , August 21st, 2021

First it was not even a university, but Seneca College. Then it was the University of Ottawa. Then Carleton University, the University of Western Ontario, and the University…


I’ve Never Met Anyone Like Me, But Anthropologists (Not Me) Study People Like Me, Or: What if we trans/non-binary people weren’t just your objects of study?

Rine , October 8th, 2020

cw: transphobia, mention of suicide and murder Willow, our cat. I started writing this piece in June. It was during Pride month, amidst JK Rowling’s ongoing public transphobia,…


Introducing the Collective Anthro Mini Lectures Project for #COVIDcampus

zoe , March 16th, 2020

By Page West and Zoë Wool During the past few months colleges and universities all over the world have shifted our teaching online because of the COVID 19…


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…


Dis/ability to do Fieldwork

thenewethnographer , October 4th, 2018

Rine Vieth is a PhD candidate at McGill University in Tio’tia:ke/Montréal, Canada. They are currently researching how UK asylum tribunals consider religion and conversion, with a focus on…

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Imagining new imaginaries for the university

Jodie-Lee Trembath , August 1st, 2018

Are we seeing a shift away from explicitly imagining alternatives to the status quo? Are we even still capable, as a society, of envisaging these alternative imaginaries? There…

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This Does Not Represent the Views of the University

Maximilian C. Forte , January 20th, 2018

I know that I am not the first person to ask this, but when did universities start having “views”? When some professors indulge their rights to free speech…


Book Review: The Toxic University: Zombie Leadership, Academic Rock Stars and Neoliberal Ideology by John Smyth

Rose Deller , January 19th, 2018

In The Toxic University: Zombie Leadership, Academic Rock Stars and Neoliberal Ideology, John Smyth offers a critical reading of the pathological state of higher education today, diagnosing this as th…

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What would your university look like if you could just say, “no?”

Daniel Souleles , May 23rd, 2016

This is the Fourth post in a sequence called Strange Rumblings in the Meritocracy. Sometime towards the end of graduate school, I got it into my head that…

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