Charting Charcoal in Haiti

Estimating and Understanding Annual Charcoal Production and Consumption at the National level in Haiti Anthropologists engage subjects at various scales through a plethora of methods. We may solicit narratives from individuals through ethnographic interviews; we may study sub-populations through focus groups; or we may learn about village or regional-level trends by analyzing geospatial data, to […]

Annual Meeting Executive Sessions

From a total of 40 proposed sessions, the Executive Program Committee selected 24 discrete panels and roundtables as Executive Sessions for the 115th Annual Meeting, to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 16–20 November 2016. Each of the selected panels speaks meaningfully to the meeting theme, Evidence, Accident, Discovery. Nearly all of the discipline’s subfields are represented among the Executive Sessions, […]

Working at a Döner Kebab Shop

My research in Strasbourg, France, explores how Muslim Turkish men negotiate where they go and what they do when they go out in a borderland that generates moral anxieties. Initially, I expected research to take place in venues where my interlocutors socialized, and not workspaces. Most migrant men, however, worked long hours and extra days—leaving […]

Call for Proposals: Campaigns and Elections

As another presidential election arrives in a year dominated by campaign-related news in the US, we’ll explore campaigns and elections ranging from recent parliamentary elections in Iran, to gubernatorial races in Mexico, to the UK’s EU referendum. We’re interested in novel ways of engaging with elections, the language of politics and propaganda, election posters and […]

Unapologetically Black?

Savannah Shange on shapeshifting, state violence and ritual regret after a week of shootings.   Twelve white seven-day candles illuminated the pungent sage smoke billowing across the crowd. A few hundred people had come for the vigil on the levee, timed for sunset over the Mississippi river.  A lone dinghy glided ominously through the water, […]

Deforestation, Dogs, and Zoonotic Disease

As Earth’s climate and species assemblages rapidly change, emergent zoonoses—diseases that spill over from nonhuman animal to human populations—are outpacing modern medical solutions. Contributors to the #Zoonosis series offer glimpses into their research in Africa, Asia, and Central America. They examine the pathologies of multispecies encounters and highlight political, ecological, and technological complexities of resolving zoonotic outbreaks […]

Circulating Ebola in the Anthropocene

As Earth’s climate and species assemblages rapidly change, emergent zoonoses—diseases that spill over from nonhuman animal to human populations—are outpacing modern medical solutions. Contributors to the #Zoonosis series offer glimpses into their research in Africa, Asia, and Central America. They examine the pathologies of multispecies encounters and highlight political, ecological, and technological complexities of resolving zoonotic outbreaks […]

Of Farmers and Fowl

Investigating Bird Flu in Vietnam As Earth’s climate and species assemblages rapidly change, emergent zoonoses—diseases that spill over from nonhuman animal to human populations—are outpacing modern medical solutions. Contributors to the #Zoonosis series offer glimpses into their research in Africa, Asia, and Central America. They examine the pathologies of multispecies encounters and highlight political, ecological, and technological […]

The Plague of Inequality in Madagascar

As Earth’s climate and species assemblages rapidly change, emergent zoonoses—diseases that spill over from nonhuman animal to human populations—are outpacing modern medical solutions. Contributors to the #Zoonosis series offer glimpses into their research in Africa, Asia, and Central America. They examine the pathologies of multispecies encounters and highlight political, ecological, and technological complexities of resolving zoonotic outbreaks […]

Diseases That Don’t Fit

Dengue, Zika, and the Trouble with Classifications As Earth’s climate and species assemblages rapidly change, emergent zoonoses—diseases that spill over from nonhuman animal to human populations—are outpacing modern medical solutions. Contributors to the #Zoonosis series offer glimpses into their research in Africa, Asia, and Central America. They examine the pathologies of multispecies encounters and highlight political, ecological, […]