Protecting Undocumented Students Post-Election

From meeting to action. Working together to support our students.   In the wake of the recent presidential election, we find ourselves reflecting deeply on our roles as teachers, researchers, and scholars. As anthropologists, we grapple with a historical moment that challenges our values of multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion, values to which we have dedicated […]

Genetics, Race, and the Practice of Science, Part Two

On how human genetics is biopolitical. Earlier this year Jonathan Marks and I sat down at the University of Notre Dame for a conversation about his recent books, Tales of the Ex-Apes: How We Think about Human Evolution (2015) and Is Science Racist? (2017), and many of the ideas he covers, including scientific racism, power […]

Genetics, Race, and the Practice of Science, Part One

On how the humanities help us think critically about science. Jonathan Marks and I have a lot in common (despite the fact that I am a Christian feminist theologian and he is a biological anthropologist). We are both interested in human wrongdoing and how intellectual practices can function to either prop up human wrongdoing or […]

Human Trafficking in a Time of Crisis

How exaggerated media reports misconceive the realities of migration and displacement.   We’ve joined forces with AAA’s latest public education initiative “World on the Move: 100,000 Years of Human Migration” to launch an ongoing series of articles on migration and displacement. Click here for all our World on the Move articles. The current refugee crisis […]

Going Native

Bernard C Perley is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he teaches classes in Linguistic Anthropology, American Indian Studies, and Global Studies. His ongoing research focuses on language revitalization in Indigenous communities. He is actively coordinating collaborative projects with colleagues from other disciplines and local American Indian communities to promote language […]

Archaeology in Times of Trump

Archaeologists Against Trump is the name of a Facebook group. It can also be applied to the writings and actions by a large number of archaeologists concerned with the impact of President-elect Trump on archaeology. Reaction by archaeologists has intensified since the election, but there were expressions of concerns prior to that. A 2015 New […]

Displacing Community

In Baltimore development isn’t just about “business getting built”—it’s also about community relations.   We’ve joined forces with AAA’s latest public education initiative “World on the Move: 100,000 Years of Human Migration” to launch an ongoing series of articles on migration and displacement. Click here for all our World on the Move articles. As I […]

Gone to #AAA2016!

AN will be at the AAA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis this week. We’ll be back in action soon. If you’re joining the fun in Minneapolis, check out our Annual Meeting content, including tips for the best places to grab a beer with friends, get your caffeine fix, check out the local foodie scene, and see the […]

Mourning in Orlando

Latinx memorials force us to question the whiteness of queer identity and national memorialization. On June 12, 2016, a gunman armed with an AR-15-style rifle opened fire at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 and wounding 53 others, in what was hailed as the deadliest mass shooting in US history. While the shooting was […]

Islam Is Not Our Enemy

Post-Orlando vigils reveal ways in which Islamophobia and homophobia interact. In the weeks following the Orlando nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016, thousands of people across the United States took part in vigils to mourn the 49 victims. I attended a vigil in Kalamazoo, the Western Michigan city where I live and teach, a few […]