Beyond the Soviet Slot

Thirty years following the supposed end of the Cold War, what is the task of anthropologists working in the parts of the world that have lived under socialism?


Whether you have an evolutionary story about social grooming, an ethnographic account of workplace gossip, or a linguistic tale of performative talk, we want to hear it.

William “Bill” Arens

Cultural anthropologist, authority on cannibalism, Fulbright senior scholar, United Nations consultant, and Stony Brook University professor William “Bill” Arens, passed away on August 6, 2019, after suffering from a form of Parkinson’s disease.

Feminist Anthropology for Our Times

Launching in May 2020, the journal Feminist Anthropology will be a site for the kind of scholarship for which our field is rightly known: listening to ethnographic particulars; inverting philosophical wisdoms we think we know; and ultimately asking how we might flourish differently.

William S. Simmons

William S. Simmons, professor of anthropology at Brown University, passed away on June 2, 2018.

Checking In

How long should a nervous author wait before asking you if the manuscript’s reviews are in yet?