Dear Graduate Student…

Fieldwork can be a contradictory and uncomfortable process. Some thoughts on shyness, relationships, and grace as I refine my own practice.

Checking In

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

What to Call US Border Detention Centers?

The government and media call them “immigrant detention centers.” They are meant to be temporary holding facilities—up to 72 hours—for migrants and asylum-seekers crossing the southern US border. But the average length of stay has become much longer and the facilities have become overcrowded and unsanitary. In a word, the conditions are inhumane.