Springfield Community Gardens

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth piece in a series called “Putting Anthropology to Work” contributed by students of Margaret Buckner at Missouri State University. I conducted my ethnographic research project with Springfield Community Gardens, a local nonprofit that provides for community gardens in the Springfield, Missouri area. The organization began with one garden in 2010 […]

In the Loop and Off the Record

Power and the Washington Establishment Graduate Student Paper Prize Winner These days the “Washington Establishment” has become shorthand for an out-of-touch political elite, whose ineptitude, privilege, and corruption we digest through the 24-hour news cycle and binge-worthy dramas like “House of Cards” and “Scandal.” Apart from these popularized characterizations, however, what do we actually know […]

2017 John Collier Jr. Award for Use of Photography in Anthropology

The 2017 competition for the John Collier Jr. Award for Excellence in the Use of Still Photography received a significant number of submissions this year. The judging was a rewarding and engaging task as each submission was impressive in breadth and scope of the research and the variety of types of images, maps, and graphics […]

GAD Members at XII Congress of Anthropologists and Ethnologists of Russia

The Association of Anthropologists and Ethnologists of Russia held their 12th biennial meeting, the XII Congress of Anthropologists and Ethnologists of Russia, in Izhevsk, Udmurt, Russia, 3–6 July 2017. Eight hundred anthropologists and ethnologists, mostly from regions in Russia, attended. The biennial meeting included a session on kinship arranged by Vladimir Popov, a prominent member […]

Digital Video Archive

“Voices from Tohoku” Oral Narrative 東北からの声 Note: This project was supported by grants from Toyota Foundation, a Kaken grant from the Japanese Ministry of Education, and various sources from within Sophia University. A more detailed outline of the archive can be found here: Public Anthropology of Disaster and Recovery : “Archive of Hope”(希望ア–カイブ) Of all […]

AFA Introduces Recent PhD Graduates

The Association of Feminist Anthropology is pleased to introduce recent PhD graduate members Elyse Singer, Rachel Fleming, Risa Cromer, Shunyuan Zhang, and Veronica Miranda, whose doctoral work contributes to the work of feminist anthropology. Elyse Singer Washington University in St. Louis Regulating Reproduction: Abortion Reform and Reproductive Governance in Mexico Situated in the aftermath of Mexico City’s […]

I Pour Life

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth piece in a series called “Putting Anthropology to Work” contributed by students of Margaret Buckner at Missouri State University. I Pour Life is a nonprofit located in Springfield, Missouri that started in 2015 to offer a hand-up to teens and young adults currently living in social isolation. The I Pour […]

Transforming Transgender Medicine in the US Prompts Questions of its Aims

Over the last decade, access to competent medical care has been among the primary demands of those seeking to improve the lives of transgender Americans. Multiple studies have demonstrated what many trans- people know from experience: trans- folks are more likely than others to be denied primary and emergency care because of their gender non-conformity; […]

Services Rich and Systems Poor in Springfield, MO

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth piece in a series called “Putting Anthropology to Work” contributed by students of Margaret Buckner at Missouri State University. In my research, I looked at the issue of Springfield, Missouri being “services rich, systems poor.” I focused specifically on an internal analysis of an umbrella organization in Springfield, the […]

Book Conversation with Mike McGovern

An Interview Regarding “A Socialist Peace?” Larisa Kurtovic interviews Mike McGovern about his new book, A Socialist Peace? Explaining the Absence of War in an African Country (2017, University of Chicago Press). To start, please tell us a little bit about this book, its central arguments, and the impetus for writing it. The book starts […]