Twitter and the Alarming Case of China’s Borderlands

Earlier this year, journalist Wayne Ma published an article in the Wall Street Journal titled “Marriott Employee Roy Jones Hit ‘Like.’ Then China Got Mad.” This title is important because it could be an equation for any number of articles on Chinese geopolitics in the digital era.

Ambivalent Spaces in the (Neo)Liberal Arts

What is the future of anthropology at liberal arts colleges in the United States? In this late capitalist era of unprecedented college costs, student loan debt, and economic uncertainty, the dominant narrative that the role of a college education is to ensure future financial success is understandable, and one to which colleges must respond.

Zombie Tourism, Cliff Walks, and Skydiving

Contributing editor Carrie Hough interviews CSAS Board Member Adam Kaul about Leisure and Death: An Anthropological Tour of Risk, Death, and Dying, which he co-edited with Jonathan Skinner.

Reimagining the Maori Haka

In the spring of 2017, my research sabbatical at Waikato University in Aotearoa/New Zealand centered on the extreme over-representation of the indigenous Māori people in the prison system. Nonetheless, I was constantly pulled into the national obsession with rugby and its conspicuous connection to Māori culture. Although well aware that many Māori athletes are rugby […]