#MeToo is an opening for change—but can anthropologists look beyond the media moment to confront sexual violence and transform the discipline?
The #MeToo movement simply confirmed and rendered visible the regular incidence of sexual harassment that has all too often shaped the classroom, fieldwork, field training, and the subsequent workplaces of anthropologists since the discipline’s inception.
The theme of the summer issue of AN, Anthropological Futures, has been much on my mind as I took up residence in this historic city far from my home in Tokyo. So why does an anthropologist who has spent nearly her entire career in Japan decide to take her sabbatical in France?
When can you call yourself an anthropologist? I got into a bit of a squabble about what kind of degree and experience you need to qualify: A doctorate? A master’s? A bachelor’s? When can you expect anthropologists to accept you as an anthropologist?