Racialized Policing, Violence and Latinas/os

On December 8, 2014, outgoing US Attorney General Eric Holder announced the long awaited release of the Justice Department’s Guidance on racial profiling in federal law enforcement. The 2014 Guidance represents an improvement over the 2003 Guidance in so far as it expands the protected categories to include gender identity, national origin, religion, and sexual […]

On Mentorship: Because Another Anthropology Is Possible

I’ll never forget my first impressions of what anthropology really looked like after attending my first AAA meeting. This must have been in the early 1990s, when I was a student at CUNY’s Graduate Center, where my cohort—thanks to an open PhD admissions policy that allowed non-matriculated students to attend PhD classes (since terminated)—was overwhelmingly […]

Amar el Pueblo: The Embodied Politics of Autonomy

In Honduras Garifuna inclusion within emergent tourism developments is predicated upon embodying a particular version of state-sanctioned cultural alterity, one that is welcoming to white tourists and that contributes to the growth of the national economy. This development-imaginary has had the dual effect of increasing the visibility of blackness for touristic consumption at the same […]

Deep Diversity Makes a Big Tent

A Reflection on an ALLA Mission Statement (The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of ALLA or the AAA.  Of course the author wishes this were not so.) I am a board member of the Association of Latina/Latino Anthropologists.  Truth be told, I have always held a […]