Unboxing the Buried Seeds of My Belonging

Latina/o History, Decolonized Pedagogies and the Politics of Inclusion “We, students, deeply internalized the limited exposure and hidden space allotted to vitally important alternative histories on campus.” Anthropologists committed to decolonizing anthropology rely on anthropological perspectives to promote change and deepen understandings of difference. This piece considers historical recovery through this lens and its impact […]

ALLA President’s Report

It is a joy serving as President of ALLA, an intellectually and politically dynamic community of scholars. Over the past year we have built on our successes and launched exciting initiatives. We continue to develop critical dialogues at the annual meetings–including dynamic community outreach events–enhance our mentoring program, establish collaborative relationships with other sections, and […]

Anthropology, Art, and the US-Mexico Border Wall

Border walls have become the centerpiece of global policies aimed at increased militarization to deter undocumented immigration and smuggling for the sake of national security in the war on terror. Despite hopes that the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 portended the dawn of a new era, a world without walls, thirty-three nation-states have […]