Humanitarian Pedagogies of Transit

[pquote]One of the most basic educational challenges in refugee settings is that of school dropouts.[/pquote]Despite the traditionally temporary character of their interventions, humanitarian agencies providing ad hoc services in crisis-affected areas are increasingly viewing education as a necessity. As such, education has been progressively integrated into the standard humanitarian toolkit. Delivering formal education in crises, […]

Bonnie Urciuoli’s Reflections upon Retirement

SLA Interview with Bonnie Uriciuoli What article or book that you wrote are you most pleased with?  Could you talk about the story behind writing it?   Or: What article or book was hardest for you to write, and why? These two questions have the same answer, “Skills and Selves in the New Workplace,” published in AE […]

Responding to Turbulent Times

2016–2017 has been a turbulent year for science in general and biological anthropologists specifically. With the rapidly changing political climate, anthropologists stand to be at the forefront of change as researchers embedded in communities around the globe and as academics faced with a changing funding climate. For the inaugural Sections Edition of Anthropology News, the […]

A Commitment to Racial and Social Justice

In today’s political climate, the Council on Anthropology and Education’s (CAE) mission to resist all forms of oppression is as relevant today as when it was created. A persistent disregard for facts and an over reliance on ideological opinions heightens the need for evidence-based knowledge that is accessible to a broad public. Members of the […]

Stop Pretending We Are a Meritocracy

Recently Richard Reeve published an article in the New York Times called “Stop Pretending You’re Not Rich.” He recounts his horror on discovering that the United States was even more class stratified than his native England, and he points to many ways that wealth and privilege are perpetuated by the American system, particularly through our […]

Women’s Schooling and Literacy

Around 1980, the first demographic evidence became available suggesting that, in a variety of developing countries, women’s schooling was robustly associated not only with lower fertility but also with reduced (post-infancy) child mortality and increased use of health services. “Robust” in this context means that the associations did not disappear when income, father’s schooling, and […]

Trump, Immigration, and Children

Disrupted Schooling, Disrupted Lives Since President Trump took office, immigrant arrests are up over 32 percent compared to the same time period last year (Washington Post). While the number of deportations is down slightly (likely due to court backlogs), unlike his predecessor President Obama, who focused on arresting and deporting violent criminals and anyone posing […]

Indonesian University Prohibits LGBT Students From Registering

Recently, the Andalas University in Padang, West Sumatra uploaded a message on their website to exhort candidates who had passed the entrance examination to pay the fees, provide their bio data, and to register again. At the time of registration they must bring a form stating that they are not LGBT (bebas LGBT). Helpfully, that […]

Defend and Transform

The Fight Forward for Public Education In the aftermath of the US presidential election, policy pundits and even some activists have suggested that diverse schools can help heal the nation from the hatred that Trump’s victory represents. A lack of diversity, they argue, breeds hatred; conversely, diversity is supposed to trump hate, and contact with […]