Doing Our Feminist Homework

In the wake of political shifts over the past year, from the increasing visibility of racist and sexist discourses on campus to drastic cuts to state appropriations for higher education, anthropology’s future seems increasingly tenuous. Anthropologists recognize a discrepancy between our discipline’s potential to address current events and its current precarious position in the academy.

Doubling Down on “Downtown” in Fresno, CA

Most urban general plans are ambitious pieces of legislation that reflect the dreams of city leaders. In Fresno, CA, ambitious plans manifest in big, splashy ways, as in a recent national headline that declared: “Come See the Future in Fresno, CA.” The geographic midpoint between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the City of Fresno is finally embracing its urban destiny after decades of being a sleepy rural town in the Central Valley.