Doing Our Bit

“We all, as humans, have a responsibility to creatively offer something to the world. Not more than one person can. Just our bit.” Anthropologist Carolyn Nordstrom wrote those words in “The Bard,” her contribution to the edited volume Anthropology off the Shelf. I think often of Nordstrom’s wise words; they guide my life and work. […]

We Are Everywhere

The Adriatic is just as the tourism photographs want you to believe—a shimmer of deep blue water set against a lighter shade of cloudless sky. I got glimpses of the sea in between sessions during meetings of two international anthropological organizations: the Biennial World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA) and the Inter-Congress of the International […]