Reflections on an Ethnographic Film Festival

My friend and I slunk into the auditorium showing Kivalina because the line for a workshop held by a prominent filmmaker was tailing back into the café area and we didn’t have a hope in hell of getting in. But that’s the magic of serendipity. Turns out Kivalina was well worth the compromise as the film […]

2017 John Collier Jr. Award for Use of Photography in Anthropology

The 2017 competition for the John Collier Jr. Award for Excellence in the Use of Still Photography received a significant number of submissions this year. The judging was a rewarding and engaging task as each submission was impressive in breadth and scope of the research and the variety of types of images, maps, and graphics […]

Animating Resistance

Anthropology as Public Pedagogy On January 25, President Trump signed a presidential memorandum pushing forward construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The action sparked a new wave of protests across the nation in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux and their allies, who vowed to continue in the struggle to protect their homeland from contamination. […]