Álvaro Ínsua

Álvaro Ínsua, born February 15, 1935, died in Miami, Florida, nearing his 84th birthday on January 13, 2019.

Observing the Pandemic Today to Rebuild Tomorrow

The future is a foreign land, and right now it’s separated from us by a heavy fog. The only way to break through that fog is to look very closely at what surrounds us before it becomes too familiar, or before it changes again.

Beyond the Soviet Slot

Thirty years following the supposed end of the Cold War, what is the task of anthropologists working in the parts of the world that have lived under socialism?


Whether you have an evolutionary story about social grooming, an ethnographic account of workplace gossip, or a linguistic tale of performative talk, we want to hear it.

William “Bill” Arens

Cultural anthropologist, authority on cannibalism, Fulbright senior scholar, United Nations consultant, and Stony Brook University professor William “Bill” Arens, passed away on August 6, 2019, after suffering from a form of Parkinson’s disease.

Feminist Anthropology for Our Times

Launching in May 2020, the journal Feminist Anthropology will be a site for the kind of scholarship for which our field is rightly known: listening to ethnographic particulars; inverting philosophical wisdoms we think we know; and ultimately asking how we might flourish differently.