Education as a Currency of Love

2019 Council on Anthropology and Education Outstanding Book Award winner Gabrielle Oliveira recounts findings from the ethnographic study that formed the basis of her award-winning book.

CFP: VOTE

To mark the centenary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, Anthropology News is turning an anthropological eye on voting and voting rights.

Anthropology Is Political

Public and feminist anthropologists use multiple modalities to remap the traditional distinctions between university and community through rigorous scholarship and a commitment to social justice.

Refusal as Care

It was my second time attending the neighborhood association meeting in the community where I was doing fieldwork. The association president had invited me, saying he thought it would be great if I talked about my project with the attendees and that, perhaps, some people would want to share about their experiences living under food apartheid.

Practicing Heritage Means Life or Death in Rwanda

In Rwanda, the field of heritage production is dominated by the central government. National museums and memorials are part of the government’s efforts to establish a usable history for the country, where politicized divisions between ethnic groups, reinforced and reified during colonialism, resulted in a devastating genocide in 1994. Establishing a singular narrative and identity—along with the life-or-death stakes—means that the democratizing practices advocated within heritage scholarship circles are unlikely to gain traction.