The moment has come for a government commission on slavery and its present-day impacts; the moment has come for profound change.
How can anthropologists approach the influence of economists?
Racism permeates the academy. We will need more than performative allyship and symbolic statements condemning racism in society if we are to build a more inclusive anthropology.
Recovering germaphobes, hoarding, and an answering machine.
Fieldwork can be a contradictory and uncomfortable process. Some thoughts on shyness, relationships, and grace as I refine my own practice.
What sets apart Obama’s “Yes, we can” from most of the current Democratic candidates’ slogans?
Women have to stop misrecognizing sexism as the behaviors and practices of men alone.
How long should a nervous author wait before asking you if the manuscript’s reviews are in yet?
The government and media call them “immigrant detention centers.” They are meant to be temporary holding facilities—up to 72 hours—for migrants and asylum-seekers crossing the southern US border. But the average length of stay has become much longer and the facilities have become overcrowded and unsanitary. In a word, the conditions are inhumane.
What might viewing conspiracism as a form of play tell us about the workings of contemporary culture, our capacity for critical thinking, or how we build new understandings?