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.

What’s in a Mask?

No matter the intensity of discourse about mask performance as a function of material, fit, and construction, it must be understood alongside mask performance as a sign of deference to social order.

The Social Lives of Climate Reports

IPCC reports are hailed as objective, empirical evidence. But the social life of their production and circulation has much to do with conflicting politics, values, and choices.

Forensic Anthropology in a Changing Climate

In 2018, a wildfire swept through Northern California. Forensic anthropologists were called in to identify skeletal remains in a devastated recovery scene.