Motivation and Apathy in the Time of COVID-19

For many graduate students, the pandemic has postponed fieldwork and changed research plans. How do we keep going and cope with these challenges to our academic careers?  

Conservation’s Not-So-Secret War

Shoot-on-sight policies effectively authorize extrajudicial killing and provide a stark example of the continuing coloniality of anti-poaching violence and its representations.

2018 AfAA Student Paper Awards

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Association for Africanist Anthropology (AfAA) Student Paper Awards. Once again, we received strong submissions for both awards and have been impressed with the focus and quality of the research.

Drugs and Uncertainty in Tanzania

In much of the Global South, biomedical markets have been flooded by a massive proliferation of counterfeit pharmaceuticals. The World Health Organization identifies Sub-Saharan Africa as the region most affected by this development, with estimates of drugs thought to be fake ranging from 30–60 percent.