Decolonizing Everyday Praxis/Space → Decolonizing Anthropology

(Note: This essay is a revised version of my brief statement at a workshop on decolonizing anthropology at my institution, where I as a graduate student panelist was asked to share my reflections on diversity and inclusion in anthropology.) I began my advocacy work for anthropology students of color in 2015 through online publications and ...

Guest Post: On Not Looking Like an Expert: Being Black and Doing Research in Africa, White People’s Historical and Theoretical Turf

[Footnotes is excited to present a guest post by Ampson Hagan. Ampson Hagan is a PhD candidate in anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is currently living in Niger. He studies race-encoded idioms of healthcare deservingness and Black migrants' subjectivities around humanitarian care in the Sahara. His writing has appeared in Africa ...

#AcademicTwitter: A How-To Guide for Anthropologists

[Footnotes is excited to present a guest post by Jules Weiss. Jules Weiss (they/them pronouns) is a 2nd year MA student in Applied Anthropology at Oregon State University. Their graduate research (so far) focuses on identity embodiment among transgender people who are part of punk music communities in the Pacific Northwest. You can find them ...

An image of a large brown piece of paper with snippets of cut-out poetry pasted to it. This is an example of a final Decanonizing Anthropology "historical Rasanblaj" project, which is explained below.

Decanonizing Anthropology

Reworking the History of Social Theory for 21st Century Anthropology: A Syllabus Project Authors: Rebecca Renee Buell, Samuel Burns, Zhuo Chen, Lisa Grabinsky, Argenis Hurtado Moreno, Katherine Stanton, Froggi VanRiper, Loren White [Footnotes is very pleased to present the Decanonizing Anthropology syllabus project. This syllabus was assembled collectively as a final project of the graduate ...

Memorial lawn from the East end. Descriptions from foreground to background: Guns from the USS Missouri and Arizona, law enforcement memorial, Arizona Capitol copper dome.

McCain, Memorialization, and Empire

[Footnotes is proud to present the work of Matthew Chrisler. Matthew Chrisler is a PhD Candidate at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is currently conducting research on education reform movements, racism and colonialism, and nonprofit political networks in occupied O'odham lands (Phoenix, Arizona). He works with groups in the Phoenix metropolitan area ...

What hurricanes taught me about the need for disaster anthropology

This past weekend I celebrated my birthday. Like many do, I reflected on where I have come since the last year, and that made me take pause. I live in Houston, so this time last year, like the rest of the city, we were bracing for yet another tropical storm. In this case, that tropical ...

Love will tear us apart

I can’t believe I’m having to write this, a matter of days after I finished editing and publishing something I felt proud about - my first public anthropology writing. But, no I absolutely do not believe it’s ok to fuck your students. Voices stronger and more grounded than I have expressed the issues with queer ...

All you need is love…

In her two part article Envisioning Theory: An Anthropological Teaching Experiment, Dr Stefanie Mauksch narrates the pedagogical experiments that she and her co-teacher Dr Friederike Eichner. These experiments were explored in their undergraduate seminar “anthropology of the body, kinship, and gender.” Mauksch’s project is to examine how “embracing bodiness might affect (her) pedagogy.” Her work ...

Streamline(d) – “180 Days”

A federal prosecutor sits in front of a judge during an Operation Streamline hearing, correcting the judge on the terms of a plea deal. The judge laughs and says that he’s glad the prosecutor is paying attention (because the judge isn’t). (Click through for the option to open the full image in a new tab)

A combination of cropped sections of queer punk show flyers, saying "no creeps" and "femmes and queers to the front."

Guest Post: Citation is a Gift: “Punking” Accounting in #hautalk

[Footnotes is excited to present a guest post by Jules Weiss. Weiss is an MA student in the Applied Anthropology program at Oregon State University. They are a transgender researcher studying queer and transgender punk in the Pacific Northwest and are concerned about punk politics and research on transgender communities in anthropology. They use they/them ...

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