All posts by Chelsey R. Carter

Chelsey Carter is a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology and master’s in public health candidate at Washington University in St. Louis. Chelsey‘s research interests include race, anti-black racism, gender, incurable illness, disability, embodiment, and narrative medicine in the United States. Her current research examines how illness experiences of people with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or “Lou Gehrig’s” disease) are mediated by productions of ALS knowledge especially in relation to race, class and gender using a black feminist anthropology approach. You can find her tweeting at @AudreTaughtMe2

Listen to Black Women…please?

I woke up at 11:01 this morning. I was too tired and too sad to go on a long walk with my pitbull, Nala. But regardless of my physical and emotional state, she still needed to go outside. I struggled with the only decision I make these days: “To wear a bra?” or “Not to ...

Guest Post: The Anthropology Letters, Part 1

[Footnotes is excited to present a guest post by Bailey Duhé. Bailey J. Duhé is a Ph.D. student in cultural anthropology at the University of Colorado Boulder. She studies racial fluidity, generational trauma, and Blackness(es) with Creoles of color in New Orleans, Louisiana (which is also where she is from). Her writing has appeared in Museum Anthropology 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 ...