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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 ...

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 ...

Guest Post: To Talk Like Them

[Footnotes is pleased to welcome the following guest post by Tian An Wong, a professor of Mathematics with an affinity for social theory. This post was originally published on the ethnographic methods blog www.Fieldworking.net.] ‘This is America, speak English.’ You can probably feel the sting of these words if you live in the US and ...

Guest Post: Is your department’s website #anthrosowhite?

[Footnotes is proud to present the work of Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins and Hannah Gould. Goodwin-Hawkins is deep hanging out in a geography department, as a postdoctoral researcher at Aberystwyth University in Cymru Wales. Gould is completing her doctorate at the University of Melbourne, Australia.] Amid new scandals, anthropology’s old reputation as a discipline of white heroes in pith helmets ...

Guest Post: Anthropology’s front-lines: Notes on crisis, coloniality, and violence

[The following is a guest post by Proshant Chakraborty. Proshant is an applied anthropologist and research consultant based in Mumbai, India. He obtained his master’s in Social and Cultural Anthropology at KU Leuven, Belgium. His current research focuses on front-line workers and violence prevention interventions in urban poor communities.] #HauTalk This essay is an attempt to make ...

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Guest Post: An Open Letter from the Former HAU Staff 7

[Footnotes has received the following open letter from "The Former HAU Staff 7."] This open-letter was written in December 2017 by a collective of former HAU staff in the period before HAU was handed over to the University of Chicago Press. It was not released at the time because the authors were unable to secure ...

Guest Post: An Open Letter to Anthropology

[The following is a guest post by graduate student of anthropology. All names have been changed.] Dear Anthropology, I want you to know why I feel the way I do about you. You have absolutely, irrevocably, broken my heart. One day, I may forgive you. Today is not that day. Today is the day that ...