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Raising Our Concerns: Reflections on AAA 2020

[Footnotes is pleased to present this guest statement by Anthro Response Cauldron - a collective of people who (re)connected over Twitter during ROV, after recognising their shared concerns and sense of urgency for meaningful reform with the AAA. Collective members, who include senior and junior scholars, have chosen to remain anonymous to prevent sanction of ...

Book cover: A possible Anthropology: Methods for Uneasy Times by Anand Pandian

Guest Post: One More Time from the Top: A Review of Anand Pandian’s A Possible Anthropology

[Footnotes is pleased to present this guest post by Daniel Chen (he/they),  an affect alien anthropologist and writer based in Taipei. You can follow them on Twitter @YoLingChen.]  A Possible Anthropology, Fall 2020 So you’ve just finished your first semester of an anthropology PhD program. A few weeks ago, your “Foundations of Anthropology” core curriculum ...

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Guest Post: Reflexive Anthropology: Black Women and Ethnographic Performances // Antropología Reflexiva: Mujer Negra y Actos Etnográficos

[Footnotes is pleased to present this guest post by Carolina Nvé Díaz San Francisco in both English and Spanish. Carolina is currently a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at UNED Madrid, Spain]. What does it mean to be a Black woman anthropologist in the diaspora? As a first year PhD student, I feel compelled to ...

Guest Post: David Graeber’s Strength

[We are pleased to present the thoughts of Olivier Coulaux on the sudden passing of our dear friend, colleague, and mentor, David Graeber. Olivier is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at EHESS in Paris. What follows are his thoughts translated to English followed by the original French.] And if we live, we live to tread ...

Frantic Spatio-Temporality of CoVid 19: Social-Distancing and/in the ‘Home’

[Footnotes presents this guest post by authors Bikash Sarma and Shruti Sharma as part of a series addressing reconceptualizing space and social interaction during Covid19, as the Covid19 pandemic forces us to rethink our social lives and how we use and interact in various spaces. Bikash Sarma recently submitted his Doctoral Thesis from Centre for Comparative ...

Guest Post: NAGPRA is not a metaphor: Anthropologists’ indifference upholds structural racism

This guest blog post has been removed pending an ethics review by the Footnotes Editorial Collective (FEC) following concerns raised by the community. A longer statement by the FEC highlighting our decision-making process and our plans for moving forward equitably will follow. We take full responsibility and deeply apologize for the harm that has been ...

Guest Post: Embracing Affect in the Classroom [Embodying Reciprocity Series]

[Footnotes is excited to present a guest post by Schuyler Marquez. This post is a part of the Embodying Reciprocity series. Schuyler Marquez’s work focuses on bringing classical anthropological questions on religion and economy to the study of contemporary food production. Her dissertation research on the industrialization of halal meat production in Brazil analyzed the industry’s ...

Guest Post: Teaching Self-Representation through Collaborative Visual Ethnography [Embodying Reciprocity Series]

[Footnotes is excited to present a guest post by Rebecca Gearhart Mafazy. This post is a part of the Embodying Reciprocity series. Mafazy's research over the past thirty years has focused on the peoples of the northern Kenya coast, and on the peoples who live in the Lamu archipelago in particular. In addition to studying Swahili ...

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Guest Post: How Can We Learn When We Have No Future?: Schools Strikes, Social Transformations, and the Possibility of Good Relations during Climate Emergency [Embodying Reciprocity Series]

[Footnotes is excited to present a guest post by Susannah Crockford. This post is a part of the Embodying Reciprocity series. Susannah Crockford is a post-doctoral researcher at Ghent University, Belgium, working on the European Research Council funded NARMESH project. Her first monograph, Ripples of the Universe: Seeking Spirituality in Sedona, Arizona, will be published in ...

Guest Post: Black Latinx Encuentros: Embodied Knowledge and Reciprocal Forms of Knowledge Sharing [Embodying Reciprocity Series]

[Footnotes is excited to present a guest post by Amarilys Estrella and Meryleen Mena. This post is a part of the Embodying Reciprocity series. Amarilys Estrella is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Afro-Latinx Studies in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. She holds a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology from New York ...