Category: Guest Blog

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 ...

Guest Post: Feeling like “Colored Me” and the Inequities in the Intellectual Formation of Anthropologists [Embodying Reciprocity Series]

[Footnotes is excited to present a guest post by Louis Philippe Römer. This post is a part of the Embodying Reciprocity series. Louis Philippe Römer is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Vassar College, where he has taught courses in Anthropology, Africana Studies, and Urban Studies since 2016. Professor Römer holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology ...

Guest Series: Embodying Reciprocity: Relationality and Redistribution in the Practice of Anthropology

[Footnotes is excited to present a guest series edited by Schuyler Marquez, who has also authored this introduction. 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 continuities and ...

The DecanoniZine

Authors: Andie Thompson, Ali Lape, Rene Burk, Mariana Ribeiro, Nadia English-Williams, Ana Carolina de Assis Nunes, Erin Peiffer, and Makaela O'Rourke. [Footnotes is very pleased to present The DecanoniZine, the final project of Theory of Culture, a core course in the Applied Anthropology graduate program at Oregon State University. The DecanoniZine follows in the steps of the Decanonizing ...

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 ...