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 ...

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 ...

“Altering the Mode of Sociality”: Communicating through quarantine

[Footnotes presents this essay 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.] The shelter-in-place/lockdown/quarantine orders that took shape in March 2020 in many states have brought out new social dimensions ...

Sorry, We’re Closed

[Footnotes presents this essay 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.]The Delmar Loop, a stretch of what was once racialized as the “Delmar Divide” for the way it separates ...

The Fear: Working through the apocalypse

How can we work when we have no future? In a crumbling world, does anthropology really matter?

Footnotes, Funding, Futures

Dear Friends of Footnotes, In a few months, Footnotes will celebrate its second anniversary, and we’ve been through a lot in the past couple of years. Of course, the project was launched just WEEKS before the news about the abuse and misconduct at HAU broke--a conversation that many Footnotes’ editors have been involved in since ...

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 ...

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 ...

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