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 […]

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BIPOC Survival – A Conversation about the Malignant Intersection of Narcissism and Racism in Anthropology and Academia

[This article was co-authored by Anar Parikh and Chelsey Carter. Please cite accordingly.] Content Warning: The topics discussed in this piece share experiences of racism, narcissism, and abuse; especially for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) individuals. Chelsey:  The American Academy is a behemoth of narcissism. In my opinion, the establishment itself breeds narcissistic behaviors […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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