May Your Classroom Be a Sea Change: Further Thoughts on Teaching about Palestine

Maura Finkelstein I am still haunted by the stolen homes I encountered in East Jerusalem in June of 2018. I was in Palestine for two weeks, traveling through the region with 12 other American academics, all interested in learning about the occupation through a settler colonial framework. One day, we wandered through the labyrinthine of […]

Ghost Dogs and Their Unwitting Accomplices

Stanley Gehrt Foreword, by Rylan Higgins Stan Gehrt and I “met” for the first time via Zoom in May of 2021. We talked for about an hour, and at some point, we learned that we grew up within about 45 minutes of each other in southeast Kansas. As an anthropologist, I have always found that […]

When Animals Talk Back

Don Kulick On a beautiful autumn day in 2019, I found myself in southern England, sitting in a straight-backed chair, in a light, high-ceilinged hall that looked as if it normally is used as an exhibition space. In my lap, I was holding an 8×10 glossy photo- graph of Buddy, an adorable brown cockapoo: a […]

Virtual Ruination: Encountering Virtual Loss and Digital Ephemerality

Jessica Marie Falcone As I logged into the virtual world of Second Life (SL) in October 2020, I was expecting my avatar to manifest in the Buddha Center where I had left her a few months before ( The Buddha Center was an online Buddhist teaching community where I had already done years of research […]

Lessons from European Austerity Facilitate Grassroots Collective Responses amid COVID-19

Bayla Ostrach and Megan A. Carney Neighborhood-level social solidarity efforts that emerged following the 2008 global financial crisis and attendant austerity measures in Sicily and Catalunya[i] continue in response to local impacts of COVID-19. These efforts have been especially pronounced in working-class and migrant neighborhoods where we conduct ongoing fieldwork — restrictions on travel related […]

(COVID) Time Marches Grinds On

(COVID) Time Marches Grinds On Robert Myers When did it become July? Last month, I guess? A lot of flag waving and fireworks online, and no mail, so I think we had another 4th of July. Now it’s August. Oh wait! It’s September. It seemed like March only a couple of years, I mean weeks, ago. […]

The Names

THE NAMES an essay by James Clifford Access and read the essay here, or by clicking on the image below.