Academic Precarity and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Utopian Hope in a Moment of Crisis

Leigh Bloch To cite this article: Leigh Bloch (2020) Academic Precarity and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Utopian Hope in a Moment of Crisis, Anthropology Now, 12:1, 76-83, DOI: 10.1080/19428200.2020.1761214 To link to this article: The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global crisis that encompasses both public health, with rising death tolls and the danger of […]

A Week in the Life of COVID-19 in Ottawa, Canada

Jen Pylypa To cite this article: Jen Pylypa (2020) A Week in the Life of COVID-19 in Ottawa, Canada, Anthropology Now, 12:1, 33-38, DOI: 10.1080/19428200.2020.1761208 To link to this article: An Epidemic of Fear On Friday the 13th of March 2020, my most immediate concern was getting to the supermarket. I hadn’t slept well […]

A (Bio)anthropological View of the COVID-19 Era Midstream: Beyond the Infection

Agustín Fuentes To cite this article: Agustín Fuentes (2020) A (Bio)anthropological View of the COVID-19 Era Midstream: Beyond the Infection, Anthropology Now, 12:1, 24-32, DOI: 10.1080/19428200.2020.1760635 To link to this article: We are in a pandemic. COVID-19 infection threatens humanity with illness and death. But disease from this microbe is not the only hazard […]

Police Narratives of Feminicide Cases in Brazil

Roberta Pamplona & Jerry Flores To cite this article: Roberta Pamplona & Jerry Flores (2019) Police Narratives of Feminicide Cases in Brazil, Anthropology Now, 11:3, 21-30, DOI: 10.1080/19428200.2019.1747895 Introduction Feminicide is a gender-based hate crime in which (mostly) men target women and girls for sexual assault, general mistreatment and murder specifically because  of their gender. Feminicide […]

Things and the Company They Keep

Alisse Waterston Lochlann Jain. 2019. Things That Art: A Graphic Menagerie of Enchanting Curiosity. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 121 pages. To cite this article: Alisse Waterston (2019) Things and the Company They Keep, Anthropology Now, 11:3, 70-73, DOI: 10.1080/19428200.2019.1732153 Throw away the to-do list, empty your mind and pick up Things That Art by […]

Removal of AMNH Statue

Editors’ note, Eighty years after it was granted pride of place at the entrance to  the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City, the installation titled  simply “Equestrian Statue of Theodore Roosevelt” will be removed. The large bronze monument, which depicts an armed Roosevelt on horseback with a Native American figure on […]

USFSP Researchers Make Groundbreaking Discovery: the First Complete Ancient African Genome

St. Petersburg, Fla. (October 8, 2015) – An anthropology team from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP), Drs. John and Kathryn Arthur, have announced that after several years of excavation and research in southwestern Ethiopia, their work has resulted in an enduring discovery: the first complete ancient African genome. In 2012, an ancient […]

Petitioning the UN on Epidemics and Xenophobia

Please visit to support this petition: In June 2015 The Bellagio Task Force on Epidemics and Xenophobia met to discuss the resurgence of xenophobia across the globe—one most recently prompted by fearful and unsympathetic responses to the Ebola epidemic and those afflicted communities and healthcare workers who returned home. The problem of xenophobia is […]

Gina Athena Ulysse on Sandra Bland

In a piece on Africa is a Country titled “Meditation on Sandra Bland’s self-possession, The Beatles and neo-Black codes of conduct,“ anthropologist Gina Athena Ulysse reflects on Sandra Bland. “The image of Sandra Bland I cannot get out of my head is her selfie wearing a blue Beatles t-shirt. Besides being professional black women with […]

Trademarking Racism: Pseudo-Indian Symbols and the Business of Professional Sports

In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, a novel by the Spokane author Sherman Alexie, a basketball player at an all-White high school is the persistent target of racist slurs. “Chief” and “Tonto,” he is called, “Squaw boy” and “Redskin.” He also experiences the indignity of sharing the court with a caricature of […]