An "explosive new volume" that asks: How are pathways to asylum shaped by neoliberal capitalism? And how are people resisting profit-making structures within the asylum industry?
I have just returned home from an intensive-yet-relaxing two and a half day writing retreat at The Gladstone Library in Hawarden, organised by The Sociological Review. Now in its fourth year, the retreat is designed for early career researchers with places awarded on a competitive basis that priorities scholars from communities that are under-represented in academia. … Continue reading Reflections: TSR Writing Retreat
I'm proud and excited to share this new podcast series, which I have developed and am producing for the Society for Cultural Anthropology. Entitled "AnthroBites," the series is a teaching tool at heart, featuring knowledgeable academics breaking down complex concepts, theories, and texts for a broad audience. I've been working on the concept for a … Continue reading Introducing the “AnthroBites” podcast
My analysis of the 2016 U.S. presidential election outcome, first posted on this blog, has been republished by the antipodean magazine of leftist discussion, Australian Options. If you want to read it (again, and now with illustrations!) you can download the pdf here. Side note: I gave my first academic paper at a 2008 conference, held in Manchester, … Continue reading “Why Trump” republished in Australian magazine
Excited to be organizing a session and interactive installation for the American Anthropological Association annual meetings, held in Washington D.C. this year. We received an impressive set of papers, and still open to volunteers to help set up and run the installation. Panel CFP: "Protest Matters: The Objects, Art, and Affect of Resistance" Placards. Whistles. … Continue reading AAA 2017 CFP: “Protest Matters”
I recently co-authored a short article in anticipation of this weekend's Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference for Anthropology News. In it we preview the Conference - now in its 22nd year - and argue why queer language matters, and why queer people themselves must remain at the center of conversations about LGBTQ realities. Read it … Continue reading Queer Language Matters