Article on the UK Marriage (Same-Sex) Act 2013

My latest article for Red Pepper, "Married Strife" written in response to the UK government passing the "Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act 2013" back in July. It would have been better published immediately after, but that's the beauty/frustration of print magazine journalism. In many ways, this debate is regarded as old news. Critiques of state-endorsed marriage … Continue reading Article on the UK Marriage (Same-Sex) Act 2013

Reflections on IUAES Congress 2013

This summer, my alma mater the University of Manchester played host to the 17th Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnographic Scientists (IUAES). I was fortunate enough to attend, and found it exciting and unusual for a number of reasons, all of which were pleasantly surprising and unusually progressive for a conference of … Continue reading Reflections on IUAES Congress 2013

Article in defense of Thatcher “Death Parties”

Being a lefty British woman in DC, I tired quickly of people offering me their condolences and/or offering me their opinion on Thatcherism after the grand old Dame passed away last week. More exhausting--and frustrating--was the commentary in the British press running along the lines of: "These death parties are grotesque!" In reality, they served … Continue reading Article in defense of Thatcher “Death Parties”