Jeremy Trombley

Posts by This Author

Introduction: Speculative Anthropologies

Theorizing the Contemporary

Introduction: Speculative Anthropologies

Anthropology is suspended in teleologies we ourselves have spun. Our versions of life now are inescapably inflected by how we think life is going to be. —Sam... More

Fieldnotes from the Twilight Zone

Theorizing the Contemporary

Fieldnotes from the Twilight Zone

It is 1959. A city man, suit-clad and impatient, returns to his hometown after a twenty-five-year absence. He arrives to find his eleven-year-old self carving... More

Speculative Anthropologies

Theorizing the Contemporary

Speculative Anthropologies

At the intersection of speculative fiction and anthropology, we find a sense of epistemological humility about the kind of worlds we could or should inhabit. ... More

Models

Theorizing the Contemporary

Models

In the Jorge Luis Borges fable “On Exactitude in Science,” an empire’s cartographers construct a map so detailed that it covers the entire territory. Yet the ma... More