Fieldsights

Launched in 2012, Fieldsights has helped to catalyze the growth of nonjournal digital publishing in anthropology. Today, its various sections address diverse audiences in both textual and nontextual formats.

Fieldsights posts should not be described as "published in Cultural Anthropology." The two publications have different tempos, review processes, and forms of credit associated with their output.

Editors’ Forum

These Fieldsights sections feature series of ten or more essays, which bring together scholars across institutions and career stages to weigh in on a shared topic. These pieces are reviewed by the editors of Cultural Anthropology.
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Graphic Ethnography on the Rise

Theorizing the Contemporary

Graphic Ethnography on the Rise

We are witnessing a new wave of ethnographic, multimodal creativity inspired by comics, graphic novels, and creative visual arts. The growth of this "graphic-et... More

Negotiating the Crisis: Critical Perspectives on Climate Governance

Hot Spots

Negotiating the Crisis: Critical Perspectives on Climate Governance

This Hot Spots series critically examines the global apparatus of climate change governance, through ethnographic analysis of the United Nations Framework Conve... More

Haiti beyond Crisis

Hot Spots

Haiti beyond Crisis

This series suggests new ways to understand the current situation in Haiti and poses questions about what is, and isn’t, happening in Haiti right now. We seek t... More

Contributed Content

While not formally reviewed, posts in these Fieldsights sections reflect the breadth and pace of anthropological conversations today. Many of them are written by early-career scholars in the SCA's Contributing Editors Program.
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Ethnographic Experiments for Undergraduates: Reflections from The Ethnography Lab at the University of Toronto

Teaching Tools

Ethnographic Experiments for Undergraduates: Reflections from The Ethnography Lab at the University of Toronto

Watching and analyzing TikTok viral videos, walking and engaging with students on campus, and attending meetings of a particular social movement are examples of... More

What Does It Mean to Teach Anthropology? An Invitation

Teaching Tools

What Does It Mean to Teach Anthropology? An Invitation

What do we mean when we talk about teaching anthropology? More often than not, we refer specifically to university contexts, lecture halls, discussion sections,... More

AnthroPod Talks Abortion

AnthroPod

AnthroPod Talks Abortion

Abortion is a topic that tends to engender passionate reactions. What’s behind our abortion anxieties? What are we really talking about when we talk about abort... More

Collaboration Studio

The Collaboration Studio draws together content previously published in different sections of Fieldsights. It also anchors a yearlong seminar that allows Contributing Editors to work together for a fixed period of time on a topic of shared interest.
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Open Access

Open Access

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