As anthropologists convened for the 2016 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, just one week after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, attendees and presenters expressed a range of reactions that could be seen, like fingerprints, on every aspect of the conference. From hardly surprised, shocked, despondent, and resistant to hopeful, shattered, tearful, and renewed, presenters radically rewrote and recrafted their papers and presentations to respond to how the election results shifted the context for their scholarship. Many conversations revolved around how we had moved from a hopeful to a hateful future, and around the urgent need to find hope again. The reflections collected in this Dialogues series are an attempt to capture this moment in Minneapolis, as anthropologists began to consider how to challenge the president-elect’s racist, misogynistic, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, and generally vicious invective and those whom his words have emboldened. This is a snapshot of a discipline in motion, reeling but also invigorated.