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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“Without Professor Microphones”: A Reminder to Have More Fun

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“Without Professor Microphones”: A Reminder to Have More Fun

Palestinian cyclists in the West Bank and East Jerusalem claim their right to exist and move freely through their occupied homeland by riding their bikes. They ... More

Ethnographic Photography : An Interview with Camilo Leon-Quijano / Ethnographie Photographique: Entretien avec Camilo Leon-Quijano

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Ethnographic Photography : An Interview with Camilo Leon-Quijano / Ethnographie Photographique: Entretien avec Camilo Leon-Quijano

(Avec traduction en français) Camilo Leon-Quijano’s “Why do ‘Good’ Pictures Matter in Anthropology?” explores the ethnographic use of photography and visual rep... More

Disruptive Discomforts and Irreparable Returns: Reflexive Accounts on Ethnographic Guilt, Power, and Powerlessness

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Disruptive Discomforts and Irreparable Returns: Reflexive Accounts on Ethnographic Guilt, Power, and Powerlessness

"What transforms the process of ethnography endowing it with its thing-like, modal character as an ethnography? What is the ethnographic case expected to achiev... More

Temporalities of Caregiving: Destiny and Future-Making in the Lives of Muslim Women in India

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Temporalities of Caregiving: Destiny and Future-Making in the Lives of Muslim Women in India

Twenty-year-old Nadia, a pious Muslim woman from Patna’s impoverished neighborhood of Phulwari Sharif, graduated from an Islamic school in 2016. Following her h... More

Anthropology Conferencing in Hybrid Space

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Anthropology Conferencing in Hybrid Space

In early June 2022, the Society for Cultural Anthropology and the Society for Visual Anthropology held their biennial conference. Called the “Virtual Otherwise,... More

Teaching Anthropology Under Oath: Establishing Expertise in Asylum Hearings through Anthropological Training, Research, and Publications

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Teaching Anthropology Under Oath: Establishing Expertise in Asylum Hearings through Anthropological Training, Research, and Publications

“Most people refer to me as Doctor Billingsley,” I stated. “Oh, I am sorry, Doctor Billingsley,” the attorney for the Department of Homeland Security replied. T... More

What I Wish Someone Taught Me When I Applied to My PhD: Considerations for Professors of Incoming (International) Students

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What I Wish Someone Taught Me When I Applied to My PhD: Considerations for Professors of Incoming (International) Students

Fall is here and the new academic year has started. Three years ago, this coincided with my first active steps towards applying to a doctoral program in sociocu... More

Teaching Anthropological Theory: Reflections on Course Design and Pedagogy

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Teaching Anthropological Theory: Reflections on Course Design and Pedagogy

Reflections on Learning Theory I have served as an anthropology lecturer at Chapman University in Orange, California, since 2013. During that time, I have had t... More

Teaching Ethnographic Methods with Progressive Dystopia

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Teaching Ethnographic Methods with Progressive Dystopia

Savannah Shange’s Progressive Dystopia presents an ethnography of Robeson Justice Academy, a San Francisco school distinctive for its explicit espousal of a soc... More

Teaching SAPIENS: Centering Access and Relevance in Anthropological Education

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Teaching SAPIENS: Centering Access and Relevance in Anthropological Education

Founded in January 2016, SAPIENS is a public anthropology magazine. Originally, SAPIENS was conceived as a repository, portal, and digital blog space to give fo... More