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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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

Conducting Fieldwork in the United States

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Conducting Fieldwork in the United States

This episode is devoted to thinking through the specificity of the United States as a place in which to conduct fieldwork. Dr. Tali Ziv shares her insights base... More

An Incomplete Revolution: A Conversation with Mohamed Haj Salem Reflecting on the 2011 Uprising in Tunisia

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An Incomplete Revolution: A Conversation with Mohamed Haj Salem Reflecting on the 2011 Uprising in Tunisia

A decade has passed since Tunisians took the streets to demand a radical political change. Their act ushered a period of uprisings that toppled some of the olde... More

The Governance and (Bio)Economization of Migrant Lives: An Interview with Dr. Marthe Achtnich

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The Governance and (Bio)Economization of Migrant Lives: An Interview with Dr. Marthe Achtnich

This post should be read alongside the Colloquy edited by Marthe Achtnich, in particular Marthe Achtnich's two articles “Mobile Livings: On the Bioeconomies of ... More

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

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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

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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

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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