Member Voices showcases the intellectual vitality of the SCA by featuring the work of its members, as well as archived content from discontinued Fieldsights sections. We publish short pieces which engage contemporary disciplinary conversations within anthropology. We welcome submissions which put current events in conversation with anthropological thought and literature. We encourage creativity and collaboration, aiming to create a forum which propels the discipline in new and exciting directions.

How to Submit

View the submission guidelines. Please email Member Voices Section Editor Scott Schnur at [email protected] with any questions. Authors must be current members of the SCA.

Black Availability: Antimigrant Policies in Africa and the Exploitation of Black Migrants

Black Availability: Antimigrant Policies in Africa and the Exploitation of Black Migrants

Restricting African migration to Europe has proved to be good politics for both European and North African leaders. As “tough on crime” strategies of blocking b... More

What is the Midwest Thinking? U.S. Regionalism and Nationalism

What is the Midwest Thinking? U.S. Regionalism and Nationalism

The Midwest region has become a bellwether of American national politics. Media discourses often presume that Midwestern attributes or plights manifest themselv... More

Correspondence

Correspondence

Intellectual currents such as actor-network theory, environmental philosophy, speculative realism, and new (or neo-)materialism have challenged common-sense und... More

Refusing “Undocumented”: Imagining Survival Beyond the Gift of Papers

Refusing “Undocumented”: Imagining Survival Beyond the Gift of Papers

Audra Simpson (2014, 22) has described how accepting the supposed gift of citizenship from the U.S. or Canadian governments is an impossible project for the Ind... More

Touch: An #AmAnth2018 Panel Review

Touch: An #AmAnth2018 Panel Review

Touch: Tangible Difference, Worlding Techniques Touch: Contact, Ethics, Force Organizers: Zoë H. Wool, Tyler Zoanni Panelists: Anna Eisenstein, Terra Edwards, D... More

Lights Out: An #AmAnth2018 Panel Response

Lights Out: An #AmAnth2018 Panel Response

Lights Out: The Darkroom Organizer: Mayanthi Fernando Panelists: Lisa Sang Mi Min, Mayanthi Fernando, Franck Billé, Elizabeth Dunn, Lucinda Ramberg, Eduardo Koh... More

How Should We Think of the Sentinel Islanders?

How Should We Think of the Sentinel Islanders?

The last time the inhabitants of Sentinel Island were caught in the glare of global media attention was in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami. The image of a Sen... More

Hormones

Hormones

Omnipresent and versatile, hormones shape what it means to be human in fundamental ways. Hormones are often described as signaling molecules or chemical messeng... More

Open Access, Open Minds

Open Access, Open Minds

There’s a couplet in the Tirukkural, the sixth-century Tamil ethical treatise from south India, which speaks beautifully to the philosophy of giving. Kaimaaru v... More

Bateson Book Forum: The Resonance of Unseen Things

Bateson Book Forum: The Resonance of Unseen Things

In The Resonance of Unseen Things: Poetics, Power, Captivity, and UFOs in the American Uncanny, Susan Lepselter describes the affects and networked logics that ... More