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 Janita Van Dyk at [email protected] with any questions. Authors must be current members of the SCA.

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

Justice

Justice

We think we know what injustice feels like. We can identify moments in our own lives that felt like oppression, like the refusal of freedom, like a wrong. And w... More

Academic Precarity in American Anthropology: A Forum

Academic Precarity in American Anthropology: A Forum

If as many as 80 percent of doctoral students in cultural anthropology are not getting tenure-track jobs, then why are PhD programs in the United States almost ... More

Images

Images

Many anthropologists drawn to experimental forms of ethnography have gravitated toward images as method. Lisa Stevenson (2014, 10) has proposed an “anthropology... More

A Tiger’s Leap into the Past: An Interview with Anand Vivek Taneja

A Tiger’s Leap into the Past: An Interview with Anand Vivek Taneja

Anand Vivek Taneja’s recently published book Jinnealogy: Time, Islam, and Ecological Thought in the Medieval Ruins of Delhi speaks of lives in conversation with... More