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.

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

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

Remembrance: Diane M. Nelson

Remembrance: Diane M. Nelson

Diane M. Nelson June 5, 1963 - April 28, 2022Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University Ph.D. Stanford, April 4, 1996 Thank you: Joe Dumit, Cori Hayde... More

Divergent Ethnography: Conducting Fieldwork as an Autistic Anthropologist

Divergent Ethnography: Conducting Fieldwork as an Autistic Anthropologist

The stereotypical image of the anthropologist venturing to a remote land has often been evoked to illustrate the disorientation and confusion experienced by aut... More

Patchwork Ethnography Syllabus

Patchwork Ethnography Syllabus

This post builds on A Manifesto for Patchwork Ethnography and Interview: Patchwork Ethnography posted on Fieldsights on June 2020 and June 2021, respectively. ... More

The Specter of Hobbes and Other White Men in African Anthropology

The Specter of Hobbes and Other White Men in African Anthropology

There is a well-established tradition of scholarly discourses that treats Africa as a natural laboratory against which European theories of modernity are tested... More

Denaturalizing Ethnographic Epistemology

Denaturalizing Ethnographic Epistemology

Update: As of June 2022, the call for submissions to this series is extended to July 15, 2022. This piece brings attention to the consequences of binarizing cat... More

A Collaboratory of Indian Ocean Ethnographies

A Collaboratory of Indian Ocean Ethnographies

The pandemic brought an unsettling fog of silence down on field-dependent research along the littoral fringes of the northern Indian Ocean. It caused severely r... More

Virtual Connections, Digital Contentions: Small Academic Meetings during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Virtual Connections, Digital Contentions: Small Academic Meetings during the Covid-19 Pandemic

This Open Series features and invites posts that describe and address the new intellectual relationships, connections, and tensions emerging from small online a... More

Opening Access to AAA’s Publishing Future

Opening Access to AAA’s Publishing Future

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) publishing contract with Wiley comes to term in 2022. In light of this pressing deadline, several journal editors... More

Interview: Patchwork Ethnography

Interview: Patchwork Ethnography

Last year, Member Voices published Gökçe Günel, Saiba Varma, and Chika Watanabe’s “A Manifesto for Patchwork Ethnography.” The authors posted their manifesto ah... More