Who gets to be an author in contemporary anthropology and who does not? And how does inquiry into the norms of authorship expose problems surrounding academic labor and scholarly knowledge production?
10 Ways that Human Waste Isn’t Waste at All
A listicle on the many uses of poop in the latest issue of Anthropology News.
#AAA2021: Anthropological Engagements with Optimism?
This year’s American Anthropological Association meeting is likely to be one of the weirder ones in recent memory.
Memoria y Salud Andino-Amazónica
En julio de 2020, participé en un evento organizado por el grupo estudiantil Abya Yala (de Ohio State) y el Foro Permanente de Estudios, Investigación y Saberes Transdisciplinarios Ancestrales (en Cochabamba, Bolivia).
Amazonia and the Ontological Turn: A Dialogue
In July 2017, I visited Manaus to work on a new collaboration with researchers in the Sociology Department at the … More
How Academic Hierarchy Shapes the Distribution of Precarity
Yesterday, Cultural Anthropology updated its recent forum on academic precarity with several additional essays, including one that I wrote about the … More
On Tuesday afternoon at the American Anthropological Association Meeting, I had the opportunity to participate as discussant on a panel … More
The Fermentological Turn
What does the Culture and Agriculture section of the American Anthropological Association have brewing up for this year’s meeting? Take … More
The Other Side of Our Food System
I just published a short blog post for Ohio State’s Initiative for Food and Agricultural Transformation (InFACT), which discusses my new research … More
While living in the Peruvian Amazon, I heard several stories about “el tunchi” — a spirit of the dead that has … More