So, yesterday Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) quietly announced that international students on F-1 or M-1 visas will be required to leave the US, if their courses go entirely online in the fall. Active students currently in the United States enrolled in [online only] programs must depart the country or take other measures, such as… Read More On Revoking Student Visas. Or, what it feels like when the secret fear that organized your immigrant life becomes a reality.
This is part of a series of posts on the abuse of power inherent to academia as a profession, and what we could do to reimagine and rebuild a more just, anti-racist university. Read parts one and two. Although I have tenure now, as a new, African American faculty member I know I was strongly advised… Read More Abolish Tenure, and Replace it with a 40 Hour Work Week
This is part of a series of posts I plan to share, on the abuse of power inherent to academia as a profession, and what we could do to reimagine and rebuild a more just, anti-racist university. Read part one here. Much of the research I have done over the last two decades on academic… Read More Fuck Genius. Everyone In Academia Should Be Replaceable
This is the first of a series of posts I plan to share, on the abuse of power inherent to academia as a profession, and what we could do to reimagine and rebuild a more just, anti-racist university. Read part two, “Fuck Genius”, here. The Harvard Anthropology sexual abuse scandal doesn’t stands apart from the… Read More Academia Can Be Fixed, But It Will Be Painful
Sexual harassment and gender discrimination in Harvard Anthropology On Friday afternoon the Harvard Crimson published the results of an eight-month long investigation into sexual harassment and gender discrimination in Harvard’s anthropology department. It focused on three very senior men: Gary Urton, an Andean archaeologist; John Comaroff, a socio-cultural anthropologist who was at UChicago for most… Read More The (alleged) Sexual Assault at Harvard Anthropology is Shocking, but Not Surprising
There’s a couple of documents circulating, whereby academics can sign up to guest lecture for colleagues during this crisis. The idea is that, if you are too sick to teach your college-level class or are taking care of sick dependents, you can find and arrange for someone else to do it. I get that this… Read More Academics Are Workers Too. Use Your Damn Sick Leave
The incredibly transformations in society that have been brought about by Covid-19 are stunning. In our medical anthro seminar yesterday, we talked with our students about the difference between rapid changes and gradual changes. The text we were discussing, Virtuous Waters by Casey Walsh, was describing a change in how doctors and scientists understood the cause… Read More Teaching about change, while feeling whiplash
I have an announcement to make. Me and Anthropology are breaking up. I know, I know… Some of you saw this coming years ago. Because honestly, we’ve been having problems for some time now. I’m not gonna lie. It’s hard to sustain the magic in a 17 year long relationship.
The day I got my BA degree results, one of my close friends told me something that has stuck with me ever since. We were at the end of three long years. Thanks to Cambridge’s weirdness, we found out we’d passed by reading a notice posted to the wall of the Senate House. As we… Read More You may not be an academic, but that doesn’t mean you’re stupid
Cox was jealous and controlling, Sara says. He convinced her to destroy the blouses she wore to work because he thought they were too revealing. He would look through old photo albums with her. “You want to keep that one, hon, do you?” she remembers him asking when they came across pictures of her high… Read More The Women I Know: Thoughts On The Abuse At Profiles And Being A Bystander