On Revoking Student Visas. Or, what it feels like when the secret fear that organized your immigrant life becomes a reality.

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.

The (alleged) Sexual Assault at Harvard Anthropology is Shocking, but Not Surprising

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

Teaching about change, while feeling whiplash

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

Divorcing Anthropology

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 Women I Know: Thoughts On The Abuse At Profiles And Being A Bystander

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