Tag Archives: Anthropologists

Aligned Anxieties: Rethinking Critiques of the Internet through the Anxieties of Web Professionals

The following is a paper I gave at the 2015 Theorizing the Web Conference on April 18. Below you will find: my presentation with audio, the video of the entire panel, and the backchannel conversation from Twitter. Thank you to the Theorizing the Web committee for putting on such a great conference and to the rest […]

“Why I signed” (the petition AGAINST academic boycott of Israeli institutions)

I have signed the petition against the academic boycott of Israeli institutions by the American Anthropological Association. After signing, I felt as if I had taken my stand and have since mostly stayed away from the contentious spaces of debate that are populated largely by pro-boycott anthropologists at this year’s meeting. I had hoped that […]

#AAA2014 Fashion Post

  Back by popular demand: #AAA2014 Fashion! I remember the terrifying experience of packing for my first AAA Meeting. So, to help out those first-time AAA-ers, here is what I am wearing this year.

Being a Curious Potential — #AAA2013 Presentation

This is the presentation I gave at the 2013 American Anthropological Association meeting in Chicago. Turn up on your speakers or headphones because audio is included. Enjoy!

Amber Case on Cyborg Anthropology

Cyborg Anthropology Amber Case on Twitter

Q & A: Whose Identity, Whose Representation?

Louise Pettersson asks… Sounds interesting but I don’t understand what you’re up to except studying swedish identity? As a swedish citizen who have even taken some courses in anthropology and ethnology myself it ‘s always fascinating someome tries to study your “own culture”. I might find it interesting to know if you come up with […]

@Sweden / I’m Not Fickle, Honest

When I started my master’s thesis, I chose to work with Muslim-Americans, not because I have an undying fascination with Muslim-American culture, but because I thought that they would be an easy group in which to observe everyday acts of identity practice. After 9/11, my study population were forced to put identity work to the […]

How to be an Anthropologist

I started this blog after a student asked how she could be an anthropologist. I stuttered and while the obvious answer fell from my lips, the cogs in my mind began to turn. I told the student that she should start by taking some anthropology courses. Then, if she enjoyed them, I told her to […]