Tag Archives: Anthropologists

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

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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)

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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

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  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

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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

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Cyborg Anthropology Amber Case on Twitter

Q & A: Whose Identity, Whose Representation?

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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

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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

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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 […]