Hello, all! It’s been quite some time since I have posted on the old WordPress site. I have been busy with fieldwork during the last two years and have mostly kept my online presence limited to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. These are great platforms to use for brief posts and updates, but I would really like to get back to writing blog posts and think pieces. Hopefully publishing this post will help me get back into the swing of things.
A lot has been changing in the world as of late. We are facing the willful dissemination of “alternative facts” and a crusade against scientific validity.
I have witnessed an incredible outpouring of support to protect scientific research, human rights, threatened sites, and the environment. This unwavering support will be crucial in the months and years to come as our field will undoubtedly face one of the toughest periods in history.
In that vein, I feel it is imperative to counter claims that all news not approved by an autocrat is “fake news.” I created The Daily Anthropologist six years ago this week as a news resource for anthropologists in every sub-field, at every level. Please utilize this awesome tool! My hope is that we can continue to cultivate an inclusive global anthropological community and, in doing so, provide a resistance to the “gathering storm that threatens the academic freedom of anthropologists.”¹
Front page of TDA, February 6, 2017
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