In Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter and Call for Dismantling Structural Racism in Germany

Public statement issued by the Working Group Public Anthropology, German Anthropological Association. Drafted on 6 June 2020   Follow us on Twitter @AGPublicAnthro and Facebook In the aftermath of the brutal police killing of George Floyd, nation-wide protests have erupted against police violence and structural anti-Black racism in the United States. In most major cities …

Public Anthropologist Award 2021

Public Anthropologist Award (PUAN-A) is awarded to a social and cultural anthropologist who has published an outstanding contribution that addresses – in innovative, engaging and compelling ways – key societal issues related to one or more of the following topics: violence, war, poverty, social movements, freedom, aid, rights, injustice, inequality, social exclusion, racism, health, and …

Suggested by Public Anthropologist: On an Empty Stomach

Public Anthropologist‘s suggested reading today is On an Empty Stomach. Two Hundred Years of Hunger Relief. Research, activism and policy debates on the issue of hunger continue to be high on the political agenda at the global level. Moving away from contingent assessments, especially common in this time of coronavirus, Tom Scott-Smith provides  an informative …

Bergen Anthropology Day 2019

Friday 13. September, 12:00-16:10. Tivoli (1st floor), Det Akademiske Kvarter, Olav Kyrres gate 49   12:00-13:00    Complimentary lunch (Tivoli, 1st floor) 13:00-13:10    Welcome and introduction: Ståle Knudsen (UiB) 13:10-13:30    “Mare Nullius? Sea Level Rise and Maritime Sovereignties in the Pacific – An Expanded Anthropology of Climate Change”, Edvard Hviding (UiB) 13:30-13:50    “Transoceanic Fishers: Multiple Mobilities …

Call for Papers: The Illicit Global Economy Discourse

Special Issue of Public Anthropologist Guest Editors: Luigi Achilli and Gabriella Sanchez (European University Institute) In the contemporary literature on transnational organized crime it is common to find references to how criminal actors – from migrant smugglers to drug traffickers to weapons dealers – have hijacked the global economy, creating in the process a criminal …

Launch Conference – Public Anthropologist

With the publication of the first issue of the journal, we are happy to announce that on May 3, 2019 the Chr. Michelsen Institute and Bergen Global will host the first conference of Public Anthropologist. In this launch conference, leading anthropologists share their research on current crucial issues like asylum, migration and human organs trafficking. Antonio De Lauri (CMI), the …

Call for Reviews

Public Anthropologist publishes reviews of recent books, films and documentaries related to current debates that are socially and politically challenging. Public Anthropologist is now looking for reviewers of books, films and documentaries on issues related to war, rights, poverty, security, access to resources, new technologies, freedom, human exploitation, health, humanitarianism, violence, racism, migration and diaspora, …

Suggested by Public Anthropologist – Ungovernable Life

Our suggested reading today is Ungovernable Life. Mandatory Medicine and Statecraft in Iraq by Omar Dewachi. As both an anthropologist and an Iraqi medical doctor, Dewachi skilfully links the trajectory of Iraqi’s medicine and health infrastructure to processes of state formation under conditions of war and invasion. The book is a major contribution in understanding how …

Suggested by Public Anthropologist – Nightmarch

The new book “suggested by Public Anthropologist” is Nightmarch. Among India’s Revolutionary Guerrillas by Alpa Shah. In this vibrant piece of anthropological work, Shah takes us into one of the most unreported rebellions in contemporary India with wisdom and courage. Her analysis of the motivations, modalities of implementation and failures of Naxalites’ struggle shapes a new history of both the exploitation they suffered and their fight for liberation. …

Suggested by Public Anthropologist – Searching for a Better Life

Searching for a Better Life. Growing Up in the Slums of Bangkok by Sorcha Mahony is an engaging but highly readable ethnography of youth in Thailand’s capital. What does searching for a better life mean for those struggling to get by in a rapidly developing and globalizing economy? How do they try to fulfil their dreams? And how …