For the latest, see Anthropology Blogs 2021. Also check out the 2021 textbook Anthropology: What does it mean to be human?
Anthropology Blogs 2016 (Archive)
For 2016 I revisited the list of Anthropology Blogs from four previous years:
- Anthro Blogging 2015 may have in retrospect been the high-point for independent anthropology blogs.
- Anthro Archive Blogs 2014 a time when anthropology blogs wrestled with critical social issues.
- Archive Blogs in Anthropology 2013 when anthropology blogs helped create the This is Anthropology initiative.
- Anthropology 2012, the launch year for my project tracking anthropology blogs.
A question posed at the beginning of 2016: Would the debut of SAPIENS have its intended effect “to transform how the public understands anthropology”? Or is it “just one more voice in an already crowded online space” (Savage Minds)? From my perspective, the answer was that the number of independent anthropology blogs indeed consolidated by 2018. More anthropology bloggers were either writing for projects like Sapiens or using well-established platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Medium, Twitter) to convey their message. In retrospect, 2015-2016 may have been the highpoint for independent anthropology blogs.
DANG, the Digital Anthropology Group
AAA – American Anthropological Association Blog
The American Anthropological Association (AAA) created this blog as a service to members and the general public. A forum to discuss topics of debate in anthropology and a space for public commentary on association policies, publications and advocacy issues.
Aidnography: Reflections on development, communication & (social) media
Eclectic mix of reflections on international development, anthropology and academic research.
Alberto Acerbi – Cognitive/Evolutionary Anthropology
Alberto Acerbi is a cognitive/evolutionary anthropologist with a particular interest in computational science.
Aldo Civico – Engaged Anthropology, Peacebuilding, Human Rights
Aldo Civico is the founder and director of The International Institute for Peace at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, where he is an assistant professor in anthropology.
Alison in Cambodia
A blog about archaeology and related issues in Cambodia. Alison Carter is an archaeologist who has worked in Cambodia for over 10 years. Currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
All Tomorrow’s Cultures
Occasional posts on anthropologically interesting science fiction, anthropological futures and my own future as an anthropologist.
Allegra: A Virtual Laboratory of Legal Anthropology
The site pushes the boundaries of scholarly representations of ‘the law’ in the broadest sense. In addition to viewing the law as a site of normative engagement, we examine its knowledge pratices, authority claims, notions of subjectivity and agency.
Alma Gottlieb is a cultural anthropologist, researcher, author, and teacher impassioned by understanding all things human. Author of many books, her World of Babies: Imagined Childcare Guides for Eight Societies is now in its eighth edition.
Ana Servigna’s research interests are related to Cultural Identities, History and Space/Place representations applied to architecture and urban design.
Ancient Bodies, Ancient Lives
How can we use material traces of past lives to understand sex and gender in the past? Rosemary Joyce is a professor of anthropology at UC Berkeley and an archeologist asking questions about how gender, sex, and other intersecting dimensions of identity such as race, ethnicity, class, and age are materialized.
Most of what I do revolves around organising civil society to make it stronger, more vibrant and powerful. Currently, I’m building a broad based citizens’ alliance in Copenhagen.
Andy White – Anthropology
Andy White is an anthropological archaeologist with interests in hunter-gatherers, lithic technology, human evolution, and complex systems theory.
Anthro Doula – Thoughts on Birth and Culture
Thoughts on Birth and Culture by a New Doula. Emily is a Doula and an aspiring Medical Anthropologist. The purpose of this blog is to share information discovered on pregnancy, childbirth, mothering, and breastfeeding, on the journey to becoming a doula.
A collection of writings that speak to the anthropological perspective focusing on examples of public issues that we can better understand if we apply an anthropological lens, what anthropologists can bring to a workplace, and resources for teaching anthropology in and outside of the anthropology classroom… and everywhere else.
The Anthro Geek: The Study of Humanity’s Geekiest Blog
This blog addresses matters of Anthropology, Technology, Productivity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Induction and anything else involving the study of humanity broadly conceived. James Mullooly has a PhD from Columbia University’s Applied Anthropology Program and “does Anthropology” as a professor in Fresno, US.
Anthrolactology: Anthropology + Lactation + Breast Feeding + Human Milk
This blog features musings on breastfeeding at the intersection of biology and culture. Aunchalee Palmquist is a medical anthropologist mostly writing about topics related to her work on milk sharing and infant feeding in Hawai’i.
Anthropod – What a cultural anthropologist thinks about
Anthropod is a blog documenting how a cultural anthropologist thinks about research, teaching, and the ways that we live in and shape the world around us. Anthropod is written by Lorena Gibson, an anthropologist and musician based in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand
Anthropoliteia – critical perspectives on police, security, crime, law and punishment around the world
A blog about police, policing and security from an anthropological perspective. Focuses on policing as a useful nexus for exploring questions in both political anthropology and the anthropology of morality.
Anthropolitics – Anthropology, Politics and Human Security
Focuses on development (especially the role of religion), multiculturalism, refugee politics, Islam in Southeast Asia and identity politics in Asia-Pacific.
Anthropological Observations on economics, politics, & daily life
Edward F. Fischer is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University. Works at the intersection of anthropology and political economy. Current research focuses on the ways moral values affect economic rationalities.
Anthropological Research on the Contemporary (ARC)
Devoted to collaborative inquiry into contemporary forms of life labor and language. ARC engages in empirical study and conceptual work with global reach and long-term perspective. ARC creates contemporary equipment for work on collaborative projects and problems in the 21st century.
Anthropologizing – Amy L. Santee
Anthropologizing features a mixed-bag of posts on applied social research, business anthropology, design and user experience research, social observations, and other topics by Portland-based anthropologist and design researcher Amy L. Santee.
Anthropology @ UBC: comments on the study of human societies
Cultural anthropology is the study of human societies and cultures in all of their manifest forms and variations. Designed to complement class lectures and tutorial discussions for an introductory course exploring the diversity of anthropological study.
Anthropology Blog Network
A collection of anthropology blogs hosted at the University of Alabama College of Arts & Sciences.
Anthropology En Pointe
Follow Mike Barnes’s research into the fascinating world of professional ballet (Member of the International Dance Council CID-UNESCO)
Anthropology in Practice – Krystal D’Costa
Examines the relationships we share with each other and the world-at-large by drawing on anthropological theory to explain practical, everyday events and behaviors. Invites everyone to consider and discuss the world in terms of ethnography and history.
Anthropology.net – Beyond bones & stones
Anthropology.net’s mission is to create a cohesive online community of individuals interested in anthropology. To promote and facilitate discussion, review research, extend stewardship of resources, and disseminate knowledge. Seeks the widest possible engagement with all segments of society, including professionals, students, and anyone interested in advancing knowledge and enhancing awareness of anthropology.
Anthropology – STS – Cognition / M. Howard Thomas
Michael Howard Thomas is an HMI researcher pursuing doctoral work in cognitive anthropology at Wayne State University. Primary interests include linguistic anthropology; cognitive anthropology; cognitive archaeology; STS; design; engineering; biological and machine intelligence; and personhood.
Anthropology While White
Observing how the increasing popularity of recreational genomics is changing our notions of race, ethnicity, kinship, origins, and ancestry–for better or worse.
This blog (2009-2018) was a project of the Culture in Global Affairs (CIGA) research and policy program of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Its mission was wide-ranging: to promote awareness of the relevance of anthropological knowledge to contemporary issues and to enhance discussion and debate within and beyond anthropology about contemporary issues.
Anthropomics – Evolution, Anthropology, and Science
Jon Marks: Formerly a faux geneticist, now a faux historian, all the while an evolutionary anthropologist. Anthropomics is inspired by the three Georges: Gaylord Simpson, Carlin, and S. Kaufman. Note: For older posts see this Anthropomics.
The Anthropo.scene: Making up the ‘world’ with what we have on hand
Jeremy Schmidt is a Banting Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University. Research expertise supports policy change and public awareness on issues of justice and water rights.
We are Tarapuhi Bryers-Brown, Tayla Hancock and Hollie Russell and together we make up the Anthsisters. The blog is dedicated to anything and everything anthropology and student related.
Antropocoiso: Blog de Paulo Granjo
Antropólogo do Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, doutorou-se em 2001 e realiza pesquisas tanto em Portugal como em Moçambique. Mete o nariz em terrenos de estudo tão diversos como a indústria, as práticas curativas e mágicas, os processos de aprendizagem, as práticas políticas, as relações laborais ou o direito familiar.
Este sitio trata de la utilización del análisis antropológico y etnográfico como técnica de conocimiento y gestión empresarial, asociada a una concepción estratégica, complementaria y simbiótica con el marketing.
Antropologia: una perspectiva multiple, por Gabriela Vargas-Cetina, antropologa
¿Cual es el rol de la antropologia en el siglo XXI? Nuestra disciplina parece estar situada en una posicion privilegiada para el mundo actual. Puesto que nos ocupamos de conocer la vida cotidiana y las formas de ver el mundo de quienes habitan este planeta, tenemos las herramientas necesarias para analizar los rapidos cambios por los que nuestro mundo está atravesando, desde las nuevas formas de comunicación instantanea hasta el calentamiento global y la predominacion de las corporaciones en la economia mundial.
El Antropólogo Perplejo
An anthropologist without concern is not an anthropologist at all. José Mansilla: Doctorando dentro del Programa de Procesos de Control Social: Trabajo, Exclusiones y Violencia con una Tesis sobre migración y redes de solidaridad en Poble Nou, Barcelona.
The Anxious Anthropologist: Culture, Health, and Everyday Life
The Anxious Anthropologist notices the minutiae of everyday life.I have an inquiring, intellectual mind and want to explore the itsy bitsiness of everyday life.
Serving up old news (i.e., archaeology) since A.D. 2004!
Archaeogaming – Exploring the archaeology of (and in) video games
Archaeogaming is a blog dedicated to the discussion of the archaeology both of and in video games (console, computer, mobile).
Johan Normark’s neorealistic blog: Archaeology, the Maya, 2012, climate, travels, and more.
Archaeology in Annapolis
The AiA Blog is an extension of the Archaeology in Annapolis Project at the University of Maryland, begun in 1981.
Archaeology and Material Culture – The Material World
Paul Mullins is a historical archaeologist who studies consumer culture in the last half-millennium. This includes research on the intersection of material consumption and the color line; race and urban renewal; the emergence of consumer society in northern Europe; Victorian decorative material culture; and the relationship between popular culture and materiality in the contemporary world.
Updates and News from Northern Anthropology of Circumpolar Regions. Several Arctic anthropologists, mostly based in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland, have decided now is the right time to create a platform that allows us to communicate our ideas.
Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa / New Zealand
ASAA/NZ is a vibrant community of anthropologists who are from, work in, or are interested in issues related to Aotearoa/New Zealand and the wider Asia-Pacific region.
BANDIT – Biological ANthropology Developing Investigators Troop
A community bringing together a troop of like-minded primates lucky enough to have a career studying other primates in their endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful. Julienne Rutherford is a biological anthropologist, University of Illinois at Chicago.
The Bioarchaeology of Childhood
Siân Halcrow is a bioarchaeologist with a research interest in all things to do with infants and children. Research addresses central archaeological questions of the intensification of agriculture and human responses to this seminal time in prehistory, with regional interests in prehistoric Southeast Asia and South America.
Biological anthropology, war & health, growth & nutrition – Patrick F. Clarkin, Ph.D.
Mostly about biological anthropology. Other topics: evolution, war, conflict and cooperation, health, nutrition, and the Hmong/Southeast Asian refugee diaspora. Patrick Clarkin is a biological anthropologist and associate professor at U.Massachusetts-Boston
Boas Network – Broadening of Anthropology Spectrum
We are an information and entertainment forum providing the public a direct link to connect and enter the world of anthropology in an exciting and accessible way. For anthropologists, this is the place to showcase and promote your videos, knowledge and research.
Bone Broke – Archaeology, Biological Anthropology & Grad School
PhD student in Anthropological Archaeology. Focus on bioarchaeology, which uses the methods of biological anthropology to answer archaeological questions.
Bones Don’t Lie
Katy Meyers is an Anthropology PhD student who specializes in Mortuary archaeology and bioarchaeology. Active in the digital humanities and is the head game designer for an educational video game, Red Land Black Land. She also writes for the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative, MSU Campus Archaeology, and is a guest writer on Past Horizons.
Brave New Words by Dr. Piers Kelly
On the trail of linguistic creativity in Asia and Australia. Dr. Piers Kelly is a linguistic anthropologist at the School of Language Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra.
Busting Myths About Human Nature
Agustín Fuentes, trained in Zoology and Anthropology, is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. His research delves into the how and why of being human. Ranging from chasing monkeys in the jungles and cities of Asia, to exploring the lives of our evolutionary ancestors, to examining what people actually do across the globe, Professor Fuentes is interested in both the big questions and the small details of what makes humans and our closest relatives tick.
CaMP Anthropology–Communication, Media, Performance
CaMP Anthropology feature posts, discussions, and links at the intersections of communication, media, and performance. Based in the Indiana University’s Anthropology Department, we welcome submissions exploring theory, scholarship, application, and methodology in these emerging fields.
Carlos García Mora, Etnólogo
Catálogo y consulta de textos personales. Etnólogo mexicano del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia.
A blog by Betsy Rymes, Professor of Educational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. Blog aims to become a place for sharing everyday encounters with language and engaging in dialog about different ways of speaking and attitudes about them–that is, a place for Citizen Sociolinguistics.
The City as a River – An anthropologist’s take on urban India
Ian M. Cook is an urban anthropologist pursuing a PhD at the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Central European University.
C L O S E R: Anthropology of Muslims in Europe
Martijn de Koning currently works in the Department of Islam and Arab Studies at the Faculty of Religious Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen.
Connected in Cairo
Growing up Cosmopolitan in the Middle East. Featuring news and information about globalization and the modern Middle East, based on the ideas and concepts in the book Connected in Cairo. Mark Allen Peterson’s research interests are ethnography of communication, mass media, information technologies, nationalism, transnationalism and globalization, semiotics, drama and spectacle.
Context and Variation
Dr. Kate Clancy is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois. She studies the evolutionary medicine of women’s reproductive physiology, and blogs about her field, the evolution of human behavior and issues for women in science.
Cool Anthropology – Cool, Credible, Concepts
This site is our burgeoning attempt to rectify our closed circle and provide current, well-research and reviewed, cool anthropological information for all the cool anthropology seekers out there.
This blog is about culture and psychoactive substances and includes thoughts on the politics, sensory dynamics, and social world of shamanism and alternative religion. Alex K. Gearin is doing PhD research in anthropology on Australian practices of the traditionally indigenous Amazonian psychoactive drink ayahuasca.
Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative
Hosted by the Department of Anthropology, The Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative is a platform for interdisciplinary scholarly collaboration at Michigan State University. Strives to equip students with the practical and analytical skills necessary to creatively apply information and communication technologies to cultural heritage materials.
Culture and Capitalism – A Sussex Anthropology Blog
This blog was created by students and faculty of the MA in the Social Anthropology of the Global Economy (SAGE) at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK.
Current and former students and staff of the Department of Anthropology at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, write about the emergent trends in anthropology. In particular we are interested in discussing the ways in which the methods and insights of anthropology are being ‘applied’ in various settings, both within and beyond the academy.
Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry
Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry is an international and interdisciplinary forum for the publication of work in three interrelated fields: medical and psychiatric anthropology, cross-cultural psychiatry, and related cross-societal and clinical epidemiological studies.
CultureBy – Grant McCracken
At the intersection of Anthropology and Economics. Trained as an anthropologist, Grant has studied American culture and business for 25 years. He has taught anthropology at the University of Cambridge, ethnography at MIT, and marketing at the Harvard Business School. He is a long time student of culture and commerce.
Anthropology of gaming, blogging, social networking, online communities and so much more! Diana Harrelson writes on cyber anthropology, human computer interaction, user experience design, gaming and various other topics.
decasia: critique of academic culture
Eli Thorkelson is a graduate student in cultural anthropology in Chicago. Works on anthropology of universities in France and the United States.
Decolonize All The Things
I’m a bio-cultural anthropologist and sociologist, currently a Physical Anthropology PhD student. This blog documents my journey through constant decolonization and depatriarchalization.
Diario de una antropóloga en la inopia
Marta Arnaus es una antropóloga social de la Universidad de Barcelona (Spain). En este diario personal, reflexiona en voz alta sobre la vida cotidiana, la ciudad, la desigualdad social, la política y veganismo. También comparte sus impresiones etnográficas sobre cine, literatura, música y arte que le emocionan.
Digital Ethnography @ Kansas State University
After two years studying the implications of writing on a remote indigenous culture in the rain forest of Papua New Guinea, Michael Wesch turned his attention to the effects of social media and digital technology on global society and education.
Dirt – a blog about archaeology
Terry P. Brock is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at Michigan State University: Since 2008, I have maintained a blog called “Dirt”, which discusses my research, higher education, uses of social media in cultural heritage and public archaeology, teaching, and my social commentary on issues of gender violence.
Display Adaptability: Adapting to Change in the 21st Century
Kathleen E. Fuller is an expert in the study of human origins and adaptations. The purpose of this blog is to discuss in a more informal manner topics that are important to an individual’s health and success.
Donna Lanclos – The Anthropologist in the Stacks
Donna Lanclos is an anthropologist and a folklorist who has been working in academic libraries starting in 2009. She thinks, writes, and talks about the nature of information, digital and physical places, and higher education generally.
Doug’s Archaeology: Investigating the Profession and Research
Doug Rocks-Macqueen: This is my blog were I focus mainly on the Profession of Archaeology e.g. pay, working conditions, career prospects, etc. Though I do on occasion throw in some other topics and some bits on Open Access.
Dylan Kerrigan OpEds
Dylan Kerrigan is a lecturer and researcher in Cultural Anthropology, Political Sociology, and Criminology at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus. His teaching and research looks at the world from a Caribbean centre because the way power is structured in the modern world most people do not have a good grasp of the importance of the Caribbean, both in the history and future of the world.
Elfshot – Sticks and Stones, Understanding the archaeological record
Tim Rast is a Canadian archaeologist and a flintknapper who specializes in artifact reproductions and knapped jewelry based on artifacts found across the Arctic and Subarctic, with an emphasis on Newfoundland and Labrador.
Engagement – A Blog of the Anthropology & Environment Society
Engagement features first-hand accounts by anthropologists and other social scientists broadly concerned with the cause of social and ecological justice. The blog aims to bring an anthropological approach to understanding the pressing environmental issues of our time, targeting a broad audience of scholars, educators, artists, and advocates.
Entomophagy Anthropology – Julie Lesnik, editor
Julie Lesnik received her PhD studying the role of termites in the diet of fossil hominins and has since started exploring insects as food more broadly.
EPIC – Advancing the Value of Ethnography in Industry
EPIC is dedicated to providing practitioners, businesses, and partner organizations with access to the best practical ethnographic expertise from around the world.
Erin B. Taylor – Material culture, mobile money and development
Research interests focus on material culture, financial practices and socioeconomic development in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Editor for PopAnth – Hot Buttered Humanity – Popular Anthropology.
Ethnographer | Ecographer
Social Justice, Ecological Sustainability, Public Anthropology, Global Health. By Heather E. Young-Leslie, Ph.D.
A place for conversation between academic and applied ethnography, for listening to and thinking about people’s stories, and for analysis and theory focused on the social patterns and contexts of technological (re)use, rejection and (re)construction.
We seek to change the way the world thinks about the Social Sciences in general and ethnography in particular. We believe that telling good stories as social commentary is at the heart of what social science should do. We also think that social sciences don’t always do this, which is why we need this blog.
Evolutionary Anthropology – E.O. Smith
Evolution is not a theory, it is a fact, and as such provides the most powerful tool to explain what goes on around us.
The Evolutionary Studies Consortium
The Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Consortium is designed to facilitate the development and implementation of Evolutionary Studies Programs. An Evolutionary Studies Program introduces students from all majors to evolutionary theory early in their academic careers.
The Evolving Father – on Psychology Today
How fatherhood differs across cultures and through time by Peter B. Gray, Ph.D. and Kermyt G. Anderson, Ph.D. They are the co-authors of Fatherhood: Evolution and Human Paternal Behavior.
Fieldnotes & Footnotes – Bree Blakeman
An anthropology blog celebrating the social nature of knowledge-production within the academy.
The Fieldsights section of the Cultural Anthropology website was launched in 2012 and includes a number of content streams that, while not peer-reviewed, have extended the scope and reach of the Society for Cultural Anthropology’s (SCA) publishing program.
A blog about music and anthropology, at the moment mainly in German, with translation in process. How to do music, mediumship, infogenetic linkages, digitalization, constructivism music.
Financial Times – Gillian Tett
Gillian Tett is markets and finance commentator and an assistant editor of the Financial Times. Tett earned a PhD in social anthropology at Clare College, Cambridge based on field research in Tajikistan in the former Soviet Union.
Focaal Blog: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology
FocaalBlog is associated with Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology. It aims to accelerate and intensify anthropological conversations beyond what a regular academic journal can do, and to make them more widely, globally, and swiftly available.
Fongoli Savanna Chimpanzee Project
Jill D. Pruetz is the principal investigator of the Fongoli Savanna Chimpanzee Project, the longest-running research study of its kind in Senegal, West Africa.
Blog of The Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN), formerly known as the Council on Nutritional Anthropology (CNA), organized in 1974 in response to the increased interest in the interface between social sciences and human nutrition.
The Geek Anthropologist – Marie-Pierre Renaud
The Geek Anthropologist is a blog where geek culture and all things geek are analysed through the perspective of socio-cultural anthropology. We write about the intersections between social science, cultural analysis and practice of anthropology with geek culture, whether they be embodied, literary, cinematic or cybernetic.
German Dziebel is an anthropologist trained in the Russian and American schools, and runs anthropology blogs: Anthropogenesis: A Uniquely Anthropological Approach to Human Origins and Dispersals; Anthropreneur: Culture, Business and Advertising; and Kinship Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to a Classic Anthropological Subject.
Gina Athena Ulysse on the Huffington Post
Gina Athena Ulysse is an anthropologist, a poet, performance artist and multi-media artist. She is a professor of anthropology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Born in Haiti, she has lived in the northeast of United States since her family migrated eons ago.
The Global Social Media Impact Study Blog
The Global Social Media Impact Study currently has nine anthropologists inserted into fieldsites around the world conducting long-term ethnographic fieldwork on how social media is affecting the lives of ordinary people. This blog exists for our researchers to share some of the exciting experiences of anthropological fieldwork with a wider audience.
Glossographia – Anthropology, linguistics, and prehistory
Dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of language from a social scientific perspective. Stephen Chrisomalis is a linguistic anthropologist and cognitive anthropologist working at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. At the intersection of linguistics, archaeology, anthropology, cognitive science, and evolution, with particular foci on epigraphy, literacy studies, writing systems, numeration, and the history of science and mathematics.
Gopk: CRITICAL | URBAN | QUESTIONS
Giovanni Picker, Visiting fellow at University of Bristol
Greg Laden’s Blog, Culture as Science – Science as Culture
Greg Laden is a Biological Anthropologist who studies Human Behavioral Biology and Human Environment Interaction using, among other things, Archaeology as a tool, but with a strong background in North American Historical Archaeology, North American Prehistoric Archaeology in the Glaciated Zone, and an Africanist.
Guava Anthropology – Taiwanese Anthropologists
GUAVA anthropology covers things that are Grotesque, Unabashed, Apostate, Virid, and Auspicious about anthropology!
HawgBlawg – Broadcasts from NW Arkansas: Razorback Country
Ted Swedenburg is Professor of Anthropology, University of Arkansas. Author of Memories of Revolt: The 1936-39 Rebellion and the Palestinian National Past. Co-editor of Palestine, Israel and the Politics of Popular Culture and of Displacement, Diaspora, and Geographies of Identity.
A Hot Cup of Joe – Archaeology, anthropology, science, and skepticism
Carl Feagans is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington’s anthropology program. Among academic interests are the religious and cult beliefs of prehistoric peoples, particularly in the Near East around the Pre-Pottery Neolithic. Also fascinated with cognitive archaeology and early information storage.
How to be an Anthropologist
I specialize in the anthropology of web development. But, it took me a while to get here. I started in archaeology, switched to sociocultural anthropology, built a career in web development, and then returned to anthropology as a PhD student with a set of ethnographic questions about the nature of the Internet, the people that make it, and the discourse surrounding the way we talk about it. Being an anthropologist today is not what you might expect. Building on a legacy of reflection and critical thought, we thrive in the complex and the particular. Web development, as a set of technologies, an expertise, and an industry, is grappling with its complexity from user behavior to design’s social implications to coding practice. As an anthropologist, I aim to align myself with web developers to flesh out our common interests and anxieties to enrich both anthropological and technical knowledge.
How To Anthropology
A blog is devoted to tips and tricks of the trade in Anthropology. Cheryl Deutsch is a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine.
The Human Economy Blog – Bringing people back into economics
The Human Economy Program was created in 2011 and is located at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. It is designed to bring back human concerns into economic studies and brings together researchers from around the world with experience in diverse disciplines.
The Human Evolution Blog
Professor Nathan H. Lents and his students discuss human origins. Lents is a Professor of Molecular Biology at John Jay College of The City University of New York and author of Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes.
The Human Family – Kinship, social organization, & the study thereof
In exchange for your patience in letting me learn how to blog I will teach you something about kinship (and social organization, too!)
Ideas Bazaar – Simon Roberts
Leading business anthropologist whose work over the last decade with global businesses and policy making organisations has centred on ageing, technology, media and innovation.
International Cognition and Culture Institute
A blog by members of the International Cognition and Culture Institute.
Dr. John Curran – Anthropological perspectives on contemporary culture
This blog offers commentary based on interpretations of how culture shapes behaviour and business thinking.
John Hawks Weblog – Paleoanthropology, genetics & evolution
Tracking research into human origins, from the field to the laboratory.
Kate’s Portal – Archaeology, Technology & Interloping Cats
An archaeologist with skills in public outreach, museum work, archaeological mapping, and databases. Currently working on a PhD in anthropological archaeology at Binghamton University, studying the social network of community-based archaeologists.
Krazy Kioti: The Gene Anderson Webpage
I have been working on resource- and development-related issues for the last thirty-five years. My field is cultural and political ecology.
Kristina Kilgrove at Forbes
As a bioarchaeologist, I routinely pore over the skeletons of ancient populations so that I can learn about their health, diet, and lifestyles. Most of my research focuses on understanding the ancient Romans whose lives didn’t make it into history books. I did my PhD in anthropology and MA in classical archaeology. See also Powered by Osteons.
Lactation Journey Blog – Acquanda Y. Stanford
Acquanda Stanford: Is a Sociocultural Anthropologist (PhD Student), and writes the Lactation Journey Blog, which focuses on the social, political and cultural aspects of breatfeeding among people of the African Diaspora in the United States.
Language Log was started in the summer of 2003 by Mark Liberman and Geoffrey Pullum.
Lawn Chair Anthropology – Biological anthropology, paeleontology, evolution and development
Zachary Cofran is an assistant professor of Biological Anthropology at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. Cofran received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Michigan in 2012.
Learning versus Schooling: Susan D. Blum
Who doesn’t think there is something wrong with education? Anthropology has a lot to offer when we think about how to raise up our young–in often unexpected ways! Join me as my thinking about higher education unfolds.
Leiden Anthropology Blog
The Leiden Anthropology Blog is written by scholars at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University. They blog about their research, teaching in the Bachelor and Master program, and share anthropological perspectives on a wide range of social issues.
Linguistic Anthropology Blog
Sponsored by the Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA). Linguistic Anthropology is the comparative study of the ways in which language shapes social life.
Living Anthropologically: Anthropology – Understanding – Possibility
Anthropology documents human possibility and creativity to effect change. Jason Antrosio is Professor and Chair of Anthropology at Hartwick College.
Resarch and Conversations on Ethnography, Writing and Folklore. Debra Lattanzi Shutika is a Folklorist, writer and ethnographer studying immigration, communities and change.
The Local Cult
A collection of stories, photos, videos and audio. Anthropology Blogs in New Zealand.
Loomnie: Experiences Thoughts Opinions Ideas
Articles mostly about economic anthropology, finance, Africa, political economy, and related subjects.
Mammals Suck… Milk! – by Dr. Katie Hind
This blog showcases and synthesizes (pun intended!) the MANY awesome advances currently occurring in milk research from the molecule to the organism to the population to the taxon, with implications for nutrition, medicine, psychology, and evolutionary biology.
Material World – A Global Hub for Thinking About Things
Material World is an interactive, online hub for contemporary debates, discussion, thinking and research centred on material and visual culture. It is the brainchild of scholars working in the anthropology departments of University College London and New York University, but aims to create a new international community of academics, students, curators, artists and anyone else with particular interests in material and visual culture.
The aim of this blog is to put out in the public domain materials already part of research activity under the broad theme of media anthropology. John Postill is an anthropologist specialising in the study of digital media.
Medizinethnologie – Körper, Gesundheit und Heilung in einer globalisierten Welt
The blog is run by the Work Group Medical Anthropology in the German Anthropological Association. It publishes texts (in German) on the anthropology of transnational health interventions; migration, mobility and health; and the encounters between different medical ideas and practices in an interconnected world.
The Memory Bank – A New Commonwealth Ver 5.0
The two great memory banks are language and money. Exchange of meanings through language and of objects through money are now converging in a single network of communication, the internet. We must learn how to use this digital revolution to advance the human conversation about a better world. Our political task is to make a world society fit for all humanity.
Meredith F. Small – Author of Fall Creek and Our Babies Ourselves
Meredith Small is an anthropologist at Cornell University and the author of Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent.
The Mermaid’s Tale
A conversation about the nature of genetic causation in evolution, development and ecology. Includes discussions of the public perception of science and evolution and covers other subfields of biological anthropology, particularly paleoanthropology. Authored by three biological anthropologists, Ken Weiss, Anne Buchanan, and Holly Dunsworth, and co-authors of the book, The Mermaid’s Tale: Four Billion Years of Cooperation in the Making of Living Things.
Michelle Munyikwa – Critical Medical Anthropology
Influenced by critical race theory, feminist and queer of color critique, and postcolonial studies. Combining interests in Africa & the diaspora, migration, and the anthropology of the state, my research explores the experiences of refugees who have been resettled in Philadelphia.
Mick Morrison – Archaeology and heritage in Australia
Archaeologist in the Department of Archaeology at Flinders University, Adelaide. Purpose is to bring together professional activities and interests in pre- and post-contact Indigenous archaeology and cultural heritage management (CHM).
Middle Savagery – Colleen Morgan
Middle Savagery is an accumulation of over thirteen years of thinking about archaeology, art, and digital media.
Most Holy Death
Exploring the fastest growing popular faith in the Americas: La Santa Muerte. Dr. R. Andrew Chesnut, Bishop Walter Sullivan Chair in Catholic Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, in collaboration with David Metcalfe, and Liminal Analytics, presents a multi-faceted exploration of the sanctification of death in the popular faith traditions of the Americas.
MSU Campus Archaeology Program Blog
MSU Campus Archaeology is a program that works to mitigate and protect the archaeological resources on Michigan State University’s beautiful and historic campus.
Museum Fatigue – in a Society of the Spectacle
I’m hoping this blog might be part of the cure for museum fatigue. David Davies is associate professor of anthropology and director of East Asian Studies at Hamline University.
The Narcissistic Anthropologist – Someone has to notice
We are all observers of our world to some degree or another. We all have an inner anthropologist looking around and learning and reacting to the curious bits of human culture.
Sometimes it’s straight-up neuroscience, sometimes it’s all anthropology, most of the time it’s somewhere in the middle. Greg Downey is the cultural guy, now interested in bio stuff. Daniel Lende is the bio guy, now interested in cultural stuff. Or, to say it differently, Greg does capoiera, mixed martial arts, and rugby. Daniel does alcohol, drugs, and video games. Two very different styles of recreation.
Northwest Coast Archaeology – Quentin Mackie
To encourage public knowledge about, and appreciation of, Northwest Coast Archaeology through examples of interesting finds and sites, or through commentaries on archaeology in the news or otherwise in the public domain.
Notes from the Ethnoground – Glenn H. Shepard
As an ethnobotanist and field anthropologist living in the Brazilian Amazon, I often travel in what Wade Davis calls “the ethnosphere.” I use this log for reflecting on journeys and explorations both outward and inward, recent and past.
NPR 13.7: Cosmos and Culture
Group blog set at the intersection of science and culture where Barbara J. King now writes. King is Chancellor Professor of Anthropology at the College of William and Mary with a long-standing research interest in primate behavior and human evolution.
Oficio de Antropólogos
El espacio para la ciencia antropológica, su difusión en un contexto moderno, con mirada hacia el pasado para entonces proyectar al futuro. Oficio de Antropólogos proviene del tintero del Dr. Eduar do González Múñiz, investigador de la historia de esta disciplina. Estos audioblogs en formato podcast, están dirigidos al público general y estudiosos.
Old Bones – Rebecca Dean
I’m a zooarchaeologist at the University of Minnesota Morris, with an interest in the historical ecology of early agricultural societies of the US Southwest and the Mediterranean region. This blog chronicles my successes and failures in research and teaching, and my constant search for family/work balance.
On the Brink – Andi Simon
Andi Simon is a Corporate Anthropologist & the author of the leadership book On The Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights.
Open Anthropology Cooperative
The Open Anthropology Cooperative (OAC) is open to all with an interest in anthropology. Read, share, debate, collaborate, make friends. Anthropology has a distinguished past, but it has an even greater future.
Paul Stoller on the Huffington Post
Paul Stoller has been conducting anthropological research for 30 years. The Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography named him the 2013 recipient of the Anders Retzius Medal in Gold for his scientific contributions to anthropology.
People, Communities, Economies – Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld
Explores the shifting arts, communities and trades in the Ecuadorian Andes. This blog focuses on how private entrepreneurship and social aspiration creates shared value and how a commons of culture, work, and wealth can spur dynamic public spheres.
Peregrination: The Ethnography of Shaligram Shila
This blog is comprised of thoughts and commentary regarding the interpretive and ritual practices of the sacred stones called Shaligram.
[Per]Suit of Anthropology
Dedicated to the exploration of modern business trends and perspectives from the view of the anthropologist. Business and Anthropology have more in common and more to learn from one another than readily acknowledged. Topics include Western business practices and the impact of those decisions on socio-cultural institutions worldwide.
Perspectives in Anthropology – Open-Access Anthropological Publications
Perspectives in Anthropology, is a new online publication series launched in 2014. The series specializes in articles in any field of Social Anthropology which are available online as open-access and free-to-read. All publications in the series are evaluated by an open-source, peer-review process.
Philbu’s Blog – Philipp Budka, Social and cultural anthropologist from Vienna
Anthropology of media and technology, Indigenous internet practices and media, technology enhanced learning and ethnographic fieldwork.
The Pleistocene Scene – Human Evolution, Biological Anthropology, and Everyday Life
Adam Van Arsdale is a biological anthropologist with a specialization in paleoanthropology. Research focuses on the pattern of evolutionary change in humans over the past two million years, with an emphasis on the early evolution and dispersal of our genus, Homo. Work spans comparative anatomy, genetics and demography.
PopAnth – Hot Buttered Humanity – Popular Anthropology
Popular anthropology for everyone. Exploring the familiar and the strange, demystifying and myth busting human culture, biology and behaviour in all times and places. Myths, music, art, archaeology, language, food, festivals, fun. Welcome to the Anthropocene!
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Kristina Kilgrove is a bioarchaeologist at the University of West Florida. This is her personal blog about archaeology, bioanthropology, and the classical world. See also Kristina Kilgrove at Forbes.
Processing Culture – Notes on fieldwork and other sundries
A cultural anthropologist who researches feminist, LGBT, and leftist activism in contemporary Russia, with a strong side interest in US gender politics. This blog contains musings, riffs, and impromptu essays from a vaguely anthropological perspective.
L’antropologia è un mestiere al servizio dell’innovazione. Sono presidente e socio fondatore dell’associazione di ricerca e divulgazione antropologica Antrocom Onlus. Mi sono laureato in Scienze Biologiche a indirizzo antropologico, ho scritto per diverse testate, sono co-editor della rivista Antrocom e nel comitato scientifico di Diritto Moderno e Gorgòn Magazine. Mi occupo di divulgazione dell’antropologia e delle sue potenzialità per le aziende e le istituzioni.
Psychocultural Cinema is a collaborative website designed to present material and stimulate dialogue about the abiding and emerging concerns of psychological and visual anthropology. Psychocultural Cinema will provide a forum for anthropologists, filmmakers, students, and film subjects to share their work and ideas.
Information and opinions on professional publishing issues in archaeology. Especially concerned with quality control, Open Access, and communication with other disciplines. Michael E. Smith is an archaeologist who works on Aztec sites, with an interest in comparative research on cities, households, empires, and city-states. See also Wide Urban World.
Puella Ludens – Linda Huber
Puella Ludens means “playing girl” in Latin, and is derived from Huizinga’s theory of the “homo ludens,” or playing man. The spirit of play is essential to humanity–this “purposeless” activity is actually the heart of human “progress,” and the heart of what is great about being human. An anthropological exploration of homo ludens and his progress.
Stories and highlights from ethnographic field work and interviews on the subject of drug use, drug policy, harm reduction and dance music culture in Toronto and Vancouver.
Reading Notes in the Anthropology of Christianity
Ingie Hovland is a social/cultural anthropologist who writes on Christianity. She is the author of Mission Station Christianity: Norwegian Missionaries in Colonial Natal and Zululand, Southern Africa 1850-1890.
Recycled Minds – Thoughts from our heads & yours
Collaborative project to share the diverse perspectives and work of our contributors. Bloggers, scholars, activists, artists, writers, friends seeking to create a space for a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the world around us.
relevANTH – Seeing the relevance of anthropology in everyday life
Dr. Carie Little Hersh is an American cultural anthropologist, former attorney, and lecturer in Anthropology at Northeastern University. This is her personal blog about anthropology and its relevance to everyday life.
The Rockstar Anthropologist – Where anthropology comes to chat
Myeashea Alexander is a physical anthropology grad student and science and art enthusiast. This blog is to de-mystify the WORLD of ANTHROPOLOGY! This all-inclusive discipline needs better PR.
Rust Belt Anthro
Contemporary Archaeology and Anthropology in the Postindustrial United States. Kaeleigh Herstad is a PhD candidate in the department of anthropology at Indiana University and technical editor of the Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage.
Sam Grace – talks with imaginary anthropology grad students
Samantha L. Grace is a graduate student in sociocultural anthropology at the University of Arizona. This blog is a place to write about anthropology and other items of interest.
SAPIENS – Anthropology / Everything Human
SAPIENS aims to transform how the public understands anthropology. Every piece of content is grounded in anthropological research, theories, or thinking. We present stories and perspectives that are authoritative, accessible, and relevant–but still lively and entertaining.
Sara Perry – The Archaeological Eye
Dr Sara Perry is the Director of Studies of Digital Heritage, Director of Studies of Archaeological Information Systems, and Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Management in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York (UK).
Sarah Kendzior – Digital Media and Politics
I am a writer. I am best known for my critical take on the “prestige economy,” my reporting on St. Louis, and my academic research on authoritarian states in Central Asia. My essay collection, The View From Flyover Country, was published in 2015.
Savage Minds is a collective web log devoted to both bringing anthropology to a wider audience as well as providing an online forum for discussing the latest developments in the field. Savage Minds was founded in 2005 and has been going strong ever since.
Shreds and Patches – Jason Baird Jackson
I am an ethnographer and ethnologist whose work is centered in the fields of folklore studies and cultural anthropology. I have collaborated with Native American communities in Oklahoma since 1993, when I began a lifelong personal and research relationship with the Euchee/Yuchi people. Since 2013, I have served as Director of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures at Indiana University, where I am also a Professor of Folklore and Anthropology.
An anthropologist discusses medicine, healthcare, race, politics, and much more. By David S. Lowry, a Lumbee Indian anthropologist.
Sindre Bangstad – A Social Anthropologist In Search of Parrhesia
Sindre Bangstad is a social anthropologist currently affiliated with the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo in Norway. This site features posts related to areas of research such as secularism, Islam and Islamophobia, hate speech as well as religion and the public sphere.
The Smell of Evolution
Kara C. Hoover is a bioanthropologist interested in human adaptation. The blog particularly focuses on the human sense of smell–its evolutionary biology and genetics within the ecological and cultural context.
Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA)
We promote study of visual representation and media. Works in film, video, photography, and computer-based multimedia explore signification, perception, and communication-in-context, as well as a multitude of other anthropological and ethnographic themes.
Somatosphere – Science, Medicine, & Anthropology
A collaborative website covering the intersections of medical anthropology, science and technology studies, cultural psychiatry, psychology and bioethics. Founded in 2008 by a small group of medical anthropologists, Somatosphere has grown to become a key online forum for debate and discussion in medical anthropology, as well as in the humanities and social sciences of health and medicine more broadly.
Sound Ethnography Project
The Sound Ethnography Project is an experiment in engaging with sound to produce novel ethnographic methods and forms. The project began out of the University of California, Irvine through the collaborative initiative of graduate students in anthropology.
Space and Politics – Essays on the spatial and affective pulse of politics
Ensayos sobre el pulso espacial y afectivo de la política. Gastón Gordillo is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.
Spider Monkey Tales – Michelle Rodrigues
Michelle Rodrigues is a primatologist/biological anthropologist who studies comparative social behavior and endocrinology.
stadtgeselle – Urban Anthropology and New Identities Meet Politics of Culture
Michael Anranter, Political scientist and cultural-social anthropologist in Vienna. Stadtgeselle may best translate as “urban apprentice.” Connects personal experiences, anthropological and political knowledge with the objective of exploring relations of identity and space. Weekly in German or English.
Standplaats Wereld – Nederland en de Wereld in Antropologisch Perspectief
A platform for informative, provocative, or surprising opinions about topical issues in the Netherlands and the rest of the world, viewed from an anthropological perspective. Contributions come from students and staff of the department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at VU University Amsterdam.
Struggle Forever! A Guide to Utopia – Jeremy Trombley
This blog is an intervention. It’s intention is to make a difference in the way we engage with the myriad entities with whom we are intertwined. It takes the view that existence is a perpetual process of “becoming with”–a process of building relationships and allowing oneself to be altered and affected as much as one alters and affects others.
The Superorganic – Barry R. Bainton
Dedicated to Applied Anthropology and the anthropological exploration of the human species and its environment. Our goal is to describe and understand the evolution and dynamics of humanity and its superorganic manifestations through the anthropological lens and how this understanding can be used to improve the quality of human life.
SydneyYeager – Where Culture and Curiosity Collide
A cultural anthropologist in the Southern Methodist University PhD program. Primary research interests are focused in digital anthropology and medical anthropology. Medical interests are in the areas of neuroanthropology, consciousness, biocultural medical anthropology, and social well-being.
Tabsir – Insight on Islam and the Middle East
We are scholars concerned about stereotypes, misinformation and propaganda spread in the media and academic forums on Islam and the Middle East. We are committed to fair, open-ended scholarly assessment of the current political issues of terrorism, gender inequality and intolerance.
Teaching Anthropology Blog – General Anthropology Division
The goal of this blog is to create a community of educators who share successful strategies, seek answers to instructional challenges, and provoke discussion on timely topics like the public perception of higher education and the value of anthropology within a liberal arts education.
The purpose of this blog is to build a community of anthropologists interested in pedagogy and to provide them with a reputable source of information and a way to share news on teaching anthropology, publishing in the field, new innovations, and new books.
This Anthropological Life – Podcasting Complex Worlds through Public Conversations
We use our training to show how complex our world truly is and how that’s a beautiful thing. We expose injustices by revealing often hidden assumptions in everyday language, technology use, or body gestures. We are driven by the values of increasing social consciousness, acceptance and promotion of diversity, honest inquiry, and promote these in an inclusive, entertaining way.
Transformations: A new voice on culture, politics, and change
TRANSFORMATIONS is a medium through which dedicated and critical anthropologists put their thoughts, experiences and research insights up for discussion using a full range of digital opportunities including text, images, audio and video.
trinketization: things that don’t fit in the attic
John Hutnyk is Professor and Academic Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College. Writing on culture, cities, diaspora, history, film, prisons, colonialism, education, Marxism.
UK Visual Anthropology: Audio-Visual Interventions
Staff, students and friends of the School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent. This blog develops our social media abilities and shows some of our work. Enthusiastic about a public and engaged anthropology and passionate of the importance of feedback in creating a genuine shared anthropology.
Una antropóloga en la luna: blog de antropología
Noemí. Educadora social y antropóloga social y cultural.
Urban Fieldnotes is a street style blog documenting fashion, style, and dress on the streets of Philadelphia and beyond. Brent Luvaas is a visual and cultural anthropologist in the Department of Culture and Communication at Drexel University.
valquirias em milucos
Viva a primavera. Natureza é tudo, tudo mesmo. Fábio Lúcio Antunes Guedes. Apreciador das artes e da natureza. Formado em Ciências Biológicas, buscando mestrado em Antropologia na UFPB.
Violent Metaphors – Dr. Jennifer Raff
I study the genomes of modern and ancient peoples in order to uncover details of human prehistory. This is a blog about my passions: science, conflict, adventure, and interesting people.
Visual Anthropology of Japan
In the spirit of open-text, collaboration, communication and good anthropology… Visual Anthropology of Japan explores Japanese culture through photography, film and other visual methods.
The Wenner Gren Blog
The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. is a private operating foundation dedicated to the advancement of anthropology throughout the world.
West’s Ancient World
Al West – I’m a writer with a BA in Chinese and an MSc in social anthropology from Oxford. I’m using this blog to write about things I find interesting, wonderful, or crazy. Issues in archaeology, anthropology, and historical linguistics are my bread and butter.
What Makes Us Human – Rosemary Joyce – Psychology Today
From its beginnings, anthropology has been less a way to describe varieties of human beings and more a way to answer question about the state of human being. Anthropologists ask “What makes us human?” and seek our answers in studies that insist on recognizing all the many ways there are and have been of being human.
Whitewashed Tomb: A view of archaeology from the inside
Dr. Richard Rothaus, an archaeologist and historian with Trefoil. The public image of archaeology sometimes bears little resemblance to the reality of archaeology. Whitewashed Tomb invites you to check in on some real day-to-day archaeology.
Wide Urban World
Cities as viewed from a broad historical and comparative perspective. As Winston Churchill said, “The farther back we look, the farther ahead we can see.” A blog by Michael E. Smith (see also Publishing Archaeology).
The Wilds of Wyoming
A Little Bit of Culture, A Little Bit of Dirt. An anthropology blogs outlet for mad dashes across state lines and around the world, writing and posting pictures about culture, geology, and anything else interesting.
Youth Circulations is a nexus for research, art and activism around youth mobility and the politics of representation. Born of a shared frustration over media portrayals of young migrants and their families, we offer here a curated collection of these images and, in response, a meaningful and necessarily global critique.
Urban Development, Violence, Political Economy, Multiculturalism