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Anthropologists on the Strike

Yesterday, lecturers began 14 days of strikes in over 60 universities across the United Kingdom. Nominally, the strikes are to oppose pension changes proposed by university employers that would end defined benefits and offload the risk of pension income onto lecturers themselves. Here at Culture & Capitalism, we will round up writing and interviews from anthropologists on the […]

From the Field: Mfuwe, Zambia

by Esther Mulders For the past two years, I’ve been volunteering in Zambia with Studio Zambia, a Dutch non-profit organisation that I co-founded in 2016 and currently co-run. The purpose of Studio Zambia is to provide creative means of self-expression to high school students in Mfuwe, Zambia. Studio Zambia is led by me and Annoek […]

Two years on: Giulio Regeni

The 25th January marks two years since the Italian PhD researcher Giulio Regeni disappeared in Cairo. His body was found ten days later on the side of the motorway, with clear signs of torture. Regeni, then 28, was conducting research for his doctorate at Cambridge University on independent trade unions in post-Arab Spring Egypt. Two […]

The Power of a Story: I, Daniel Blake

by Tim Perkin I am no avid film fan. I can barely sit through an entire episode of Breaking Bad or Homeland let alone a whole film. But my experience of I, Daniel Blake was very different. I was fixed to my seat, my eyes glued to the screen in front of me, immersed in […]

From the Field: Mexico

Levi Vonk, alumni of the MA in the Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation (2014) at the University of Sussex, was awarded a Fulbright fellowship last year to research Central American migration in Mexico. Chronicling his research on how Mexican immigration policies affect Central American migrants, Levi has written for policy, academic, and popular audiences. […]

Let Our Profs Be Profs!

Sussex Anthropologist Jon Mitchell joins a roundup of anthropologists reflecting on the ‘neoliberal academy’ in his recent essay, ‘Let Our Profs Be Profs’ at the Anuac journal. This special issue brings together essays by anthropologists working in an array of universities in Europe, North America, and the Pacific to comment on how institutional changes in higher education affect the study and […]

Homa Comes Home

We at Culture & Capitalism are thrilled to report that our colleague and friend, Professor Homa Hoodfar, is safely back home in Canada having been freed from her imprisonment in Iran ‘on humanitarian grounds.’ As we discussed in a July blog post about her ordeal, Professor Hoodfar is an Iranian-Canadian professor of Anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal, who travelled to Iran in February to […]