Anthropology Magazine

When Anthropology Meets the Graphic Novel in Thailand


  • Excerpt

  • Poetry

    A young child in a blue and yellow winter jacket and red hat sits on the shoulders of an adult in a black jacket as they walk across a bridge next to cars.

    Lessons We Learn

    An anthropologist-poet of the African diaspora holds close family lessons on identity, freedom, and relationship in the midst of an anti-Black society.

  • Excerpt

    Five photographs featuring people and rainforest landscapes have been taped to brown paper sitting against a beige background.

    Mourning Kin After the End of Cannibalism

    A Brazilian anthropologist reflects on the death of her adopted father, an Indigenous Wari' man from Amazonia, and what he taught her about mortuary cannibalism and other rituals of grieving.

  • Poetry

    The view is of rolling hills covered with yellow- and red-leafed trees seen through the front window of a car on the highway.


    A poet-anthropologist of the African diaspora gives voice to the power of collective memory and place.

  • Poetry

    The image shows the dark bottom of a boat floating on the water and the outline of small fish.

    Middle Ground

    A poet-bioarchaeologist of the African diaspora confronts echoes of the Middle Passage in contemporary anti-Black environments.

  • Fiction

    The image shows a wide shot of tire tracks going straight down the sand on a beach underneath a bright blue sky.

    They’ll Steal Your Eyes, They’ll Steal Your Teeth

    In a fictionalized story based on long-term ethnographic research, an anthropologist of the African diaspora interrogates a history of colonialism, exploitation, racial inequality, power, and types of local talk in Madagascar.