Violence

  • Excerpt

    Four soldiers in military gear kneel and stand as they watch a small robot in a sandy clearing surrounded by brush.

    Requiem for a War Robot

    An anthropologist explores the brave new world of virtual warfare—and the fraught relationship between humans and machines.

  • Op-Ed

    Rows of wooden tables with lamps and wooden chairs line a white stone hall with four tall pillars at the entrance and a blue and white ceiling with glass skylights.

    #MeToo Anthropology and the Case Against Harvard

    When anthropologist John Comaroff at Harvard University was put on unpaid leave for allegations of sexual misconduct, a network of colleagues rallied to support him—revealing how entrenched systems in academia often allow sexual violence and other power-based abuse to continue.

  • Poetry

  • 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.

  • Poetry

    A young protester with curly dark hair and wearing a black shirt raises their fist in front of a group of people holding signs.

    Riot

    A poet-bioarchaeologist of the African diaspora spotlights the aims of protestors who rise up against anti-Black violence, injustice, and white supremacy.