Anthropology / Everything Human

Climate Wars


  • In Flux

    Fiji’s human history is directly linked to the ebbs and flows of climate change—particularly of sea level rise. Throughout the Pacific Islands, fluctuating environmental conditions resulting from changing sea level have historically resulted in conflict with neighbors.

    Climate Wars

    On Fiji’s islands, shifting sea levels have left a tangled legacy of conflict and survival. We should take note.

  • Decoded

    Rules of the Underworld

    We often think of gangs, mafias, and drug cartels as chaotic and lawless. But rational rules govern the underworld to create a dark order.

  • Viewpoint

  • Redux

  • Excerpt

    This human tooth, possibly belonging to a migrant, was found in 2011 in the Tumacácori Mountains, located south of Tucson, Arizona, near the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Notes From a Crime Scene

    A 2015 book offers an intimate account of undocumented migrants’ life-and-death struggles in the unforgiving desert of the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Matters

    The Rolling Stone gang-rape story, which centered on Greek life at the University of Virginia, as written proved to be untrue. Still, the fallout prompted critical conversations about how to end gender-based violence on university campuses.

    Confronting Rape Culture

    Rolling Stone’s now infamous article “A Rape on Campus” inspired a new program at the University of Virginia to help end campus rape. Unfortunately, it’s not likely to work.