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Upcoming Workshop: The Future of Central Asian Studies

co-organized by Judith Beyer (Konstanz) and Madeleine Reeves (Manchester).

The last three years have seen a flourishing of anthropological and historical monographs on Central Asia. We propose an innovative workshop format that seeks to launch several of these recent monographs and to use a discussion of their findings as a basis for reflection on the future of Central Asian studies. 111 more words


Jumping isn't the hardest part, landing is.

So it’s been far longer than I would have liked since I posted but since then, there have been quite a few changes. I wish I could say the job I got is related to what I want to do, but it isn’t, and I have been realizing that is okay. 585 more words


15. Reading: After Life

Tobias Hecht’s After Life (Duke University Press, 2006) had me thinking. “An ethnographic novel” is the subtitle to this work at the borders of anthropology and fiction. 689 more words


Tension Release

Originally posted here.

*Disclaimer: The majority of my posts will be accompanied with original art, but for this post I couldn’t figure out a way to illustrate orgasms…it just seemed impossible. 387 more words


Why Christian calls for unity in the wake of Charlottesville may be both racist and theologically unsound

Whether it was the clergy in full vestments, arms linked facing down gun-wielding white supremacists or the torch-bearers chanting anti-semitic threats, it is abundantly clear that theology is not neutral in 21st century America.   677 more words


"clearly not okay"

August 16, 2017 – Day 07
It Was Good

“Your health and wellbeing come first. If you don’t finish all of your schoolwork, fine. If you don’t make all of your meetings, fine.

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Mental Disorders

Book Review: The Mummies of Urumchi

Barber, Elizabeth Wayland. The Mummies of Ürümchi. New York: Norton, 1999. {Direct link}

Elizabeth Wayland Barber’s The Mummies of Ürümchi is a fascinating study of ancient textiles and their place in the early migrations of human culture.  591 more words

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