Call for Papers Annual Anthropology Day

This year’s annual Anthropology Day, organized by the Dutch Anthropological Association (Antropologen Beroepsvereniging, ABv), will focus on “Anthropology in Troubled Times.” We take our lead from Paul Stoller’s recent call for an engaged anthropology, and ask how anthropology deals with and positions itself with respect to the social challenges and heated political debates our world is facing […]

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The challenges of doing fieldwork: when your academic skills are not enough

Janne Heederik is a PhD Candidate at the Radboud University of Nijmegen and studied Cultural Anthropology in Utrecht. Her research focuses on issues of welfare, citizenship, migration, and social justice. You can find out more about Janne’s current research project on the website of Anthrobrokers. It is August 2015 and I have just arrived in San […]

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What if they were really extreme?

Hayate Ait Bouzid is a former Master student Anthropology at the VU who did her fieldwork research on the environmental behaviour of middle-class people in Brunei Darussalam. A country that is barely known by the large public or at best misconceived. She is sharing her story about how the preconceived view of Brunei made her […]

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On how anthropology never leaves you: Climate change and flooding in Dar es Salaam

Femke Gubbels studied Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology in Leiden and graduated in 2014. After a year of working she pursued a MSc in Urbanisation and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. For her thesis, she conducted fieldwork in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In this blog she shares her experience and […]

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