From “being a scientist” to “being a curiosity”: a tale amongst egg hunters.
Jan10

From “being a scientist” to “being a curiosity”: a tale amongst egg hunters.

Doing research on the tradition of lapwing egg-hunting in the Netherlands, I was suddenly stripped of all academic cultural capital. A small word had blurred my scientific authority. Being a “Colombian”, I surely must be from a war torn, cocaine growing jungle country far from the modern standards of Dutchness.

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Borderlands
Dec11

Borderlands

Melilla, Morocco/Spain (May 1st, 2014)

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The privilege of staying home

Who has the better deal? The “left-behind wife” or the travelling, bread-winning husband? Reflections about a misconception on gender equality.

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The missing link in the fight against Ebola
Oct21

The missing link in the fight against Ebola

Understanding the challenges of the Ebola crisis through the eyes of anthropologists

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Call for Panels: SIEF 2015 in Zagreb (Croatia)

The SIEF organizers have just opened their call for panels. The theme of the conference is ‘Utopias, Realities, Heritages. Ethnographies for the 21st century’. Application deadline will be the 9th November.

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Reading material for autumn school

For the Wednesday workshop on Life Histories Lieblich, Amia: Narratives of Positive Aging. Seaside Stories: link. Bilu, Yoram. Without Bounds. The Life and Death of Rabbi Ya’aqov Wazana:  part 1 / part 2. For the Thursday tour in Jaffa and the weekend trip to Haifa Dan Rabinowitz and Daniel Monterescu. Reconfiguring the “Mixed Town”: Urban Transformations of Ethnonational Relations in Palestine and Israel: link. Andreas Hackl Social anthropologist and journalist with a focus on urban issues, displacement and mobility in the Middle East....

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