Grant TypeConference Grant
Institutional AffiliationCalifornia, Irvine, U. of
Grant numberGr. WEB-004
Approve DateAugust 19, 2020
Project TitleMaurer, Bill (California, Irvine, U. of) Criticism Inside, Alternatives Alongside: Organizing Otherwise to Intervene in Anthropology’s Future
Anthropologists and their allies have long sought to speak truth to power and to convey their own and others’ stories to address inequality, domination, and violence in all its forms. Our record is mixed, to say the least. Yet the opportunity for intervention arrives anew, and seizing it requires confronting the methods of knowledge production/dissemination and professional reproduction together. In this webinar series, we look to burgeoning spaces of inquiry and intervention inside anthropology’s alters outside the academy—in tech, finance, and nonprofit worlds, specifically—to explore new forms of organization and communication and push past reigning approaches to “alt” academy or applied anthropology.