Coedited by Yarimar Bonilla (Rutgers University) and Adia Benton (Northwestern University)

“Rethinking Public Anthropologies in the Digital Age: Toward a New Dialogue”

In the launch essay for Public Anthropologies, coeditors Adia Benton and Yarimar Bonilla discuss their plans for the section. They talk about the particularities of public anthropology in the digital age, what kind of approaches will be highlighted in the section, and how submissions will be evaluated. To submit a piece to public anthropologies, please consult our guidelines and write to us directly at: And get the latest Public Anthropologies news on their Facebook and Twitter pages.


Falling Further Behind on Health

July 11, 2017

Emily K. Brunson and Jessica Mulligan weigh in on the current debates over health care in the United States, highlighting the failures of the US health system to provide equitable access to health care

Introduction: De-Provincializing Development

July 11, 2017

Yarimar Bonilla and Adia Benton introduce a new series, "De-Provincializing Developmentin," which will examine the United Nations' newly established Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Over the next several months, we will be featuring essays from anthropologists and other scholars who rate how the United States fares in relation to the seventeen SDGs.

Environmental In/Justice in Uncertain Times: An Interview with Barbara Rose Johnston

June 26, 2017

In this installment of our “Public Dialogues” series, Christian Wells talks to Barbara Rose Johnston about recent shifts in attitudes toward environmental justice issues in the US government, the impacts that might result from proposed changes, and how anthropologists can position themselves to respond.

Immigrant Labor Before and After Trump: An Interview with Sarah B. Horton

June 14, 2017

Sarah B. Horton discusses her work on "crimmigration" and the role of public anthropology in contemporary immigration debates.

How Not to Think About Fake News by Jonah S. Rubin

March 30, 2017

Jonah Rubin unpacks the political ideologies behind how we get our news.

Activist Anthropology: A Conversation between Daniel M. Goldstein and Keisha-Khan Y. Perry

March 27, 2017

A conversation between Daniel Goldstein and Keisha-Khan Perry on public/activist anthropologies and decolonial approaches to research and teaching.