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1/17 Ever wonder how whiteness is privileged in the social sciences? #anthrotwitter #AnthroSoWhite [A Thread]
2/17 The Open Syllabus Project (OSP) surveyed over 41,000 anthropology syllabi.… @Beliso_DeJesus and I analyze it. Let’s see how many assigned-texts are authored by Black scholars…
3/17 In the top 1,000 texts taught in anthropology courses, only 9 are authored by Black scholars. Let's explore what they are, who they're written by...and what that says about #anthropology
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It's #syllabus season! I'm putting together some syllabus-writing resources for an upcoming pedagogy class, so here's a thread. 👇🏽

What information should you include in your syllabus? Check to see if your institution has a template or list of required information. If not, here's a good general checklist:
When will your class meet? This calendar tool from Caleb McDaniel will quickly generate a list of class meeting dates.…
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Thread: Another overview amazing #Muslim *female* achievement.

Did you know the first university in the world was built by a Muslim woman approx 1200 years ago?

This is the story of Fatima Al-Fihiri (800–880 CE). #BadassWoman #twitterstorians

2. Daughter of a wealthy businessman, the family moved from Tunisia to Fez, Morocco during the rule of King Idriss II. When both her husband and father died, Fatima and her sister inherited a fortune.

They chose to spend their inheritance on building educational institutions.
3. In 859, Fatima built the Al-Qayrawan #Mosque, decorated in the Andalusian style with Kufic calligraphy (early style) engraved throughout. At 3,000 sq ft, it can fit 22,000 people.

She stacked it with Islamic works (Qur’ans, #Hadith collections, etc).
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Crash course: I teach a paper called 'The Anthropology of Evil' at @Otago. It just got very real. This thread will unpack some ideas from the course in relation to the #ChristchurchTERRORISTattack. Questions, not answers. #anthropology #anthrotwitter #ChristchurchMosqueAttack [1]
When the world is shattered, human meaning-making kicks in fast. We try to 'locate' evil within existing worldviews, including theological, secular, and academic. We collectively ask what/who/where, & WHY?! This gives us the social resources to assign blame, prescribe action. [2]
What is 'evil'? An inherent quality of a person? Their intention/motivation? The action itself? The consequences of the action? Watch how the media and legal system frames this for #ChristchurchTerrorAttack. And what about a white supremacist who has never committed violence? [3]
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Hey #anthrotwitter, we compiled a list of #anthropology and anthro-adjacent #podcasts. Read to the end, it's good all the way down.

Share widely! If we missed some, let us know & we'll add them. @AmericanAnthro @JasonAntrosio @anthroworks @EASAinfo #humanitiespodcasts #scicomm
.@thisanthrolife Crowdsourcing the Human Condition.

Contra* from @criticaldesignl, a podcast about disability, design justice, & the lifeworld.

@AnthroAlert, bridging the gap between academic & applied anthropology, providing an anthropological perspective to current events.
.@sfaapodcasts, sessions from the annual meetings of the society for applied anthropology.

@survivesocpod, every ep we each pick a topic that has made us angry, & talk about why it matters from a sociological perspective.
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So, this year I changed schools
Enrolled for a Masters in Social Anthropology with Wits University
The dept has been nothing but supportive you guys 😢
So, I'm gonna do an appreciative thread profiling Wits Anthropology
#AnthroTwitter 😊
You can find the department at the Robert Sobukwe Block (formerly Central Block) at the Wits Main Campus (East campus) located in the Braamfontein, Johannesburg
The department is under the School of Social Sciences in the Humanities faculty
The faculty hosts about 7 schools
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#AnthroTwitter #anthropology PhD students, MA students and Recent PhDs (oh everyone) if your department were to have a "Professional stuff you need to know that not enough faculty talk about" seminar for graduate students what topics would you want covered in it?
Here is what I have so far: Job letters, post doc apps, how to organize post field work (e.g. notes, archive materials, interview materials), how to get stared writing your diss, outlines (or not), how to write and deliver a job talk, ........
..... How to manage time (e.g. how to write, write grants, teach, mentor graduate students, mentor undergraduate students, do service, INCLUDING - how to change a chapter or dissertation writing into an article - what after [or out of] the dissertation research? ...
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