To work as a translator is to encounter a text with an active desire in mind, a desire that both constitutes and modifies the way that text is experienced.
Latinx athletes have forged new identities, cultivated community, and anchored themselves in spaces that were not created for them.
Benzion Netanyahu—father of the former prime minister—is not the protagonist; rather, it is his scholarship and the practice of history itself.
Figuring out how people became fascists was the aim of Adorno and his colleagues’ 1950 study, The Authoritarian Personality. Has the answer changed?
Transhumanists want to transcend humanity. Where does that leave anthropology?
In both World Wars, France used West African “colonial conscripts.” Deployed on the front lines, they were often the first to be killed.
What do we see when looking at art from the perspective of the infrastructures that sustain it?
“Precedent” is one of the key mechanisms for restraining autocratic legalism, as demonstrated by the Trump campaign’s tactics following the 2020 election.
Racial-justice movements in higher education offer a template for how to dislodge education’s focus on entrenching prestige.
What right does a society have to extoll freedom as its highest virtue if that same society is dependent on the unfreedom of others?
The dead, the disappeared, and the forgotten—these Iberian poems make clear—can never be safely put away.
Landlords’, bosses’ and schools’ intrusion of surveillance technologies into the home extends the carceral state into domestic space.
What words politicians say matters. But which words they use is often the result not of individual choices, but of collective action over years.
The same 17th-century society that enabled Johannes Kepler to make his famed astronomical discoveries also accused his own mother of witchcraft.
South African literature has long struggled to become drought-resistant: its plotlines, and even its paper production, presuppose abundant water.
In the contemporary United States, higher education does more to exaggerate than relieve class and cultural divisions.
“I don’t quite know what Murphy means by baroque or what he means by camp, but Murphy has never been able to discern tone.”
Some Mexican filmmakers now mirror global stereotypes about Mexico’s violence, which make the films legible for international liberal audiences.
Guadalupe Maravilla makes multimedia art to grapple with his “traumatic experiences” as a unaccompanied child and undocumented migrant.
Since all data can now be used for immigration enforcement, universities cannot assume that collecting data on their students is safe.