Kerim's Micro Blog

Does a dog feel a profound sense of mono no aware (物の哀れ) when it destroys a favorite toy?

A new day in New Taipei

I could never understand why airlines discourage you from checking luggage. Turns out that extra space is used for paid cargo.

While meetings like #amanth2018 can be overwhelming, you are sure to meet lots of amazing young scholars who are, at great personal cost, and with little hope of landing a TT job, nonetheless doing amazing, relevant, scholarship. Depressing, yes, but also inspiring! 加油!

Will an ambitious Chinese-built rail line through the Himalayas lead to a debt trap for Nepal?

Falling Population Squeezes Taiwan’s Universities

Not only are ‪@soclinganth‬ student memberships free, but they plan to offer (a limited number of) travel grants to students and non-TT faculty who present papers at the conference! #AmAnth2018

The Society of Linguistic Anthropology ‪@soclinganth‬ is the fourth largest AAA ‪@AmericanAnthro‬ section, by number of members, out of 42 sections! #AmAnth2018

A Black Man Can’t Have a Torah?

Too hard to translate soup

Susan Philips: “For Jane Hill, no language was ever alone.” #amanth2018

Dolores Huerta, in her opening keynote at #AmAnth2018 asked us to remember the names of the UFW Martyrs:…

The Political Theology of Trump

I only got to watch the first half of “The Big Call” 《猜猜我是誰》on the plane, but if you’ve been waiting for a blockbuster action drama about Chinese phone scammers…

UT San Antonio Prof called the police on African American student who had propped her feet up on the seat in front of her

My first electric scooter ride in the brisk morning air woke me up better than caffeine!

Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips

Clever Map Shows the True Size of Countries

Is Gender Written Into Your Skeleton?

These guys have found a way to see through walls using ambient Wi-Fi signals and an ordinary smartphone.

Young Activists Go Missing in China, Raising Fears of Crackdown

Striking Marriott Workers in San Jose Agree to Contract #AmAnth2018 #dendum

How colonial violence came home: the ugly truth of the first world war

If the United States had open borders, how many immigrants would come?

Octavia Butler on “company towns” in science fiction (Parable of the Sower):