We’re back y’all! Thank you for accommodating our much needed break. In return, we’re giving you one: no readings! In this episode, Brendane and Alyssa debrief on the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association that was held in Baltimore from November 17-21, 2021. We kiki and spill tea on what we expected from the conference (Alyssa’s first!), our favorite moments and panels, our desired professorial aesthetics, and which professors were doing the wobble at the Association of Black Anthropologists’ 50th anniversary reception. In true ZD fashion, we distinguish between critique and anti-blackness in demands for solidarity – in sum: Black folks aren’t carrying you across the bridge to liberation.
In the second part of the episode, we discuss conference do’s and don’ts, particularly around cultivating mentors, how you spend your time, and not feeling pressured to present early in your program or career.
Finally, it was such a pleasure meeting everyone IRL and having the opportunity to share space and ideas with you. Our hearts are full!
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