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The Geek Anthropologist is a blog where geekiness, online communities and science-fiction are analysed through the perspective of socio-cultural anthropology. Definitions of geek identity, the representation of ethnic groups in science-fiction and the importance of video games in people’s life are some of the many topics explored in the anthropology posts.
The Geek Anthropologist is a blog where geekiness, online communities and science-fiction are analysed through the perspective of socio-cultural anthropology. Definitions of geek identity, the representation of ethnic groups in science-fiction and the importance of video games in people’s life are some of the many topics explored in the anthropology posts.

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By Emma Louise Backe Dolores Abernathy—titular host in HBO’s Westworld series—spends most of the second season with a gun on her hip and a constellation of blood spattering her white blouse and porcelain skin. From playing the victim and ingenue in the…
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By Savannah Mandel  Have you ever seen Elysium? It’s a 2013 science fiction movie directed by Neill Blomkamp about a future Earth where the elitist upper echelon of the wealthy live on a utopian space station called Elysium, while the inhabitants of Earth…
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Over the past several days, the anthropological community has been forced to confront instances of abuse, exploitation and discrimination latent in the discipline. A tweet from Cultural Anthropology asking, “Are there things you wish you could say…
Anthro Reckoning and Reconnaissance
Anthro Reckoning and Reconnaissance
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You ever see those quippy article titles–the perfect combination of academic punnery and inside theory humor–pop up on your newsfeed, only to click through and discover that your elevated expectations of incisive analysis and critique aren’t met? In the…
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The Geek Anthropologist is excited to welcome two new members to our editorial team! Laya Liebseller and Alissa Whitmore are joining us as acquisitions editors, which means that we have thoroughly deputized them to kick down your door and demand that you…
Introducing Our New Team Members
Introducing Our New Team Members
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The Geek Anthropologist is excited to welcome two new members to our editorial team! Laya Liebseller and Alissa Whitmore are joining us as acquisitions editors, which means that we have thoroughly deputized them to kick down your door and demand that you…
Introducing Our New Team Members
Introducing Our New Team Members
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By Emma Louise Backe The lights on the stage dim, a lone spotlight hovering over a dark figure clad in loose robes. Just as Kylo Ren’s red lightsaber ignites, the tinkling overtures of Frozen’s “Let it Go” begin, providing the musical backdrop for Stella…
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By Priya Chandrasekaran, Taylor C. Nelms, Valerie Olson, Elizabeth Reddy, Heather Thomas, and Nicholas Welcome At the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association in late 2017, a group of anthropologists came clean about their science and…
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The Geek Anthropologist editorial team is looking to add an Acquisitions Editor! Interested? Read on! Know someone who might be interested? Let them know!

The Geek Anthropologist editorial team is looking to add an Acquisitions Editor! Interested? Read on! Know someone who might be interested? Let them know! Position notice in PDF form Acquisitions Editor Job Summary: The Acquisitions Editor is the member…
Acquisitions Editor Position
Acquisitions Editor Position
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Happy Anthropology Day! So far this year at The Geek Anthropologist we have been spending a lot of time thinking and talking about what we want to accomplish with the site. We’re setting new goals and dreaming big about what the intersection of…
A 2018 Anthropology Day Manifesto
A 2018 Anthropology Day Manifesto
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