Anthro & Activism

As part of the virtual issue, Reflections from Occupied Worlds, we asked authors to reflect on how they have navigated doing both anthropology and activism.

Budi Hernawan, a Franciscan friar with a PhD in socio-legal studies, and Eben Kirksey, author of Freedom in Entangled Worlds: West Papua and the Architecture of Global Power, offer their thoughts on how they have studied the West Papuan independence movement and how they have endeavored to raise the visibility of its West Papuans’ strife under Indonesian rule. The conversation delves into tensions laden within anthropological inquiry, activism, and anthropological inquiry into activism, as well as the politics and desires unpinning them.

The full transcript available here.