I was an anthropologist before I knew it was a profession. I found in anthropology the potential to think critically, worldly/other-wordly, be experimental and cultivate a genuine curiosity for the world–in all its glory and hardship. Throughout my studies, I benefited from the mentorship of many talented professors who have enabled me to tune my curiosity into the workings of power, politics and the potential for hope throughout the travails of earning a PhD in Anthropology.
What I share here is the product of my curiosity. What I share does not represent the agency I am affiliated with nor does it necessarily reflect my life there. What “living the agency life” has alerted me to is the workings of all sorts of power relationships that may be unremarkable and subtle and thus remain unremarked. Using the inspiration I find from agency life I hope to unravel some of the seeming norms of contemporary work, unpack new managerialism and its tendency towards neo-liberalism, and create a spark for ongoing discussions about the intersection of work, life and their relationship to broader social trends.
Come with me as I explore these issues. You can also find me on Twitter: @AnthGrad
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