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Summer 2021 Letter From the Editors

The editors: Rashawn Ray (right) and Fabio Rojas (left). Photo by Alisha Kirchoff. The great sociologist Erving Goffman taught … Read More

Spring 2021 Letter from the Editors

Fabio Rojas and Rashawn Ray, Editors of Contexts Magazine. (Photo by Alisha Kirchoff) The COVID-19 pandemic has not only … Read More

Winter 2021 Letters from the Editors: New Ethnographies of the Global South

From the Contexts Editors: This past year has been a challenge in many ways. Still, it has been a pleasure … Read More

Fall 2020 letter from the editors

Fabio Rojas and Rashawn Ray, Editors of Contexts Magazine. (Photo by Alisha Kirchoff) On the day of the 2020 … Read More

Letters from the Editors

From the Contexts Editors: One of our primary goals as editors of Contexts magazine is to highlight and center scholarship … Read More

Working to Live: Winter 2020

In January 2020, a man robbed a pharmacy by handing the cashier a note stating: “Give me all the money. I’m sorry, I have … Read More

Letter from the Editors, Fall 2019

When Star Trek debuted in 1966, the 23rd century space explorers used all kinds of magical gadgets. One of these magical inventions was called a … Read More

Letter from the Editors, Summer 2019

Freedom? Inherently, we imagine that freedom is, indeed, free. The right to free speech, the right to religion, the right to bear arms, … Read More

Letter from the Editors, Spring 2019

Close your eyes. Imagine a world where it is just as easy to move from Mexico to California as it is from Philadelphia to … Read More

from the editors: winter 2019

wealth inequality: winter 2019 Reminiscent of scenes from the 1930s Great Depression, hundreds of federal workers in near freezing temperatures were wrapped around a shopping … Read More