Author: Carole McGranahan

I am an anthropologist and historian of Tibet, and a professor at the University of Colorado. I conduct research, write, lecture, and teach. At any given time, I am probably working on one of the following projects: Tibet, British empire, and the Pangdatsang family; the CIA as an ethnographic subject; contemporary US empire; the ongoing self-immolations in Tibet; the Chushi Gangdrug resistance army; refugee citizenship in the Tibetan diaspora (Canada, India, Nepal, USA); and, anthropology as theoretical storytelling.

Farewell, Thanks, and a Top Ten List

Farewell, Thanks, and a Top Ten List

All good things must come to an end. In truth, however, I think it’s only some good things that must come to an end and my time at Anthrodendum is one of them. After six years blogging here (and on our earlier site Savage Minds), the time has come to move on to other things. As I told my fellow co-bloggers in an email, in this turbulent political moment as both a mid-career professor and mother of a pre-teen and {+}

What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Professor

What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Professor

There is power in wisdom, and sometimes wisdom rests in community. Over the years, as I’ve mentored grad students, I have shared with them the things I wished someone had told me before I became a (tenure-track) professor. My list, however, was only ever that: a list based on my personal experiences. Others had other stories to tell, and so this weekend, I reached out to twenty-odd professor friends to share what was on their lists. The crowd-sourced list below {+}