Author

Elisa J. Sobo

Elisa J. Sobo

Elisa (EJ) Sobo, professor and chair of anthropology at San Diego State University, is a sociocultural anthropologist. She is past president of the Society for Medical Anthropology and a longstanding member of the editorial boards of Anthropology and Medicine, Medical Anthropology, and Medical Anthropology Quarterly. Sobo has published thirteen books.

COMMENTARY

Land acknowledgments too often erase American Indians and sanitize history | Opinion

By: , and - October 14, 2021

Many events these days begin with land acknowledgments: earnest statements acknowledging that activities are taking place, or institutions, businesses and even homes are built, on land previously owned by Indigenous peoples. And many organizations now call on employees to incorporate such statements not only at events but in email signatures, videos, syllabuses and so on. […]