A Future In Coffee?

A few weeks ago, when I panicked about health insurance, sick leave, and paid leave (what a dream!), I applied for a job as barista. With very mixed feelings. Did I do my PhD, investing so much time, money, and (mental) health, to become a barista? I started thinking. What if they want me? And, … Continue reading A Future In Coffee?

The Precariat

The Precariat. I did not know we have a term for this socioeconomic state. But apparently, we have had a name for it for quite a while—since the 1980s, according to Macmillan. A combination of ‘precarious’ and ‘proletariat,’ the precariat originally described temporary workers without a social safety net or employment protection. Since 2011, the … Continue reading The Precariat

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Tony Robbins

Welcome, my dear visitors, to The Struggling Anthropologist. You probably stumbled upon my blog while searching for something else, but I invite you to look around and come back in the future. As an anthropology student, I wrote the occasional blog post. But I never saw myself as a blogger. So please bear with me … Continue reading “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Tony Robbins