Anthropological fieldwork into ‘outsourced’ asylum measures in Nauru and Guatemala reveal how they actually work - and don’t work - in practice.
The collapse of a US bank is the latest crisis for central banks to deal with. But rather than being saviours of the global economy, what if they are actually a big part of the problem?
Interviews with religious and spiritual sex workers examine how these seemingly opposite life choices can interconnect and coexist.
Where once religion was a dominant force in society, now many more people reserve their faith for sport. But could the church use this to build a new following?
My research suggests City firms’ efforts to deliver more equal representation at the top have not worked because they were never meant to.
I was in a region in southern Sweden’s Northland in September 2021 to find out more about a group of people who were staunchly against COVID-19 vaccinations.
Photographing the lives of women meth users in rural America.
Britain is now desperately short of workers in some sectors. Yet our interviews with 100 women aged 50 and over show how hard it is for them to find secure employment
A lost album by the late Prince, set for release in 2023, promises to highlight how the pop pioneer played with gender roles.
To understand the potential for machine learning to transform medicine, we must go back to the controversial origins of data use in healthcare
The Conversation’s long reads editors choose some of their favourite reads of the year.
There are around 200 supervised injection facilities around the world but the UK government remains opposed to their introduction
Nurses describe what it is like to work on the NHS frontline – and what the cost is to them.
In contrast to their depiction in most mafia films, women are an integral part of these groups with their own criminal knowledge and capacity for violence
Most young people regard reining in the big social media platforms as only part of the solution to the ‘relentless stream’ of abuse and shaming they experience online
New data mapping death sentences in the Gulf states once again highlights Qatar’s questionable human rights record.
In England and Wales perpetrators of one of the gravest violent crimes, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, are very unlikely to receive any punishment at all
Ruth Itzhaki has spent more than 30 years researching whether certain common viruses play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s. But for years her research was greeted with hostility.
Researchers spoke to families of athletes who had suffered from traumatic brain injuries during their sporting careers.
The gravity of the current situation is obscuring a less visible crisis – a failure of political imagination