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Anthropology for Liberation assessments

lorenagibson , November 17th, 2022

Over the past few years I have been sharing the readings I assign for an undergraduate course I teach at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, Anthropology for…

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Anthropology for Liberation readings 3.0

lorenagibson , September 3rd, 2021

2021 marks the fourth year I have taught Anthropology for Liberation, an undergraduate course in the Cultural Anthropology Programme at Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington. The course…

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Book review: Citizen Designs (2021) by Eli Elinoff

lorenagibson , August 23rd, 2021

The University of Hawaiʻi Press has been publishing some excellent books lately, including Eli Elinoff’s first monograph, Citizen Designs: City-Making and Democracy in Northeastern Thailand (20…

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Anthropology for Liberation readings 2.0

lorenagibson , January 31st, 2020

In 2017 I taught a new course for the first time: Anthropology for Liberation. Here’s the short course description: How can Anthropology advance human emancipation from racism, gender…

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Christchurch Mosque Attacks: A Public Syllabus

lorenagibson , March 18th, 2019

My colleague Catherine Trundle is working with students and staff from our School at Victoria University of Wellington on this important syllabus about the Christchurch Mosque Attacks. The…


Welcome to The New Outrigger!

lorenagibson , February 21st, 2019

This is a new website initiative from ANU Pacific Studies PhD students Bianca Hennessy (who I met in 2017 when she visited Va’aomanū Pasifika at Victoria University of…


East Side Orchestras: Music and Social Change

lorenagibson , February 15th, 2018

I am currently working on a research project that looks at the social impacts of Arohanui Strings, Porirua Soundscapes, and Virtuoso Strings. These groups provide free, Sistema-inspired orchestral mus…


New Zealand-born and internationally raised

lorenagibson , February 14th, 2018

I am delighted to welcome writer Cileme Venkateswar to anthropod. This is the third post in my series on doing fieldwork with kids, and in it Cileme (who…


Doing fieldwork with kids: Part II

lorenagibson , January 16th, 2018

Thanks to some amazing role models in the School of People, Environment and Planning at Massey University, where I studied, I have always known that it is possible…


What we’ve been writing: public anthropology from vic

lorenagibson , September 20th, 2017

Check out some recent work by my colleagues in the Cultural Anthropology programme vicanthropology It’s been a while since we’ve posted on vicanthropology, but everyone’s been busy elsewhere….


Anthropology for Liberation readings

lorenagibson , June 13th, 2017

Next trimester I’m teaching a new course, Anthropology for Liberation. Here’s the course description: How can anthropology advance human emancipation from racism, gender inequality, class …


Pacific Reading PDFs Update (12/20/16)

lorenagibson , June 5th, 2017

I have just found this amazing resource/blog – highly recommend checking it out if you are interested in Oceania. Beauty of Oceania LINK TO PACIFIC READING DROPBOX These…


Anthropology under my skin

lorenagibson , May 12th, 2017

What follows is the text of the presentation I gave as part of the the Reclaiming Anthropology panel during the Anthropology in Aotearoa Symposium held at Victoria University…


Join us to celebrate 50 years of Anthropology at VUW (May 10-12)

lorenagibson , April 20th, 2017

Come join our celebration! You’ll get to hear Dame Joan Metge, Dame Prof Anne Salmond, Prof Michael Jackson, and a host of other anthropologists. All welcome. vicanthropology This…


SOMAA Research Roundup

lorenagibson , April 18th, 2017

Roundup of medical anthropology research in Aotearoa New Zealand. SOMAA Welcome to our first SOMAA research roundup. Here you’ll find brief summaries and links to recent publications by SOMAA members…


Tales of becoming a public anthropologist

lorenagibson , March 27th, 2017

Thoughtful piece on becoming a public anthropologist in Aotearoa New Zealand by my colleague Catherine Trundle vicanthropology Academics are increasingly called upon to apply their skills and knowled…


Medical anthropologists in/of Aotearoa meet for launch and symposium

lorenagibson , February 20th, 2017

Sorry to miss what looks like a great symposium and launch of the new Society of Medical Anthropology in Aotearoa. SOMAA By Nayantara Sheoran Appleton. On Wednesday February…


50 years of Anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington

lorenagibson , February 10th, 2017

Save the date and join us for our 50th anniversary of anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington #038;d=identicon&%23038;r=G’ class=’avatar avatar-32′ height=’32’ width=’32’ />vicanthropology In 2017 Cultural Anthropology at…


Join us for Ethnography Shelf – an ethnography reading club online and in person

lorenagibson , February 1st, 2017

vicanthropology In our previous blog post, Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich noted that her resolution for 2017 is to read six ethnographies.  Inspired by this and all the different ethnographies we…


“He’s the least racist person I know”: Racism, the Mad Butcher and Empathy

lorenagibson , January 10th, 2017

Great piece by my colleague Catherine Trundle. vicanthropology We’ve all been reading about the celebrity New Zealand businessman the Mad Butcher (Peter Leitch) and his so-called ‘friendly banter’….


Survey participants wanted: Music education in Porirua Schools

lorenagibson , November 16th, 2016

Do you know any young people who attend school in Porirua? I would like to invite them to participate in a survey about music education in Porirua schools….


#AAA2016 Melanesia Interest Group Business Meeting

lorenagibson , November 16th, 2016

Those of you attending this year’s annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association are warmly invited to attend the annual Business Meeting of the Melanesia Interest Group, which…


AAA 2016 papers relating to Oceania

lorenagibson , November 9th, 2016

The programme for the 115th annual meeeting of the American Anthropological Association (16-20 November) in Minneapolis is now available. I have compiled a list of sessions, papers and…


SOMAA Launch Symposium with Marcia Inhorn as Keynote

lorenagibson , October 31st, 2016

SOMAA Call for Papers SOMAA will be launched in February 2017 at a one-day symposium at Victoria University of Wellington. Professor Marcia Inhorn (Yale University) will be the keynote speaker. The …