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Welcome to the Anthropozine

nckawa , November 22nd, 2021

Anthropozine Pop-Up at #AAA2021Baltimore

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#AmAnth2021: Anthropological Engagements with Optimism?

nckawa , November 16th, 2021

This year’s American Anthropological Association meeting is likely to be one of the weirder ones in recent memory. The general feeling is that: 1) the conference costs far…

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Wicked Science

nckawa , August 13th, 2021

Wicked problems defy easy resolution and are plaqued by disagreements over their fundamental nature and cause (Credit: image by Via Sannevanderbeek) A recent article I published with colleagues…

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No-Till: A Win-Win for Soil Conservation?

nckawa , May 27th, 2021

No-till is a soil conservation practice that has been widely adopted by Midwestern farmers. Many have described it as a “win-win” for soil conservation because it offers benefits…

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Wasted: An Inquiry into the Management of Human Excrement

nckawa , May 5th, 2021

The Department of Anthropology at SUNY-Brockport was kind enough to invite me to share some insights from my ongoing research examining the use of human waste as a…

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Debating the Origins of the Anthropocene (on NPR)

nckawa , March 17th, 2021

This morning, National Public Radio aired a short segment on scientific investigation and debate surrounding the origins of the Anthropocene. The story considers the mid-20th century date proposed…

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Memoria y Salud Andino-Amazónica

nckawa , January 4th, 2021

En el 18 de julio de 2020, participé en un evento interdisciplinario organizado por el grupo estudiantil Abya Yala (de Ohio State) y el Foro Permanente de Estudios,…

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Placing the Anthropos in the Anthropocene

nckawa , November 24th, 2020

Jeff Hoelle and I just wrapped up proofs on an article that will be part of a special issue dedicated to the Anthropocene in the Annals of the…

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Thinking with Soils

nckawa , June 22nd, 2020

The new edited volume Thinking with Soils – edited by Juan Francisco Salazar, Céline Granjou, Matthew Kearnes, Anna Krzywoszynska, and Manuel Tironi – is now available. You can…

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Toward a Tactical Anthropology

Plants that Keep the Bad Vibes Away

nckawa , May 5th, 2020

A special issue on “Phyto-Communicability” will be coming out in the journal Ethnos at the end of this year. I contributed a research article to the issue that…

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Anthropocene Unseen: A Lexicon

nckawa , February 7th, 2020

The edited volume Anthropocene Unseen: A Lexicon, edited by Cymene Howe and Anand Pandian, was just published by Punctum Books and is available in pdf format FOR FREE…

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Little Free Zine Library in the Collaboratorium @ Ohio State

nckawa , December 6th, 2019

As students and I have been creating more zines (both through classes and research projects), we have started to build a critical mass of them. You can now…

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New Zine on the History of Sanitation

nckawa , August 29th, 2019

Our zine “Infrastructural Digest” is now completed(!) and 250 copies have just been printed for the opening of the Privy2 demonstration garden. The zine features original artwork and…

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Night Soil and the Metabolic Rift

nckawa , July 19th, 2019

Our latest article is out, which examines the history and cross-cultural management of human waste (or “night soil”) as an agricultural resource. The paper grew out of a…

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nckawa , July 10th, 2019

This summer I’ve been working with students and colleagues in the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State to install a demonstration garden, titled “Privy2: Biosolids and You.”…

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Show & Tell: Using Sensorial Art to Teach Environmental Anthropology

nckawa , June 26th, 2019

When I first started teaching an environmental anthropology class several years ago, I wanted students to develop group projects that could potentially address some local environmental problem or…

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A Story of Us

nckawa , March 8th, 2019

For the past several years, the graduate students of the Ohio State Department of Anthropology have produced A Story of Us, a podcast that is sponsored by the…

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The Social Network of US Academic Anthropology and Its Inequalities

nckawa , December 28th, 2018

This project has taken several years to come together, but I’m happy to share that “The Social Network of US Academic Anthropology and Its Inequalities” was recently published…

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nckawa , December 19th, 2018

Rather than do terms papers or group presentations for my History of Anthropological Theory class this semester, I had students work in groups to develop zines based on…

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Wakanda University at #AmAnth2018

nckawa , November 20th, 2018

Elizabeth Chin, @nidhisrathore, @allergyPhD, @dorinnekondo, Chibundo Egwuatu & others at #WakandaUniversity gave us an alternative vision of what the space of the AAA conference can be like, look…

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Urban Amazonian Show & Tell at #AmAnth18

nckawa , November 10th, 2018

At this year’s AAA meeting, I’ll be presenting a paper on a panel titled “The Cultural Work of Aesthetics: Brazilian Notions of the Beautiful and the Crafting of…

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