Author: Takami Delisle

“That” Moment of Clarity

Takami Delisle , August 31st, 2016


Over dinner at a cozy beachfront restaurant in Florida, my dear friend from Costa Rica sadly talked about the devastating Orlando shooting that killed 49 people and wounded…


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Anthropology Students of Color

Takami Delisle , August 23rd, 2016


When I was an anthropology graduate student, I often found myself in an ambiguous place as someone who isn’t white. I swallowed my words, one too many times,…


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Rethinking Pedagogy of Race in Anthropology, Part 2

Takami Delisle , August 17th, 2016


[Continuing from Part 1] Thinking about my experience of teaching race, I feel that I fell short when it came to conveying to my students what “race” has…


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Rethinking Pedagogy of Race in Anthropology, Part 1

Takami Delisle , August 16th, 2016


Every time I see articles/essays about racial issues on media news, I often read through the comments posted from other readers to see what folks out there are…


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Anthropology outside Anthropology, Part 2

Takami Delisle , August 11th, 2016


You can find Part 1 here. My patients sometimes present me with an opportunity to reflect on anthropological literature through our brief and yet candid conversations. By rule,…


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Anthropology outside Anthropology, Part 1

Takami Delisle , August 8th, 2016


“I’m an anthropologist by training and I work as a medical interpreter.” When I tell this to people from anthropology backgrounds, I often receive sympathetic groans from them,…


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