Tag: anthropology and education

#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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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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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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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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What Happens When We Flush? Public Talk at Whetstone Library

nckawa , October 11th, 2018

If you want to learn about all the fascinating things central Ohio does with its so-called “human waste,” come to this public talk I’ll be giving at Whetstone…

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U.S. Academic Anthropology’s Hiring Network

nckawa , July 23rd, 2018

A paper I authored with several colleagues titled “The Social Network of U.S. Academic Anthropology and Its Inequalities” was recently accepted by American Anthropologist and will be publ…

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Lee Hoffer on the Opioid Epidemic

nckawa , April 2nd, 2018

Last week, the OSU Undergraduate Anthropology Club invited Lee Hoffer, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University, to give a guest lecture on the opioid epidemic….

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How Academic Hierarchy Shapes the Distribution of Precarity

nckawa , March 22nd, 2018

Yesterday, Cultural Anthropology updated its recent forum on academic precarity with several additional essays, including one that I wrote about the role that academic hierarchy plays in shaping…

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Margaret’s Mead: C&A’s First Zine

nckawa , September 5th, 2017

Last week, we printed off the first zine produced by the Culture & Agriculture section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). It’s a collaborative effort with essays, art, and…

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