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Niche Partitioning in Javelinas (Pecari Tajacu) and Feral Hogs (Sus scrofa) in Texas: Research Poster

Anthropology365 , May 16th, 2022

Javelinas, also known as collared peccaries (Pecari tajacu), are the only peccary species native to North America. Despite their porcine appearance, peccaries (Family Tayassuidae) are not pigs (Famil…

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Dissertation Proposal Defense- Negotiating Landscapes: A Study of Human-Javelina Relations in Texas

Javelinas and Texas Ebony Trees in South Texas

Anthropology365 , February 26th, 2022

Texas Ebony trees (Ebenopsis ebano) is a species of legume native to South Texas. These trees produce large bean pods (see below) that ripen and fall to the…

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Environment, Labour and Capitalism at Sea (Book Review)

guestanthropologist , February 1st, 2022

by Connie Scott “Fish simply appear in supermarkets” (p.209), writes Penny McCall Howard. Most consumers have little or no awareness of where their fish comes from, or of…

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Mosquito Trails: Ecology, Health, and the Politics of Entanglement (Book Review)

guestanthropologist , January 14th, 2022

By Jack Payne-Cook If I was asked by someone unfamiliar with anthropology to provide an example of the contemporary relevance of the discipline, I would consider offering Alex…

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“Of Peccaries and People: Perception and Politics in the Texas Hill Country” RAI Anthropology and Conservation Conference Talk 2021

Anthropology365 , November 5th, 2021

On October 27, I presented some of my preliminary research at the Royal Anthropological Institute’s 2021 Anthropology and Conservation conference at the “Living with Diversity in a More-t…

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A Rat’s Journey There and Back Again

Anthropology365 , September 14th, 2021

In early August of this year, my partner and I took a much needed vacation to South Padre Island. While visiting, we decided to go snorkeling in Laguna…

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On Drones and Ectoplasms: Breath of Gaia

Angeliki Malakasioti , August 19th, 2021

(Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of the Thematic Series Data Swarms Revisited) Painting form the art project On Drones and Ectoplasms: Breath of Gaia. ©Angeliki Malakasioti…


Qualifying Exam Essay: Javelinas in SPAAAACE and Time

Anthropology365 , August 13th, 2021

I have passed my qualifying exams and so am making my essays available on my blog. The other essays can be found: Attending to Animals in Anthropology and…

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Qualifying Exam Essay: Attending to Animals in Anthropology

Anthropology365 , August 13th, 2021

I have passed my qualifying exams and so am making my essays available on my blog. The other essays can be found: Power and Politics Within and Beyond…

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Fieldwork Diary July 8-9, 2021

Anthropology365 , July 12th, 2021

I am conducting research across Texas on Human and javelina relations. I am interested in how humans and other animals negotiate space at sites of encounter. During this…

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Anthrophile , June 5th, 2021

“Man not only survives and functions in his environment, he shapes it and he is shaped by it.” —    Renè Dubos My first venture into the rural outskirts…


From Mink to the Wild: COVID-19 through the Mirror of Sylvatic Plague by Jules Skotnes-Brown

Jules Skotnes-Brown , April 2nd, 2021

Even as pandemic response is focused on understanding, controlling and preventing COVID-19 among humans, a ghost haunts epidemiological concerns about the disease: reverse-zoonotic sylvatic Covid. Or…


Envisioning a Different Park: Border Walls, Transborder Ties, and Militarized Ecologies

Manuel G. Galaviz , February 11th, 2021

When news broke out on January 20th, 2021, that newly inaugurated President Joe Biden signed a proclamation ending Trump’s Executive Order 9844, which declared a national emergency at…


Shadows, Ambiguity, and More-Than-Human Politics

Anthropology365 , December 8th, 2020

My first glimpse of a peccary/javelina at one of my fieldsites. I am currently working on a manuscript exploring the ways that both literal and metaphorical shadows produce…

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The Silence before the Silent Spring: Narratives of Modernity and the Silences around the Toxicity of Pesticide Use

Abhigya , December 8th, 2020

Pesticide-use and the control of pest populations with synthetic chemicals are a subset of the history of the “modernization” of agricultural practices. This narrative positions pesticides as an…


Adventures with Peccaries pt. 3

Anthropology365 , October 31st, 2020

Here is some javelina video during fieldwork on October 30, 2020.

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Field Research: Laguna Atascosa NWR October 2020

Reading the Assamese Folktale of Tejimola through an Inter-Species Lens: Understanding Life as a Verb instead of a Noun

Chitra , October 1st, 2020

By Paloma Bhattacharjee, National Museum Institute, New Delhi § The Capacity of Stories Burhi Aair Xadhu (loosely translated as Grandmother’s Tales) is a corpus of Assamese folktales coll…


Half for me and the rest for the bees

standplaatswereld , October 1st, 2020

By Salma Bel Lahdab El Hommad Hatidze Muratova, a fiftyish-year-old Turkish speaking woman, accompanied by her old mother and her precious bees, lives in the middle of a…

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Adventures with Peccaries pt. 2

Anthropology365 , September 26th, 2020

I spent time out in the Hill Country, north of San Antonio ,Texas. The clan that I worked with on this trip was made up of 8 total…

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Adventures with Peccaries: pt. 1

Anthropology365 , September 20th, 2020

I am currently in the early stages of designing a multispecies project working with the Cofán, an Indigenous people of Amazonian Ecuador, and two species of peccaries (white-lipped…

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The Epistemology of Cutting and the Metaphysics of Continuities

colinhoag , June 23rd, 2020

By Meredith Root-Bernstein, Musée de l’Homme, Paris, France; Center of Sustainability and Applied Ecology, Santiago, Chile; Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity, Santiago, Chile §   Confinement …


Upcoming Pilot Research

Anthropology365 , June 12th, 2020

As of today I have submitted all of the required paperwork (IACUC, Occupational Health, Special Use Permit Application) . I will be collecting data on behavior and the…

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