Tag: Graduate School

Powerpoint Karaoke, a Ph.D. Version

Zhou Zhou , April 14th, 2022

This browser does not support HTML5 audio Listen to an audio recording of this post read by Zhou Zhou “You win the lottery! You are a millionaire! You…


(Almost) Native Ethnography meets the heat of the Tunisian Desert

My Reflections Two Years After Surviving a Classroom Shooting

Anthropology365 , April 30th, 2021

Today marks two years since a classroom shooting happened while teaching my final class at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Six students were shot, two of which…

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Clara del Junco , February 9th, 2021

Introduction: Why a zine? Clara del Junco and Mathilde Gerbelli-Gauthier In this post, we’re sharing some excerpts from Burnout: a zine about academia, travel, and climate change that…


“Burn Him”: Midsommar, Horror and Anthropology

Emma Louise Backe , October 30th, 2020

[Content and spoiler warning: This piece discusses key plot points from the film Midsommar and includes descriptions of suicide and racial violence.] When the five main characters of…

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What 9/11 Taught Me about COVID-19

Guest Contributor , April 27th, 2020

Anthrodendum welcomes guest blogger David Vine, Professor of Anthropology at American University in Washington, DC. He is the author of Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S….


I did a thing (and it has to do with researching African American Breastfeeding in Mississippi)

Acquanda Stanford , December 18th, 2018

[Image]: My (fully loaded) car in front of the state sign. It reads: Welcome To Mississippi – Birthplace of America’s Music. I finally made it to Mississippi –…

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Breastfeeding Research in Mississippi

Acquanda Stanford , August 21st, 2018

I’ve had a ton of conversations about breastfeeding and PhD work with my life coach, friends and colleagues. After mulling over everything for some time I’m here, working…

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The #HiddenCurriculum of Applying to Graduate School (for Anthropology)

Dick , July 31st, 2018

A recent conversation on #AcademicTwitter has been about the #HiddenCurriculum, that is, all the things that you’re expected to know but are never formally taught or the hidden…


Diasporic Fields of Belonging

Takami S. Delisle , June 7th, 2018

I collect stories about U.S. anthropology graduate training experience from racially minoritized individuals across color lines and borders. I document these narratives emerging from this broad collec…


Guest Post: An Open Letter to Anthropology

Dick Powis , June 6th, 2018

[The following is a guest post by graduate student of anthropology. All names have been changed.] Dear Anthropology, I want you to know why I feel the way…


Marching for Science w/Valorie Aquino – This Anthro Life

Ryan Collins , April 11th, 2018

On this episode of This Anthro Life, hosts Ryan Collins and Adam Gamwell are joined by TAL correspondent and guest host Astrid Countee and by a very special…

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Black Breastfeeding in the Mississippi Delta

Acquanda Stanford , June 4th, 2017

  Back in March I took my general exams for graduate school and officially became a PhD Candidate! Make no … Continue reading →

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Uncovering Imperialist White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy in Professional Breastfeeding Services: The Greater Complexities of IBCLCs

Acquanda Stanford , May 19th, 2016

Below is a paper that I just turned in and filed with my department. I had to submit a ‘research … Continue reading →

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Toward Living with (not Under) Anthropology, Pt. 1

Matt Thompson , August 20th, 2015

Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Takami Delisle. Tak currently works as a medical interpreter for Japanese patients and helps run an organization for anthropology students of color. You…

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Alexander R. Galloway, “Laruelle: Against the Digital”

Carla Nappi , March 5th, 2015

“The chief aim of [philosopher François Laruelle’s] life’s work is to consider philosophy without resorting to philosophy in order to do so.” What is non-philosophy, what would it…

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PhD Year One

Angela VandenBroek , June 9th, 2014

I recently finished my first year of my PhD program in anthropology at Binghamton University. Now, I am course complete and working on bibliographies for my qualifying exams….

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