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Tips for Better Online Teaching

Kerim , May 15th, 2021

As I write this, colleges in Taiwan are switching to online learning for the first time since the pandemic started. This is because, for most of the past…


How to Build a Sandwich

Chelsea Horton , January 13th, 2021

A degree in sociocultural anthropology may not be the most obvious background for a food stylist, yet it was a love for hands-on, detailed fieldwork that led me…

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How to Make a Zine

Chelsea Horton , November 20th, 2020

Feeling boxed in by traditional professional or academic publishing outlets? A zine—a small self-published pamphlet or booklet—can be a powerful tool for unlocking creativity and expanding the reach…

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Introducing the Collective Anthro Mini Lectures Project for #COVIDcampus

zoe , March 16th, 2020

By Page West and Zoë Wool During the past few months colleges and universities all over the world have shifted our teaching online because of the COVID 19…


Check Your Syllabus 101: Disability Access Statements

zoe , August 14th, 2018

The start of the semester is just about upon us, which probably means you are rapidly ditching your best laid plans to lovingly craft your syllabus into a…


Learning From Design Researchers: Jan Chipchase’s Field Study Handbook

Maia , April 16th, 2018

Jan Chipchase is a leading design researcher. Some of you may have come across his work on the anthropology of mobile phones. I discovered it by chance while…


Lazy PowerPoint (Working With Text 4)

Kerim , February 22nd, 2018

We all know we should bike to work, but sometimes the weather is bad, or we are late, or just feeling lazy, and so we take the car….


Text-laundering (Working With Text 3)

Kerim , January 29th, 2018

Ever copy and paste something that should be a solid paragraph of text, which should look like this: Consuetudium lectorum Mirum est notare. Eodem modo typi qui nunc…


RegEx 101 (Working With Text 2)

Kerim , January 24th, 2018

Let’s say that there was a revolution in your field site and the “Feline Republic” is now the “Canine Republic.” This is an easy problem to solve. You…


Start an Anthropology Career in 2018

Kerim , January 1st, 2018

Lets put aside for the moment all the usual warnings about pursuing an academic career. Lets say that you are old enough to take responsibility for your own…


How to convince people that drugs need to be legalized: a guide for getting normies on board.

Hilary Agro , September 9th, 2017

I’ve developed a really nerdy, but kickass, superpower. Give me twenty minutes of one-on-one conversation time with a person, any person, and they will come out of that…

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Archiving for the longue durée (Tools we use)

Kerim , August 16th, 2016

Do you backup? Good. But not good enough. First, lets talk about backup. A good backup strategy should be regular, redundant, and involve multiple locations. Regular, so that…

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Please Don’t Shoot the Fact-Checker

Drybread , August 8th, 2016

Anthropologists seeking to communicate their research to general audiences are likely to work with fact-checkers. Here’s some advice on how to handle the process if you’ve been interviewed…

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Summer Writing: Units of Time

Lindsay Bell , July 27th, 2015

In the 2002 rom-com About a Boy, Hugh Grant plays a well to do bachelor who lives off the royalties of a song his deceased father produced. With no…

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Visual Turn II: Teaching to Take Stock

Lindsay Bell , July 15th, 2015

Encounters with art and design by an anthropologist and curious non-expert in visual culture. Earlier this year I was reading the Internet and came across Duke University Press’…

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Ask A Mind: Is Studying Witchcraft `Useful’ for Development?

Maia , June 7th, 2015

Can anthropologists combine research on witchcraft with research on development? Why are some topics considered more relevant to understanding development issues than others? This post is a response…

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How to buy glasses online: A comparison review of Glasses.com, Warby Parker and DBVision.com (Part 5)

Fran Barone , October 4th, 2012

This is Part 5 of my multipart review How to buy glasses online. I have already posted my reviews of DB Vision, Warby Parker and Glasses.com. This recap…