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Digging for Birds

Anthropology365 , August 3rd, 2022

My partner and I bought a house in 2019 and moved to San Antonio, TX, in service of my pursuit of a Ph.D. in anthropology. One thing that…

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#Hackademics-  Hacks for Succeeding in Academia #1: Balancing Family Drama Trauma Fieldwork & Teaching

Anthropology365 , February 10th, 2022

I recently participated in a webinar with the American Association of Biological Anthropologists and the Sausage of Science Podcast. We discussed mental wellbeing in academia and Dr. Rebecca…

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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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“Of People and Peccaries: Perception and Politics in the Texas Hill Country” Transcript (RAI Anthropology and Conservation 2021)

Anthropology365 , October 15th, 2021

Presentation Slides: Of People and Peccaries PresentationDownload INTRODUCTION On my first day of fieldwork, I climbed a steep hill where my collaborator, Roger, reported a group of javelina…

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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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#Academicfictions: Nina was here

Clare Maxwell , February 17th, 2021

“Miss Nina, time to wake up! First bus leaves in half an hour!” Nina opened her eyes halfway, and nodded assent. “OK honey, I’ll check on you in…


Cain and Able: A Reflection on Coronavirus

Anthropology365 , August 11th, 2020

The story of Cain and Able from the Christian Holy Bible is common knowledge but to recap. Cain and Able both offer sacrifices to God: Cain offering produce…

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End of Season Message: June 2020

The Familiar Strange , June 14th, 2020

The Familiar Strange · End of Season Message: June 2020 Just like that, we have already made it through half of what can only be described as a…

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COVID-19 and the Failure of Neoliberalism in the Face of Crisis

Anthropology365 , March 23rd, 2020

We are firmly set in the middle of a global pandemic at the moment. As it currently stands, the World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting just under 300,000…

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Why We Buy Weird Things in Times of Crisis

Stephen E. Nash , March 19th, 2020

The world is in the grip of a serious pandemic as a novel virus sweeps from continent to continent, causing cases of sometimes-deadly COVID-19. Yet much of the…


Big Bend: Narratives of Isolation

Anthropology365 , March 17th, 2020

“Splendid Isolation, the Big Bend…” is how the National Parks Services introduces Big Bend National Park on its website. My partner and I recently took a several day…

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Becoming Inia and Dolphin

Anthropology365 , February 15th, 2020

The Amazon River Basin is one of the richest river systems in the world, covering more than 7-million square kilometers. This system contains more than 5600 species of…

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AES 2020 Abstract: Mediating Multispecies Relations Through Western and Indigenous Conservation

Anthropology365 , February 15th, 2020

Western notions of modernity have situated human society apart from nature, which encompasses those spaces and beings that are unmodified and unsullied by human activity. The Western conception…

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Science as an Orientalizing Field

Anthropology365 , December 24th, 2019

Science is a Western form of knowledge production and can be divided into three forms: 1) science as a set of methods for investigating the world we inhabit,…

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Does Generosity Come Naturally?

Daniel Salas , November 19th, 2019

[no-caption] Marcel Hirshegger/SAPIENS When anthropologist Cathryn Townsend headed into the field in 2009 to study generosity, she knew the project was for her. That’s because she was the…


How Belonging Shapes the Vaccination Crisis

Daniel Salas , November 5th, 2019

[no-caption] Marcel Hirshegger/SAPIENS Anthropologist Elisa Sobo never wanted to study the issue of vaccination. The topic was too fraught, she says, and she didn’t want to touch it…


Nov 5, 2019 Interview with Chris and Cara of Sausage of Science

The Liminality of Grief in Trauma

Anthropology365 , September 1st, 2019

As time continues to press forward after the April 30 shooting at UNCC, I have continued to reflect, think about my experience, and discuss the experiences with others…

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White Men and Their Toxic White Fragility

Anthropology365 , August 4th, 2019

It has been several months since the shooting in my classroom at UNC Charlotte where two of my students were killed, four were physically injured, and an untold…

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The Strange Rites of Celebrity

Travis Warren Cooper , July 25th, 2019

Jesse Eisenberg’s breakthrough roles in movies such as Zombieland (2009) and The Social Network (2010) earned him fame and accolades. WEBN-TV/Flickr In the summer of 2016, I ran…


Religion and politics in the US: How the Christian Right moves away from Jesus

Anthropology365 , July 12th, 2019

Along with an anthropology degree, I also completed a degree in philosophy with a focus on philosophy of religion. My primary interests in that are theodicies (excuses for…

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Born to Be Cute: Charisma and Niche Construction

Anthropology365 , May 26th, 2019

As a multispecies ethnographer and evolutionary anthropologist, I am interested in the ways in which ecological interaction between various taxa affects their selection pressures and evolutionary traj…

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The Story of a Mass Shooting Survivor and Anthropologist

Anthropology365 , May 2nd, 2019

  On April 30, my Liberal Studies class, framed as Anthropology and Philosophy of Science (Syllabus), was the site of a horrific event. Two of my students were…

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Tax Season Woes Have Complex Roots

Miranda Sheild Johansson , April 12th, 2019

In Cochabamba, Bolivia, people’s acceptance of taxes owed varies widely. Miranda Sheild Johansson In the midsize Bolivian city of Cochabamba, informal work is the norm among the lowest-pa…