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Hallowe’en & Racism

Rhiannon Mosher , October 31st, 2016


LSPIRG’s (Wilfred Laurier University) I am Not a Costume campaign Boo! Hallowe’en is a rich holiday for anthropologists to dig into for how it brings together many different…


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How gender changes our jobs

Rhiannon Mosher , October 24th, 2016


One of the things I love about teaching anthropology is thinking about and showing how — through everyday experiences — broad processes shape local lives. I think that…


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How gender changes our jobs

Rhiannon Mosher , October 24th, 2016


One of the things I love about teaching anthropology is thinking about and showing how — through everyday experiences — broad processes shape local lives. I think that…


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Acknowledging Indigenous Territory at Universities

Rhiannon Mosher , September 29th, 2016


Every year in recent memory, the opening of the annual Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) conference begins with an acknowledgement that the meetings are taking place on Indigenous territory….


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Fisher v. "Race"-based Admissions

Jennifer Long , September 19th, 2016


The legal case of Abigail N. Fisher may be an interesting case study to get students thinking about the role of “race” (in quotations here in order to problematize…


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Anthropoliteia’s #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus

Rhiannon Mosher , September 5th, 2016


Anthropoliteia (@anthropoliteia) is another great anthropology resource publishing in blog form, offering “critical perspectives on police, security, crime, law and punishment around the world.” One of…


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Census Data and the Social Construction of Race

Rhiannon Mosher , August 18th, 2016


Since Franz Boas, anthropologists have argued that race is not a biological but a social fact that varies across time and place. Using the US Census, Vox underscores…


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The power of language in historical narratives

Rhiannon Mosher , July 21st, 2016


Representation — the images and language we use to describe our social worlds — matters. “Discovery, settlement or invasion? The power of language in historical narratives” (2016, The Conversat…


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How To Support Blacademics & Be an Ally

Rhiannon Mosher , July 8th, 2016


If you are working in academia, this post is for you. Ellie Adekur has created this important resource on How To Support Blacademics: For Non-Black Faculty and Grad…


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Why aren’t millennials buying diamonds?

Rhiannon Mosher , July 8th, 2016


link to original tweet @TheEconomist Earlier this week, The Economist magazine asked the Twittersphere a question: Why aren’t millennials buying diamonds? Unsurprisingly, this question generat…


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Re/telling the story of Canada’s Residential Schools

Rhiannon Mosher , June 27th, 2016


The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada investigated the impact of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools system on students, their families, and indigenous peoples across Canada more broadly. …


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Mass Violence and Teachable Moments

Rhiannon Mosher , June 13th, 2016


This past weekend, Orlando, Florida witnessed the worst mass shooting in America’s recent history. This violent, planned attack in a public place is tragic, and our hearts go out…


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The dos & don’ts of Cultural Appropriation

Rhiannon Mosher , June 13th, 2016


In “The Dos and Don’ts of Cultural Appropriation” (2015, The Atlantic), author Jeni Avins argues that cultural appropriation can actually be a positive thing. Heavily focused on the…


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Cultural constructions of illness

Rhiannon Mosher , June 10th, 2016


“The Diseases You Only Get if You Believe in Them” (2016, The Atlantic) looks at certain forms of illness that are culturally specific. In this piece, Julie Beck…


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Local food, global labour

Rhiannon Mosher , June 2nd, 2016


The globalized movement of things, money, ideas, images and people has become more frequent and normal than any time in history. This is especially the case for those…


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Avoiding gendered bias… for instructors

Rhiannon Mosher , May 26th, 2016


Writing a reference letter for a student? The Feminist Philosophers blog has shared a handy infographic from the University of Arizona that will help instructors write great reference letters…


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Black Disabled Woman Syllabus

Rhiannon Mosher , May 19th, 2016


Vilissa Thompson, Disability Rights Consultant & Advocate, has created the Black Disabled Woman Syllabus in response to the lack of intersectionality she has seen in disability studies. …


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Systemic racism in Hollywood

Rhiannon Mosher , May 6th, 2016


In this Vulture.com (2016), George Takei talks about Hollywood’s systematic whitewashing of Asian characters. These comments follow on the casting of white actresses Scarlett Johansson as “Major Motok…


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Racism in/and Medicine

Rhiannon Mosher , April 24th, 2016


In The Pain Gap: Why Doctors Offer Less Relief to Black Patients (2016, The Daily Beast), Keith Wailoo (Princeton professor in History and Public Affairs) discusses how the treatment of…


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