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Lecture: Introduction to Social & Cultural Anthropology

philbu , October 4th, 2022

It is for the last time that the lecture “Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology” in the BA program “Social and Cultural Anthropology” at the University of Vienna…

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Choosing Your Own Adventure: My Life as a Teenage Dungeon Master and How It Prepared Me to Become an Anthropologist

The Familiar Strange , September 11th, 2022

In many ways, Dungeon Masters are the ethnographers of their own worlds. Granted, we’re not exactly interviewing the people who populate them, and we’re inventing most of the…

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Building a “Web of Intrigue”: Teaching Food Studies

foodanthro , August 3rd, 2022

Pamela RunestadAllegheny College I presented a framework for building a Food Studies syllabus at the Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy on June 10, 2022. Thanks to positive responses…


Protected: The Cancelation of Colin Kaepernick: Spatial Exclusion and Consequences of Cancel Culture on Social Media*

What is “Labour-Based Grading”?

Grant Otsuki , July 5th, 2022

(This is an explanation of Labour-Based Grading that I provided to a first-year anthropology class I taught in 2020.) Labour-based grading is not what you are used to,…

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Kathleen Gough

john hutnyk , April 28th, 2022

I could not find a single volume biography, which seems like a gap, but this special issue of Anthropologica from 1993 is a welcome find. Since it is…


Another Kind of Concrete – Koushik Banerjea

john hutnyk , March 1st, 2022

being ill is my excuse for catching up with novels, but I interrupt the stream of hackery to give a progress report on this as its the best…


#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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What online learning taught me about (online) teaching, by Andrew Walsh

John Barker , January 31st, 2022

Andrew Walsh is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Western University, London, Ontario. He is the author of Made in Madagascar in the Teaching Culture series.  What more…

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Ask-Me-Almost-Anything (AMAA): Centering Student Engagement with Ethnographic Monographs by Christine Sargent

Christine Sargent , December 6th, 2021

“Why is this a book?” The student who volunteered this question during a class discussion could not have known how meaningful – and unsettling – I found the…


30 Minute Methods in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, TDTU.

john hutnyk , November 30th, 2021

The most useful thing I heard anyone say (it was Olivia Harris) about a methods course is that it should never be a discussion of how to, but…


Welcome Back to the Teaching Culture Blog!

John Barker , November 11th, 2021

After a two-year hiatus, we’re delighted to announce the relaunching of UTP’s Teaching Culture blog. We are mindful of the incredible changes and challenges that have occurred and/or…

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What Should Teachers Teach?

Alma Gottlieb , September 27th, 2021

Source here. Educators are wringing their hands these days about how much students have “fallen behind” the past year.  News story after news story laments a year of…

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Feeling Digital and Reimagining Fieldwork during COVID Times

digitalethnography , September 3rd, 2021

Yichen Rao, Anna Castel & Lili Almási-Szabó* During the outbreak of COVID-19, everyday life has been modified in accordance with the protocols that every country has implemented. These…

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Anthropology for Liberation readings 3.0

lorenagibson , September 3rd, 2021

2021 marks the fourth year I have taught Anthropology for Liberation, an undergraduate course in the Cultural Anthropology Programme at Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington. The course…

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Fall 2021 Syllabus: Introduction to Anthropology

Anthropology365 , August 24th, 2021


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My Most Recent Publication on Faculty and Student Mental Health

Anthropology365 , August 10th, 2021

You can read the article here: “Mental health in academia: Hacks for cultivating and sustaining wellbeing” Johnson and Lester 2021

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California’s budget a win for families, early education challenges remain

Bruce Fuller , July 9th, 2021

California’s budget compromise adds a pre-kindergarten year for all 4-year-olds, funds 200,000 fresh child care slots, and modestly raises wages for pre-K teachers and subsidized child-minders. These …

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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…


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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Prof. Dr. Ulla Johansen passed away

Stephan Dudeck , February 19th, 2021

On 14th of February 2021 in her 94th year of life a great person, colleague in Arctic Anthropology and professor emerita of ethnology, Ulla Johansen passed away. Born…

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john hutnyk , January 13th, 2021

In an essay last term, students Làu Cẩm Tú and Hồ Phạm Ngọc Trân brought out the problems and possibilities inherent in Ruth Benedicts work style – though there is…


Ethnographic books for teaching and learning about Medical Anthropology: a list by Amy Cooper

Amy Cooper , December 11th, 2020

I’m an “expert” at overhauling syllabi. At least, I should be. I’ve taught a medical anthropology course almost every term for the past ten years, and no matter…


Fall 2020 Epidemics and Society Syllabus

Anthropology365 , November 19th, 2020

Epidemics and Society (LBST 2101) UNC Charlotte, Fall 2020 Online/Asynchronous This syllabus contains policies and expectations I have established for this course.  Please read the enti…

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