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Making a Multispecies Community in the Texas Hill Country: AAA2022 Talk

Anthropology365 , November 7th, 2022

Below is a recording of the talk I am giving in person at the 2022 annual American Anthropological Association meeting on November 10. Video of my talk

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Sneak Peak of My AAA2022 Conference Presentation

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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Big Bend Javelina Survey

Anthropology365 , June 7th, 2022

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The Same Old Song and Dance: Nothing Has Been Done to Reduce Mass Shootings

Anthropology365 , May 26th, 2022

We are only a few days removed from the horrific mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX where nearly two dozen people were murdered in cold…

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Sandy Smith-Nonini: Energy Crises in the Time of Covid: Precarious Fossil Infrastructures

focaal_admin , March 21st, 2022

The spectacle of Russia invading Ukraine has elevated tensions over Europe’s access to natural gas and may herald a sea-change in regional geopolitics of energy. But prior to…


Dissertation Proposal Defense- Negotiating Landscapes: A Study of Human-Javelina Relations in Texas

Javelinas and Texas Ebony Trees in South Texas

Anthropology365 , February 26th, 2022

Texas Ebony trees (Ebenopsis ebano) is a species of legume native to South Texas. These trees produce large bean pods (see below) that ripen and fall to the…

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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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Abstract: Of People and Peccaries: Perception and Politics in the Texas Hill Country

Anthropology365 , August 27th, 2021

I am giving a talk in October for the Royal Anthropological Institute: https://www.therai.org.uk/conferences/anthropology-and-conservation/panels#10866 Here is the abstract for my talk based on or…

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Qualifying Exam Essay: Javelinas in SPAAAACE and Time

Anthropology365 , August 13th, 2021

I have passed my qualifying exams and so am making my essays available on my blog. The other essays can be found: Attending to Animals in Anthropology and…

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Fieldwork Diary July 8-9, 2021

Anthropology365 , July 12th, 2021

I am conducting research across Texas on Human and javelina relations. I am interested in how humans and other animals negotiate space at sites of encounter. During this…

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Qualifying Exams Reading List: Javelinas and Texas through Space and Time

Anthropology365 , June 3rd, 2021

Altrichter, Mariana. “The sustainability of subsistence hunting of peccaries in the Argentine Chaco.” Biological Conservation 126, no. 3 (2005): 351-362. Bement, Leland C.&nb…

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Making a Multispecies Community: A Personal Journey

Anthropology365 , June 3rd, 2021

Since the start of the pandemic, my partner and I have worked to transform our San Antonio, TX backyard to a wildlife-friendly space. It began with a small…

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A Brief Lindbergh Update

Anthropology365 , April 5th, 2021

One of my more popular posts of late has been The Fall and Rise of Lindbergh: A Javelina Story. In that post, I tell the story of a…

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The Darker the History, the Sweeter the Truth

Chelsea Horton , January 8th, 2021

How a white identified city struggles to commemorate the Black lives and deaths that produced its sugar and built its wealth. Sugar Land is a growing, white, politically…

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Shadows, Ambiguity, and More-Than-Human Politics

Anthropology365 , December 8th, 2020

My first glimpse of a peccary/javelina at one of my fieldsites. I am currently working on a manuscript exploring the ways that both literal and metaphorical shadows produce…

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Adventures with Peccaries pt. 3

Anthropology365 , October 31st, 2020

Here is some javelina video during fieldwork on October 30, 2020.

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Adventures with Peccaries pt. 2

Anthropology365 , September 26th, 2020

I spent time out in the Hill Country, north of San Antonio ,Texas. The clan that I worked with on this trip was made up of 8 total…

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Adventures with Peccaries: pt. 1

Anthropology365 , September 20th, 2020

I am currently in the early stages of designing a multispecies project working with the Cofán, an Indigenous people of Amazonian Ecuador, and two species of peccaries (white-lipped…

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Upcoming Pilot Research

Anthropology365 , June 12th, 2020

As of today I have submitted all of the required paperwork (IACUC, Occupational Health, Special Use Permit Application) . I will be collecting data on behavior and the…

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Texas Herping: May 2 & 4, 2020

Anthropology365 , May 5th, 2020

Dr. Sarah Pollock and I braved the scorching heat (>95F) to look for snakes around little water around Culebra Creek Park. Special Guests: Lots of ribbons snakes and…

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A Discussion of Multispecies Love and Arts of Noticing

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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