Tag: Texas

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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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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