A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media
- Seth Holmes, author of “Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies” was interviewed by PRI’s The World about his field work traveling and working with migrant laborers—from Central California and back to their home in Oaxaca, Mexico.
- Valentine’s Day must be anthropologist Helen Fisher’s busiest time of year. She’s all over the media right now, and Big Think reports on her thoughts on online dating, which she feels is more natural to our species’ past than you might think.
- New Zealand’s Business Day Live brings an anthropological perspective to ISIS’ use of violent videos.
- Anthropologist Susan Greenbaum criticizes pro-marriage policies as the cure for poverty in Al-Jazeera America.
- Before jumping on board as director of Sugar Free Kids Maryland (an organization trying to reduce childhood obesity), Robi Rawl majored in anthropology and art history. WMAR Baltimore gives us this article and video about the organization’s fight against sugary drinks.