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AnthroCurrents – July 12, 2016

Anthropologists Comment on Brexit and Other Policy Issues Social Anthropology/Athropologie Sociale and Allegra Laboratory partnered to provide a forum for over two dozen anthropologists to comment on Brexit. They published extracts on July 1st and expect to post the full texts by July 15th. To add to the mix, Vidya Venkat, a staff journalist for The Hindu, returns to her fieldwork in anthropology to comment on Brexit. David Vine, Assistant Professor of

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AnthroCurrents — June 28, 2016

Practicing Anthropology from the South Pole to Wall Street Our colleagues are using ethnography to study the interchange between scientific expertise and policy-making at the South Pole, to make visible the invisible sanitation workers of New York City, and to understand the people inside the faceless “market” of Wall Street (Marketplace returns to Karen Ho’s research (Liquidated, 2009) for their

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AnthroCurrents – June 14, 2016

Anthropology, Gender, Bodies, and Bathrooms Despite what some may think, “feminist biology” has little to do with genitalia envy.  Anthropologist Caroline VanSickle, a postdoctoral fellow in feminist biology, is more interested in how our cultural assumptions about gender distort our view of human evolution. In the US, gender and genitalia remain controversial for those concerned about which genders share bathroom

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AnthroCurrents – May 31, 2016

From the Field (Where Else?) We do get around. Leave it to anthropologists to support adding insects to the American diet (see photo),  to defend mosquitoes in our built environment, to appreciate the role of elves in Icelandic history and highway construction planning, and to compliment the quality of footprint casts made by Bigfoot hunters in Appalachia (but remain mum

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AnthroCurrents – May 17, 2016

NAPA is happy to announce the re-launch of AnthroCurrents, a bi-weekly look at anthropology in the news. Anthropology of Climate Change In the online magazine, popmatters, a review of the 2015 documentary film “The Anthropologist” (screened at the Independent Film Festival Festival, Boston 2016), the reviewer describes this “spry and crisp” film as a multi-layered depiction of (a) the personal

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Kenny Latta

BiographyKenny was raised in Memphis and attended Christian Brothers University, where he completed a BA in Religion and Philosophy in 2010. After completing his degree, he served two years through the Lasallian Volunteers program, tutoring and mentoring in a Catholic high school in New York City. He returned to Memphis in 2012 and enrolled in the graduate program in applied

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Ashley Gallentine

  BiographyAshley Gallentine serves as a Dedicated Advisor with Crimson Clinical Advantage, a division of the Advisory Board Company. She specializes in identifying opportunities for enhancing care management, emergency department utilization, population risk management, and physician engagement in both the acute and ambulatory settings. Prior to this, Ashley was the Community Health Needs Assessment Coordinator at Florida Hospital Tampa for

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Lillie Dao

Conducting a nutrition education activity with children living in the Monteverde Zone of Costa Rica   Biography Lillie U. Dao is an avid social justice advocate devoted to working with underserved and marginalized communities to increase access to health services and health education. She is pursuing a research career in public health with a focus on medical anthropology, health disparities,

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Nadine Dangerfield

  Biography: Nadine holds a BA in anthropology from Curtin University (Perth, Western Australia) and an MAA from the University of Maryland. Her research interests include interpretation of Native American heritage and new museology. She has collaborated with the Piscataway people of Maryland on several projects and is currently pursuing a Certificate in Museum Scholarship and Material Culture. Nadine serves

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Joe Watkins Interview

The interview below is with Joe Watkins, PhD, Chief of Tribal Relations and American Cultures at the National Park Service and owner of Archaeological and Cultural Education (ACE) Consultants. Terry Redding conducted the interview.

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Susan Tratner Interview

Interview with Susan Tratner, PhD, Associate Professor at SUNY Empire State College. Terry Redding conducted the interview.

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Tanya Rodriguez Interview

The interview below is with Tanya Rodriguez, PhD and Senior Cultural Anthropologist at Hormel Foods. Terry Redding conducted the interview.

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