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Why the World Needs Anthropologists

We are excited to announce our new international media partnership with the Why the World Needs Anthropologists Conference. This is an amazing group of applied, teaching, and practicing anthropologists who are dedicated to demonstrating the value and applicability of anthropology to the contemporary world. Their theme this year is “Design the Future” and focuses on...

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Marching for Science w/Valorie Aquino

On this episode of This Anthro Life, hosts Ryan Collins and Adam Gamwell are joined by TAL correspondent and guest host Astrid Countee and by a very special guest, Valorie Aquino. They joined us to talk about the 2017 March for Science. Valorie is one of the key organizing 30’s something scientists who helped make...

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Brave Community: Teaching Race in the American Classroom w/ Janine de Novais

Welcome listeners to the second installment of our Diversity and Inclusion crossover series, bringing together This Anthro Life with Brandeis University. For those of you who are new to the show, This Anthro Life (TAL) was launched as a scholar-practitioner program designed to bring anthropological and social science research and thinking to interdisciplinary and public...

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Celebrate World Anthropology Day with Your Voice!

In celebration of World Anthropology Day (Feb 16) send us a brief tweet (@thisanthrolife) with #whyweanth OR an audio clip (no more than 30 seconds) of why anthropology is important to you? What is its value? What does anthropology help you see or do? Why is anthropology good for the world? Send in your submission...

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#MeToo: Stories in the Age of Survivorship by Emma Backe

Welcome to Story Slamming Anthropology. This series features both innovative narrative and audio performance drawing on the deep toolkit and methods of anthropology. The goal with Story Slamming Anthropology is to invoke the public facing spirit of Franz Boas, Margaret Mead, Melville Herskovits and many others to speak to 21st century concerns from a comparative...

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Carving a Niche between Software and Social Science: Anthropology in Industry w/ Natalie Hanson

Design and anthropology have been seen together with increasing frequency over the last few years, but how do design and anthropology fit together in relation to industry? And, how does this pairing create insight? Adam and Matt (a guest host at This Anthro Life) are joined by Dr. Natalie Hanson to explore these questions and...

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