Exploring Boundaries: From Access to Female Sexworkers to the Question of Research

When designing a research project, a researcher’s initial plans are often interrupted by what data we actually can access. Whether negotiating political structures, cultural taboos, necessary permissions, or the logisticsContinue readingExploring Boundaries: From Access to Female Sexworkers to the Question of Research

History, Power, and a Mapuche Bible: A Shaman’s Story with Ana Mariella Bacigalupo

Join TAL’s Aneil Tripathy and Ryan Collins as they interview Ana Mariella Bacigalupo of SUNY Buffalo. Ana’s discussion of her research on Mapuche shamans takes us on an exciting journey,Continue readingHistory, Power, and a Mapuche Bible: A Shaman’s Story with Ana Mariella Bacigalupo

Special Episode: Police Militarization, Race, Trust, Violence and Ferguson, MO

Join Amy, Ryan, Aneil and Adam and special guest Delande Justinvil for an important episode of This Anthropological Life as we take head-on the complex issues of race in theContinue readingSpecial Episode: Police Militarization, Race, Trust, Violence and Ferguson, MO

Access Denied: Protests, Urban Green Spaces, and Changing Transportation

Episode 35, Season 3. Aired 7/22/14 From Access Denied to Transforming Access, numerous cases of the re-appropriation of space from occupy protesters to Shock Top beer fests, cars to bikes,Continue readingAccess Denied: Protests, Urban Green Spaces, and Changing Transportation

Reproducing Rights and Wrongs: Personhood, Religious and Reproductive Freedoms, Gender, and SCOTUS

Episode 32, Season 3 Special Episode on the Supreme Court’s rulings over religious freedom and freedom of speech. On this week’s episode we take on 5 recent and ongoing courtContinue readingReproducing Rights and Wrongs: Personhood, Religious and Reproductive Freedoms, Gender, and SCOTUS

The Beautiful Game: World Cup 2014

Episode 31, Season 3, Aired 6/24/14   Gooooooooooolllllll!!!!! Today we turn our anthropological lens towards the most popular sport in the world and perhaps the most global sporting competition in humanContinue readingThe Beautiful Game: World Cup 2014

Special Conversation: Reflections on Anthropology: Why do we do what we do?

For our 25th episode we bring you a special, raw moment in the show in which we turn the conversation more directly to ourselves as anthropologists. The show began asContinue readingSpecial Conversation: Reflections on Anthropology: Why do we do what we do?

Non-Human Rights, with new co-host Amy Hanes

Episode 23 Non-Human Rights Available now! Join us as we  dive into the world of non-human rights centered around recent court cases dealing with the rights of chimpanzees, our closestContinue readingNon-Human Rights, with new co-host Amy Hanes