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

Genderless Gingerbread Figures and the Custom of Costumes

Ryan and Adam explore genderless gingerbread cookies in Australia – do these cookies reveal something about shifting gender paradigms? Also, we explore a bit about how and why we wearContinue readingGenderless Gingerbread Figures and the Custom of Costumes

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