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Ugandan anthropologist and activist Stella Nyanzi was arrested for cyber harassment when the government changed their minds about giving free sanitary pads to girls who miss school during their period because they cannot afford them.
This haunting exhibit of items U.S.-Mexico border crossers leave behind forces visitors to see the ‘contemporary calamity’ we many times find easier to ignore. Anthropologist Jason De León who is also director of the Undocumented Migration Project, created the exhibit.
Ruth Behar discusses how her… Continue reading
Dr. Paul Stoller is asking American society to think about creating a more inclusive set of cultural values that accounts for our diverse and even still rapidly diversifying society.
Gotta find them all? Anthropologists have partnered with a computer scientist to design a facial recognition system for… LEMURS!
Sociologist Sarah Thorton uses ethnography to document the art world. What do you think of her descriptive day-in-the-life approach?
Anthropologist Rob Thorne is helping to revive Māori instruments. (check out the video!)
Finally, Daniel Knight, an anthropologist doing fieldwork in Thessaly, Greece is shedding light on the effects of the… Continue reading
Hello NAPA family,
After a brief hiatus and some technical issues, AnthroCurrents is back! My name is Julia Wignall, and I am joining the NAPA communications team as the new AnthroCurrents writer. My immediate predecessor Walter Pond has done an amazing job and certainly left me some fun and challenging shoes to fill! You can read a bit more about me in a previous, introductory blog posting on this site. Now, let’s review some recent examples of anthropology in the mass media: