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Anthropologist On The Street

Aug 30, 2017

Transgender politics have been everywhere lately, from North Carolina bathrooms to Presidential tweets, and sociology doctoral candidate Brett Nava-Coulter explains why the category of transgender is both diverse and complicated, and why policy protecting transgender youth is so important.

Aug 23, 2017

Bioarchaeologist Dr. Sara K. Becker examines the patterns found on the skeletal remains of the Tiwanaku, a state that emerged in Peru and Bolivia 1000-1500 years ago. By understanding the life, labor, and health of the Tiwanaku people, Dr. Becker hopes to understand how such a large and ethnically diverse community...

Aug 9, 2017

To combat misrepresentation (and lack of representation) of South Asian cultures in American children’s literature, Sailaja Joshi founded Bharat Babies, an independent publishing house that creates books for young children, telling “stories about India's Heritage.” Sailaja talks about growing up Indian American,...

Aug 2, 2017

Rev. Dr. Miranda Hassett is an Episcopal priest and anthropologist who explores how political polarization drove a global wedge in the Anglican church, driving some conservative white American Episcopalians to break from the broader American church and to instead look overseas, making alliances with conservative African...