The AAA Public Affairs Department has launched the following podcast to keep our members and the general public informed about the latest issues and news in the field of anthropology. Tune in regularly for updates.
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Ordinary Anthropologists Doing Extraordinary Things - Meet every day anthropologists who are bringing innovation to the forefront of the field.
Dr. Laurian Bowles (Western Illinois U) - Dr. Bowles is Assistant Professor at Western Illinois University, where she specializes in gender and power, migration and Africa, and black youth culture. Known by her students as Dr. Laurian, she engages them in current anthropological dialogue via their class Twitter account @anthro110. Listen to the interview >>
Matthew Piscitelli (UIllinois-Chicago) - Matthew, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Illinois in Chicago, gets creative in funding his Peruvian archeological dig this summer, a project that will help garner results for his Ph.D. dissertation, by crowdfunding. Listen to the interview >>
Melissa Rinehart (Miami University, Middletown) - Melissa, a cultural anthropologist specializing in Native American Studies, has interests in ethnohistory, Native American identity and representation, traditional medicine focusing on healing touch therapies, and anthropological praxis. For more about her work, please listen to her podcast, Cultural Conversations, or read her blog. Listen to the interview >>
Tara Waters Lumpkin (Izilwane) - Tara, an environmental and medical anthropologists, is the Executive Director of Izilwane. This non-profit explores how human beings can shift their perceptions so as to learn to co-exist with other species and nature. Listen to the interview >>
Dr. Robert Lemelson (Elemental Productions) - Dr. Lemelson is an anthropologist and ethnographic filmmaker whose work focuses on personal experience, culture and mental illness, especially in Indonesia. Click here (.pdf) to read more about his documentary project "Afflictions". For more information about the Lemelson Student Fellows, offered by the Society for Psychological Anthropology, click here. Listen to the interview >>