Forum

Articles on the Peeps Forum are original short stories shared throughout our publishing cycle that are triggered by world events or topics that are of special note to our readers.

Education Forum Review

Peeps in the Classroom

How anthropology students can engage with Peeps Magazine.

Forum Practice

Spy vs Ethnographer

What happened to me when on stage, at a gathering of my ethnographic peers, where I was accused of being a spy.

Forum World Affairs

Shifting the Global Conversation on Refugees

Global media attention on refugees produces complex responses from countries—those which host these refugees, and those which refuse.

Forum Practice

Bricolage in a Can

The story of one research team’s journey into the brand culture of alcoholic energy drinks.

Forum Health

Soothe-sayers and Storytellers

Metaphor plays an enormous role in either the efficacy or failure of narrative in healing.

Culture Forum

The Changing Face of Valentine’s Day

In a world where the notions of relationships and companionship are in flux, Megan Melissa Machamer looks at the ways Valentines celebrations are changing.

Publishing Review

Peeps Magazine Through Academic Eyes

The University of Toronto Anthropology profs Drs. Leslie Carlin and Simon Coleman to provide us with some constructive feedback and their thoughts.

Forum Publishing Review

When Mainstream Media Thinks Anthropology is Cool

“At last, an indie mag about anthropology! If that turns you off, think again. Like the best magazines, Peeps is a magazine about people and there are some great universal stories here.”
— Jeremy Leslie, magCulture

Forum Peeps Review

A Review of Peeps Magazine

A review of Peeps Magazine!

Forum World Affairs

Portraits of the Post-Mao Generation

The first generation to ostensibly “only know of China’s rise in fame and fortune,” faces the more humble realities of the post-Mao generation in China.

Forum The Arts

Why I Love Female Superheroes

The moment my eyes caught the keyring hanging on the wall I just had to have it – a female superhero on my keychain.

Forum The Arts

Authentic Storytelling

An interview with Cynthia Wade, award winning documentary and commercial director known for intimate and gripping storytelling.

Forum Tech

On the Fall and Rise of Hands

Unraveling our ties to technology to remember the art of making things.

Forum World Affairs

Mindful of the Mosaic

How ethnic festivals benefit individuals and communities; for the whole community including everyone from recent migrants, to third generation community members.

Forum World Affairs

The Long and the Short of It

An examination of the landscape of racism and grief in Baltimore in the face of violence sparked by the death of Freddie Gray.

Forum Research

The Promise of Big Data

There is something almost ethnographic about the way that big data recedes into the background and quietly collects data about our lived experience.

Forum Research

Sound Advice

Our brains appear to come equipped with an inclination to use the individual phonemes contained in names to make sense of unfamiliar words.

Forum The Arts

Breaking the Princess Complex

As a filmmaker and an anthropologist, I am always looking for films that explore popular topics from an unlikely point of view. George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road is such a film.

Forum

Making the Strange Familiar and the Familiar Strange

Anthropologist Megan Melissa Machamer shares the trick to great social science research.

Beauty Forum

Changing the Shape of Fashion

How fashion standards are shifting to make room for the plus-size segment of the market it used to shun.

Forum World Affairs

Marking Territory in the infinite

The theoretical interplanetary politics of a universal flag designed on Earth are explored by Tylor R. Genoese, an anthropologist interested in outer space.

Forum Research

In Defense of Bias

Everyone and everything has inherent bias- but that is a good thing, as long as it is recognized. Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman tells us why.

Forum Magazine Urban Culture

On Placemaking

Placemaking. It’s been called everything from a buzzword to a movement. It even comes in varieties like “creative.” But what is it? What makes it such a hot topic?

A conversation with Barry Lord

Culture Forum

A Conversation with Barry Lord

As the energy sources that made our world changed, people’s identities also had to adjust to the values that each energy brought with it.

Business Forum

My Share of the Sharing Economy

A cultural analyst reflects on her experience as an AirBNB host.

Forum Practice

Observations of an Observer

When shooting ethnographic photography I use my education and experience as a photojournalist. Here’s how.

Forum World Affairs

Cosmopolitan Moments

Colin Shafer’s ambition to photograph someone born in every country of the world who now lives in Toronto.

Forum World Affairs

Hong Kong, Democracy and Cultural Myths

Myths provide a sense of purpose in a complex world, and fundamentally, hope for the future. These are the myths of Hong Kong.