Culture Research World Affairs

Colonizing Banaba

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Research World Affairs

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A hand holds a door open at the back of what appears to be a restaurant.

Research World Affairs

What There Is To Fear: World Building with Colombian Refugees in Ecuador

Lisa Stevenson explores fear, world-building and the Colombian-Ecuadorian border.

Research World Affairs

The Stories They Tell Themselves: What Trump’s Base Believes

Trump’s base, Evangelical Christian science fiction, Trump and what went down at Capitol Hill.

Woman in a mask with her arm in the air, calling for solidarity.

Research World Affairs

“It Is What It Is”: Trauma as Context in Argentina

Cultural trauma as context in this ethnographic reflection on Argentina past and present.

Culture Health Research

Moving in Stillness

Researcher Simon Roberts shares his thoughts on the benefits of running to thought.

Culture Curation Research

‘Faith Not Fear’ and the Spread of the Coronavirus ↗

SAPIENS / 04.09.20

Paula Sky Tullman asks how you can affect change before devastation or catastrophe hit. What role can cultural anthropology play in creating consensus despite difference?

Curation Health Research Talk

Heidi Larson: Why Trust in Vaccines is Important ↗

NPR / 04.03.2020

Anthropologist and founding Director of The Vaccine Confidence Project at the WHO Centre of Excellence illustrates how the roots of doubt in vaccines stem from a failure of trust in our institutions and their concern for the real well-being of the populations they are meant to serve.

Curation Research

Why We Post ↗

University College, London / 03.08.2016

Why We Post is a global anthropological research project on the uses and consequences of social media.

Curation Research

The Trials of Alice Goffman ↗

New York Times / 01.17.2017

Her first book, ‘On the Run’—about the lives of young black men in West Philadelphia—has fueled a fight within sociology over who gets to speak for whom.

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 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.

Magazine Research

On Being Part of the Conversation on Culture

A piece on the approach to telling stories of culture and context at Peeps.