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Vyjayanthi Vadrevu

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Latest 24 Sep 2022 | Updated Daily

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More than a Game: Sports, Race, and Masculinity in Diaspora w/ Vyjayanthi Vadrevu and Stanley Thangaraj

This Anthro Life

In this episode we meet Dr. Stan Thangaraj, an anthropology professor at the City College of New York whose research includes immigration in the U.S, being interviewed by Vyjayanthi Vadrevu, a business anthropologist and ethnographer. Together, the two discuss basketball, community, identity, race relations and so much more. Stay tuned with us as you learn about why race relations are so important and the answers to the following questions: What does sports and their global popularity reveal about race relations in the US? What can we learn from the merging transnational identities? How has the “Black Lives Matter” Movement impacted the nonwhite and nonblack communities? What are the politics within the diasporic communities? Why is it so important to continue research and teaching about these communities?Sponsors for this episode:Check out the world's first Neuromarketing Bootcamp and sign up today with our Affiliate link!Neuromarketing Bootcamp by Neuroscientist Matt Johnson and Marketing Director Prince GhumanUse offer code ANTHROLIFE for $500 off: Affiliate link: https://www.popneuro.com/neuromarketing-bootcampAnd check out Matt and Prince’s episode on neuromarketing on This Anthro Life https://www.thisanthrolife.org/a-neuroscientist-and-marketer-walk-into-a-bar-neuromarketing-and-the-hidden-ways-marketing-reshapes-our-brains-with-matt-johnson-and-prince-ghuman/Check out our new Medium Blog "Voice and Value": https://medium.com/missing-linkcollaborative provocations and stories that get us closer to human and deepen our perspective on society, culture, and our future. Stanley Thangaraj is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the City College of New York (CUNY).  His interests are at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and citizenship.  He studies immigrant and refugee communities in the U.S. South to understand how they manage the black-white racial logic through gender, how the afterlife of colonialism takes shape in the diaspora, and the kinds of horizontal processes of race-making.His monograph Desi Hoop Dreams: Pickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity (NYU Press, 2015) looks at the relationship between race and gender in co-ethnic-only South Asian American sporting cultures.Vyjayanthi Vadrevu is an ethnographer/ design researcher and strategist with a background in anthropology, business development, and nonprofit administration. She works on social impact design projects as well as corporate technology projects, delivering insights to help clients better serve their end users and beneficiaries. Vyjayanthi is also a trained bharatantyam dancer, with additional experience in Odissi, Kuchipudi, Kathak, and West African dance, and uses movement and choreography to connect to the deepest parts of the human experience.Music: Epidemic SoundShow notes: Xin Yao Lin, Elizabeth SmythEpisode art by: Sara Schmieder --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thisanthrolife/message


26 Nov 2020

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Is Corporate Anthropology Selling Out? A Conversation on Consulting with Vyjayanthi Vadrevu

This Anthro Life

We’re stoked to bring you TAL’s first ever three-city episode! Join Adam (in Peru!) and Ryan (in Boston!) and special guest Vyjayanthi Vadrevu (somewhere between NYC and Austin!) for an in-depth look into the world of Anthropological Consulting and Strategy.What is anthropology like in the business world? Vyjayanthi runs an anthropological consulting company (Rasa.nyc) that draws on social science and design to help companies better communicate and connect with their customers.We dive into questions such as who can call themselves an anthropologist (academic, corporate, podcasters?!), what does a consulting anthropological project look like, what makes up anthropological research, and is client-based ethnography anthropology selling out?--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thisanthrolife/message


19 Jul 2016

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