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AnthroPod is produced by the Society for Cultural Anthropology. In each episode, we explore what anthropology teaches us about the world and people around us.

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3. Kamari M. Clarke on Cultural Citizenship

In this episode of AnthroPod, Rupa Pillai interviews Kamari Maxine Clarke, author of "Notes on Cultural Citizenship in the Black Atlantic World," which appears in the August 2013 issue of Cultural Anthropology. For more on this article and all of our other content, visit culanth.org.


16 Sep 2013

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19. #BlackLivesMatter: Anthropologists on Protest, Policing and Race-Based Violence

Three anthropologists share insights on the #BlackLivesMatter movement, social media, policing, race-based violence and histories of African American protest. Featuring Yarimar Bonilla, Laurence Ralph and Mark Auslander.


18 Nov 2015

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25. Anna Tsing on Landscapes and the Anthropocene

Anna Tsing on Landscapes and the Anthropocene


6 Jul 2016

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7. Worlding with the Body

We return again to the November 2013 American Anthropological Association meeting in Chicago to showcase the panel entitled "Worlding with the Body." In this episode the five panelists consider how the concept of "worlding" -- that is, how bodies are not simply objects that exist within the world, but agents that operate to partially make it - can help reveal new details about their diverse fields of research.


23 Jan 2014

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12. Ethnography of Post-Genocide

On this episode of AnthroPod, Jonah S. Rubin interviews three anthropologists working in the aftermath of genocides. The works these authors are discussing were originally presented at a panel entitled "Gray Zones and their Aftermaths: Memory, Mourning, Justice" at the 112th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. For show notes and additional information, visit: http://culanth.org/fieldsights/558-ethnographies-of-post-genocide


10 Sep 2014

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32. Animals and Anthropology

Theory, method, and politics of studying human-animal relations from anthropological perspectives with Nikhil Anand, Philippe Descola, Radhika Govindrajan, Laura Ogden, and Paige West.


25 May 2017

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4. Saida Hodzic on Global Health Governance

On this episode of AnthroPod, the podcast of the Society for Cultural Anthropology, Jonah S Rubin interviews Prof. Saida Hodzic (Cornell) about her article in the Fubruary 2013 issue of Cultual Anthropology, entitled: "Ascertaining Deadly Harms: Aesthetics and Politics of Global Evidence." For more AnthroPod and all the other content put out by the SCA visit us at: www.culanth.org. Show notes are available at: http://culanth.org/fieldsights/388-saida-hodzic-on-global-health-governance.


21 Oct 2013

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52. Anthropologists as Public Intellectuals: Kristen Ghodsee & Ruth Behar in Conversation

Ruth Behar speaks with Kristen Ghodsee about how anthropologists can be public intellectuals: They discuss how can anthropologists maintain credibility as scholars within the academy while also speaking to broader audiences; the necessity of patience and thinking of a career over the long duree; the productive spaces and possibilities within the discipline to reach out; and tips and suggestions for how to write in ways that appeal to non-academic audiences.

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15 Aug 2019

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AnthroBites: Scientific Racism

Rachel Watkins discusses the origins and legacies of scientific racism for AnthroBites, the podcast that makes key concepts in anthropology more digestible.


29 Aug 2017

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AnthroBites: Feminist Anthropology

Christa Craven discusses feminist anthropology in this episode of AnthroBites, the podcast that makes key concepts in anthropology more digestible.


15 Mar 2018

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16. Dorothy E. Roberts on The Future Of Race In Science: Regression Or Revolution?

On this episode of AnthroPod, the podcast of the Society of Cultural Anthropology, we listen to Dorothy E. Roberts's keynote address from the 2014 meeting of the American Anthropological Association. For more on information, visit: http://culanth.org/fieldsights/646-dorothy-e-roberts-on-the-future-of-race-in-science-regression-or-revolution


6 Mar 2015

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37. More-than-Human Politics

Guest producers Stine Krøijer and Astrid Oberborbeck Andersen take up a debate that is central to current environmental and political anthropology: namely, how ethnographers can identify and describe the political when earth beings, spirits, or nonhuman others become part of the ethnographic equation? Marisol de la Cadena’s 2015 book _Earth Beings: Ecologies of Practice across Andean Worlds_ is the point of departure for the conversation. The episode is built around a recording of a workshop on “More than Human Politics,” which was held in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen in April 2015.

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12 Oct 2017

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AnthroBites: Hunters & Gathers

Graeme Warren explains what we can learn about histories and cultures through Hunter & Gatherer research.


6 Jun 2018

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10. Publishing Anthropology, Pt. 1: What Editors Want

This episode of AnthroPod is the first of a two-part series on publishing in academia. In Part 1, we go behind-the-scenes in the editorial offices of Cultural Anthropology, American Anthropologist, and Duke University Press with Anne Allison, Tom Boellstorff, and Tim Elfenbein. Part 2 will feature Dominic Boyer, James Faubion, Cymene Howe, George Marcus, and Mary Murrell.

1hr 18mins

18 Jul 2014

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51. Cashlessness: A Look at Life on the Margins of a Digitalizing Economy

Guests Camilla Ida Ravnbøl and Marie Kolling explore the impact that digitalizing economies have on communities that are poor and highly cash dependent. The episode features Ravnbøl's research with Roma migrants at the Roskilde Festival, a music festival in Denmark that went cashless in 2017 but has developed accommodations for cash-dependent Roma migrants who collect bottles for refunds. Rich soundscapes anchor the listener in the ethnographic context of this research.


27 Jun 2019

Rank #15

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49. When Fieldwork Breaks Your Heart

In "When Fieldwork Breaks Your Heart," guest producer Aisha Sultan considers the question: what do you do when fieldwork threatens to break your heart? While graduate seminars and methodological reflections within anthropology often focus on the possibilities ethnography affords as the cornerstone of the discipline, Sultan here contends with its bleaker and more difficult dimensions: the toll it takes on the minds and bodies of ethnographers; experiences of mental illness; persistent feelings of distrust, frustration, and exhaustion. Sultan’s conversation with Helen Lee and Shoshanna Williams is interspersed with excerpts of poetry and fieldnotes from each of their fieldwork experiences. Together, these reflections offer a candid, vulnerable, and realistic insight into the quotidian experience of doing ethnographic fieldwork.


14 Feb 2019

Rank #16

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38. The Anthropology of Media in a Post-Truth Era

Anthropologists of media and journalism reflect on the current post-truth era in the United States means for research and teaching. This episode features a panel from the the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association with Naomi Schiller, Robert Samet, Natalia Roudakova, Alexandra Juhasz, Amahl Bishara, and Faye Ginsburg.Music: “Bit Rio” and “Caravan” by Podington Bear


21 Dec 2017

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26. Alma Gottlieb on Experiments in Ethnographic Writing

In this episode, Dr. Alma Gottlieb discusses her approach to ethnographic writing. For more, visit culanth.org.


16 Nov 2016

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53. Anthropology and/of Mental Health, Pt. 1

In this episode, AnthroPod Contributing Editor Anar Parikh talks to Prof. Beatriz-Reyes Foster and Prof. Rebecca Lester about their blog series "Trauma and Resilience in Ethnographic Fieldwork" on Anthrodendum. For more, visit https://culanth.org/fieldsights/contributed-content/anthropod


14 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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18. Tobias Rees on Global Health And Humanity

In this episode of AnthroPod, Stacy Topouzova and Rupa Pillai interview Tobias Rees, author of "Humanity/Plan; or, On the 'Stateless' Today (Also Being an Anthropology of Global Health)", which appears in the August 2014 issue of Cultural Anthropology. Professor Rees is an associate professor in the Department of the Social Sciences of Medicine at McGill University.


4 Nov 2015

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