Happy International Anthropology Day!

We thought that February 19th—National Anthropology Day—should be a day for thinking about not just what anthropology has been but what it might become. And so we invited the Centre for Imaginative Ethnography to talk a little about who they are and what they do in supporting a more creative ethnographic practice. Because we can all stand to be more imaginative about the work we do. read more…

  • dateFebruary 19, 2015
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How I Learned to Love Comics: An Anthropology Editor Sees the Light

This post kicks off a new blog series called Graphic Adventures in Anthropology. Once a week for the next 6 weeks, a guest contributor will write about some aspect of graphic anthropology (and by “graphic” we mean drawing in general, and comics in particular), from visual culture to visual communication, and from ethnographic method to dissemination device, culminating in the announcement of a new series we are launching at the press called: ethnoGRAPHIC. Here’s the line-up… read more…

  • dateFebruary 12, 2015
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Empowered and Empowering Students with Emily Lloyd

This blog posting on student empowerment is inspired by a recent talk given by Emily Lloyd, a PhD candidate and adjunct instructor at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Emily includes a list of references as a helpful starting place for others seeking inspiration for empowerment in the classroom. read more…

  • dateJanuary 28, 2015
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  • posted byLeah McCurdy
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Making the AAA Manageable: The Teaching Culture Top 20

Here’s our list of the top 20 sessions to attend at the 2014 AAA in Washington, DC. The list reflects our own interest in storytelling, creative ethnography, publishing, and teaching, with a few rogue selections thrown in for good measure. read more…

  • dateNovember 26, 2014
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Engaging Large Classes with Professor Deborah Moon

This is the second in a series of blog postings by the Anthropology Teaching Forum (ATF) at the University of Texas, San Antonio. The first post introduced the ATF and its goal of building a strong teaching culture to match the research focus of the graduate program. This post offers a summary of a recent ATF meeting in which guest speaker Deb Moon provided creative ideas for teaching in large classroom environments. read more…

  • dateNovember 25, 2014
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  • posted byLeah McCurdy
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