Category Archives: Author Interviews

Unflattening Scholarship with Comics

For this post, We sat down with Nick Sousanis to talk about the challenges and benefits of making a stronger connection between comics, scholarship, and pedagogy in higher education. Nick defended his comic dissertation last spring at Columbia’s Teacher College and the published book, Unflattening, is being published by Harvard University Press this month. read more…

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Author Interview (In Four Short Videos): Andrew Walsh

When it comes to ethnographies that have proven to be successful in the classroom, one of the most popular books that we’ve seen in the last two years is Made in Madagascar: Sapphires, Ecotourism, and the Global Bazaar. Now that the current semester is rolling to a stop and book orders for January courses are starting to appear, we thought it would be a good time to share the following video interview with the author, Andrew Walsh. read more…

  • dateDecember 11, 2013
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Author Interview: Gillian Crowther

We are very excited about the imminent release of Gillian Crowther’s new book, Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food. In advance of its publication, we would like to share this short interview with the author, in which she shares her inspiration for writing the book, her approach to teaching her own anthropology of food course, and what she enjoys most about teaching. read more…

  • dateSeptember 30, 2013
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Author Interview: John Barker

In the past several years, Ancestral Lines: The Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the Fate of the Rainforest has become one of the most popular ethnographies for first-year undergraduate courses in North America. The author, John Barker, shares his motivation for writing the ethnography, how he consciously designed it to work with or without a supporting textbook, and how he approaches undergraduate teaching. read more…

  • dateSeptember 26, 2013
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Author Interview: Mary Kenny

Mary Kenny, author of a bestselling ethnography on child labor in Brazil, shares her inspiration for writing the ethnography, some ideas about how it might be used in anthropology courses, and her approach to teaching. read more…

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