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Sharing Syllabi: Queer Anthropology

Tom Boellstorff, Professor in the Department of Anthropology at UC Irvine, shares the syllabus for his Winter 2014 graduate course, Anthropology 252a: Queer Anthropology. read more…

  • dateJanuary 17, 2014
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Flipping Anthropology: Take Two

It wouldn’t be right to close out the year without somehow addressing / acknowledging / assessing the huge amount of energy and attention that was given over in 2013 to discussions of flipped learning (as opposed to MOOCs, which faced a pretty healthy backlash in the second half of the year). I contributed to this energy sink as well… read more…

  • dateDecember 31, 2013
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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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Post-AAA Post

Another year, another AAA come and gone. It felt like one of the busiest yet—from the frenzy of pre-conference tweeting about the role of scarves in an anthropologist’s wardrobe, to the crazy long lineups for coffee in the Chicago Hilton, to the lively conversations that were brimming with creative ideas for new books and new ways of thinking about how to approach teaching. We’re exhausted, but in a good way. And we’re excited about turning some of these ideas into reality in the near future. read more…

  • dateNovember 26, 2013
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We’re celebrating our first anniversary!

A blog is only as good as the community it supports, so we want to thank our community members for their enthusiastic participation in our first year. You’ve made this endeavor an incredibly rewarding experience. Here’s hoping that the second year will prove to be as much fun! read more…

  • dateNovember 15, 2013
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  • posted byAnne
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