Tag Archives: Anthropology Teaching Forum

“We are not brains on sticks!” Teaching Anthropology with the Senses

In this post, Jess Auerbach talks about motivating students by using the five senses and bringing them “out of their brains and into their bodies.” “We are not brains on sticks,” a group of 11 African Studies students told me … read more…

  • dateFebruary 17, 2022
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  • posted byJohn Barker
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Interrogating the Concept of Categories – an Interview with Lochlann Jain

Stanford University anthropologist and artist, Lochlann Jain, speaks with Anne Brackenbury (former editor at University of Toronto Press who launched the ethnoGRAPHIC Series) to talk about Jain’s new book, Things That Art: A Graphic Menagerie of Enchanting Curiosity. This debut … read more…

  • dateOctober 1, 2019
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  • posted byAnna
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What Students Deserve in a Textbook

With the recent release of Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology, we asked author Laura Tubelle de González to talk about her new textbook, and her hopes for its use in the classroom. Here, González discusses what inspired her, why … read more…

  • dateAugust 22, 2019
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  • posted byAnna
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Teaching & Learning Creative Habits: The Evolution of #archink

With #inktober now in its 10th year, Katherine Cook explains the on-going success of the campaign, and discusses the evolution of #archink. As instructors, we often have rather lofty aspirations when we set assignments for our students, hoping for innovative approaches, clever … read more…

  • dateOctober 23, 2018
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  • posted byKatherine Cook
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Proposing a Harry Potter and Anthropology Course

My discussion last month centred on the emerging trend for developing disciplinary courses in concert with popular culture themes. The possibilities for relevant and insightful connections are as endless as the imaginations of fiction authors, screenwriters, musicians, and other artists. In this post, I want to delve deeply into a course at the intersection of popular culture and anthropology that certainly would have held my attention as an undergraduate. Here, I propose a Harry Potter and Anthropology course that uses Harry Potter as a gateway to discussions of the important themes of four-field anthropology. read more…

  • dateApril 20, 2016
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  • posted byLeah McCurdy
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