Category Archives: Author Interviews

Anthropological Horizons: An Interview with Series Editor Michael Lambek

In addition to all of the work we do in the Higher Education Division of University of Toronto Press to publish materials for undergraduate anthropology students—especially the Teaching Culture series of classroom ethnographies—we are fortunate to work alongside colleagues in our Scholarly Publishing Division who have as their focus the publication of new scholarship. In the lead-up to this week’s annual meeting of the Canadian Anthropology Society / Société canadienne d’anthropologie, we would like to highlight one of our colleagues’ most important series: Anthropological Horizons. In this interview, UTP Scholarly’s current Acquisition Editor for Social Sciences, Douglas Hildebrand, discusses the origins and the major contributions to Anthropological Horizons with the series editor, Michael Lambek (Canada Research Chair in the Anthropology of Ethical Life at the University of Toronto). read more…

  • dateMay 11, 2015
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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…

  • dateApril 8, 2015
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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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