Unsettling Gender Normativities through Dance and Music

The annual Istanbul LGBT Pride Week will kick off at the end of June in Turkey. For the 24th consecutive year, the event will incorporate the traditional parade which will roll down the streets of a historic city that was once the capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Every year, crowds in festive attires increase and […]

Combating Disease

Health Crises and Military Intervention Should the military play a role in global health? On Tuesday, April 19th The San Diego Tribune reported that the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego is one of only six laboratories in California that will begin using a Trioplex Real-time RT-PCR Assay (Trioplex rRT-PCR) to test civilian specimens […]

Points of Possible Convergence

Biocultural and Linguistic Anthropology   “What can be gained by the combination of biocultural and linguistic anthropology?” Biocultural anthropology offers an interdisciplinary, cross-subfield approach to anthropological research. It draws heavily upon various biological, cognitive, and sociocultural theories, among others, to point researchers towards methodologies and variables for inclusion in research design. The outcome of such […]

Communicating Bodies

New Juxtapositions of Linguistic and Medical Anthropology Linguistic anthropology and medical anthropology are growth areas of anthropology, yet research across these two fields has been relatively limited. Recently medical and linguistic anthropologists have shifted from viewing language, medicine, and science as established objects to documenting the practices, discourses, and technologies through which they are produced. […]

How to Design a Great Poster

Think Visually First Posters are the perfect invitation to a conversation about your research. Since posters are inherently visual, the key to a strong poster is simplicity—their immediate function is to pique the curiosity of passers-by. Once you have landed an audience, it’s up to you to bring your work to life, to share your […]

Love Your Poster

More than a decade ago I wrote a piece for Anthropology News touting the benefits and enjoyment of giving a poster at the AAA meetings. While among students, the poster option has begun to expand, even flourish, faculty remain hesitant, dismissive, and even antagonistic to the format. This is unfortunate and is inhibiting a better […]