Zombie Tourism, Cliff Walks, and Skydiving

Contributing editor Carrie Hough interviews CSAS Board Member Adam Kaul about Leisure and Death: An Anthropological Tour of Risk, Death, and Dying, which he co-edited with Jonathan Skinner.

Reimagining the Maori Haka

In the spring of 2017, my research sabbatical at Waikato University in Aotearoa/New Zealand centered on the extreme over-representation of the indigenous Māori people in the prison system. Nonetheless, I was constantly pulled into the national obsession with rugby and its conspicuous connection to Māori culture. Although well aware that many Māori athletes are rugby […]

The Political Structure of Saddlebred Horse Showing

When it came time to choose an undergraduate major, I ultimately picked anthropology because it allowed me to explore any subject and study it in a new and innovative way. At the Central States Anthropological Society’s Spring 2017 conference, I presented my senior research findings on the American Saddlebred horse showing community, of which I have been a […]

Music and Culture and Conferencing, Oh My!

The 97th Annual Meeting of the Central States Anthropological Society will take place April 19–21, 2018 on the campus of Indiana University at Bloomington. This year’s meeting is being held jointly with MIDSEM, the Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, which makes it a great opportunity for joint panels and productive cross-pollination (not to mention […]