Silenced Prejudices and the Gynecological Encounter

Health is the new social. Across academia, public health arena and healthcare, and even the lives of people, health is an exhaustively viable yet precariously dense notion that is operative in complex forms through conceptions, metaphors, globalizing forces, and life-changing or life-threating realities. My anthropological research about the relevance and impact of sexuality disclosures by […]

Activating and Deactivating Heritage Symbols

On the Tubman $20 and Other Symbolic Controversies After a long controversy between students and upper-level administration, Yale University decided not to remove the name of John C. Calhoun from their residential community building. Apparently, they only supported efforts to stop using the title “master” to address the faculty members who head these residential communities. […]

Roots, Routes, and Reggae Music in Ghana

Notes from the Field I had originally come to Ghana inspired to investigate Ghana’s well documented Hiplife music and dance culture. A hybrid take on American Hip Hop performed in the dominant indigenous language of Twi, Hiplife has dominated the local music industry since the early 2000s. In the two-decades of its existence, Hiplife turned […]