New Approaches to Four-Field Anthropology

Is a four-field approach to specific anthropological research questions feasible in the modern era or is the idea dead? The authors suggest a new approach that makes four-field investigations practical and fruitful.

How to Make a Zine

Feeling boxed in by traditional professional or academic publishing outlets? A zine—a small self-published pamphlet or booklet—can be a powerful tool for unlocking creativity and expanding the reach and impact of your work.

Singing with Pippa Bacca

In noughties Italy, the Bubble Gum choir performed a liberatory counterimage of the feminine. Today, Bacca’s chorus breathes new life into the ensemble of characters and an impermanent but continuo art piece.

All Things Ape

One illustrator’s approach to conveying the multidimensional lives of apes with particular focus on their anatomy.

Addressing Food Insecurity on College Campuses

Practicing anthropology helps play an important role in bringing more awareness and understanding of the complex issues related to food insecurity. It can also play a role in developing and implementing effective strategies to combat hunger and protect vulnerable populations, such as college students.

“Good Practices,” Humanized Birth, and Waiting for Care in Brazil

If the objective is to make “good” birth a possibility for all Brazilian women, then maternal and infant health policies must make a more robust attempt to address the systematic exclusions of racially and economically marginalized Brazilians from the promise of “health for all.”

The Human Cost of Border Enforcement Policies

A participatory pop-up exhibition breaks down traditional disciplinary boundaries between art and anthropology to inform wider audiences about the humanitarian crisis occurring at the United States–Mexico border.

The Anthropologist as Artist

A deeply interdisciplinary visual artist creates objects that are both art and ethnography. Her installations produce space for immersive, social forms of understanding.