In this episode of the Sausage of Science we explore issues surrounding mental health in academia with Dr. Rebecca Lester. Dr. Lester is interested in how people understand and experience existential distress, as well as the institutions and practices that arise to address this distress. Here she shares her insights for ways mentors can better … Read More
SoS 62 – Ancient DNA and Mofongo with Dr. Maria Nieves-Colón In this week’s episode Dr. Maria Nieves-Colón, an anthropological geneticist, discusses how she uses both ancient DNA and modern genomics tools to examine human population history in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Water pirates, stigma, and books to come- this episode has a little bit of everything. This episode is a special feature with Drs. Alex Brewis and Amber Wutich, both President’s Professors in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. We are fortunate to have them on to discuss the upcoming … Read More
SoS 60- Something to Chew On with Dr. Caity Placek Dr. Caity Placek, an assistant professor of anthropology at Ball State University, gives us “something to chew on” with this week’s episode! Dr. Placek talks about her origin story and her recent work in India examining tobacco use among women of reproductive age.