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.
Chris and Cara chat with Dr. NIcky Hawley, an assistant professor of anthropology and epidemiology at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Hawley’s work focuses on the intergenerational transmission of chronic disease in Samoa, American Samoa, and South Africa.
The latest episode of the Sausage of Science Hackademics delves into the American Journal of Human Biology with the new editor, Dr. Bill Leonard. Dr. Leonard discusses his vision for the future of the journal, the reviewing process, and new plans for science communication
SoS 57- Faith, Food, and Fat with Jessica Hardin This week on the Sausage of Science, Chris and Cara chat with Dr. Jessica Hardin, an assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at Rochester Institue of Technology. Dr. Hardin’s work focuses on the intersection of medicine and religion shapes lived experiences of chronic illness.
SoS 56- Hackademics: (Un)grading with Susan Blum This week on our next installment of Hackademics, we discuss pedagogical practices in higher education with Dr. Susan Blum. This episode delves into classroom practices to promote learning, from (un)grading to physical environments. Dr. Blum is Professor of Anthropology at Notre Dame, whose research focuses on the big … Read More
SoS Bonus- Remembering Napoleon Chagnon with Dr. Raymond Hames Dr. Napoleon Chagnon passed away on September 29 of this year. Chagnon has had an immense impact on our field through both his work and mentorship. Chagnon is well-known for his extensive work among the Yanomamo.
What do anthropologists mean by “biocultural”? with Jennifer Cullin This week on the Sausage of Science, Chris and Cara chat with Jennifer Cullin, a doctoral student in the department of anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington. At IU Bloomington, Jennifer’s research focuses on fat bias and the relationship between statistical norms and cultural norms. During her … Read More