SoS 20 – Wire-cutting and Fieldwork: A Chat with Jo Weaver

August 6, 2018By Jason DeCaroCareer path, Fieldwork, India, Mental health, Science communication, Season 1 No Comments

In episode 20, we talk with Dr. Lesley Jo Weaver about her new position as Assistant Professor of International Studies at the University of Oregon, her new book “Sugar and Tension”, fieldwork, and her podcast “Speaking of Race”, which she co-hosts along with Jim Bindon and Erik Peterson. Weaver shares stories of wire cutting and … Read More

SoS 18- Rethinking the Acculturation Narrative: A Chat with E.E. Hunt, Jr. Award Winner Isa Godinez

July 30, 2018By Jason DeCaroFieldwork, Health, Hunt Award Winner, Metabolism, Migration, Purepecha, Season 1 No Comments

In episode 18, we interview Isa Godinez, this year’s recipient of the HBA Edward E. Hunt, Jr. Award for Outstanding Graduate Presentation or Poster for her poster entitled Cardiometabolic health among Purepecha in North Carolina. Godinez is a graduate student at UNC Chapel Hill working with Dr. Amanda Thompson, and recently completed a successful doctoral … Read More

SoS 17- We Need to Consider That People Travel-Chat with Kathy Oths and Hannah Smith

July 30, 2018By Jason DeCaroCareer path, Growth and development, Health, Peru, Season 1 No Comments

In episode 17, we interview Kathy Oths and Hannah Smith from the University of Alabama about their recent AJHB article “A decade of rapid change: Biocultural influences on child growth in highland Peru” (Vol. 30, Issue 2, onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ajhb.23072). Oths is Professor of Anthropology, and Smith is a Master’s student in the program working with Dr. Oths. … Read More

SoS 16- Biocultural implications of Soviet collapse & other stories with Bill Leonard Part B

June 8, 2018By humbio-adminBolivia, Evolution, Health, Lecture, Peru, Season 1, Siberia No Comments

In episode 16, we share an edited version of Bill Leonard’s April 24, 2018 James R. Bindon Biocultural Anthropology and Health Series lecture at the University of Alabama entitled “Integrating Evolutionary and Biological Approaches to the Study of Human Diversity and Health.” Leonard is the Abraham Harris Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology … Read More

SoS 15 – Past, Present, & Future of Human Adaptability with Bill Leonard Part A

June 8, 2018By humbio-adminBolivia, Career path, Evolution, Health, Peru, Season 1, Siberia No Comments

In episode 15, we interview Bill Leonard from Northwestern University. Leonard is the Abraham Harris Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology and the Director of the Global Health Studies Program at Northwestern. He is a past president of the Human Biology Association. In this interview, he talks about his heritage from the Paul … Read More

SoS 14- Bags of Fingernail Clippings and Muslim Refugees with Rieti Gengo

May 27, 2018By humbio-adminKenya, Migration, Nutritional status, Refugees, Season 1 No Comments

In episode 14, we interview Rieti Gengo, a doctoral candidate in biocultural anthropology at Notre Dame. Besides fingernail clippings, we talk to Rieti about his recent publication “Positive effects of refugee presence on host community nutritional status in Turkana County, Kenya” in American Journal of Human Biology (onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ajhb.23060). For more info about Rieti, check out … Read More

SoS 13 – Milk Does Not Necessarily Do a Body Good with Andrea Wiley (Part B)

May 10, 2018By humbio-adminBiocultural anthropology, Lecture, Milk consumption, Normalcy, Season 1 No Comments

In episodes 12 and 13, we interview Andrea Wiley from Indiana University and share an edit of her October 13, 2016 James R. Bindon Biocultural Anthropology and Health Series lecture at the University of Alabama entitled “Biocultural Perspectives and Biological ‘Normalcy’: The example of human consumption of cow’s milk.” Wiley is Professor of Anthropology and … Read More

SoS 12 – Milking Kitties with Andrea Wiley (Part A)

May 10, 2018By humbio-adminBiocultural anthropology, Milk consumption, Normalcy, Season 1 No Comments

In episodes 12 and 13, we interview Andrea Wiley from Indiana University and share an edit of her October 13, 2016 James R. Bindon Biocultural Anthropology and Health Series lecture at the University of Alabama entitled “Biocultural Perspectives and Biological ‘Normalcy’: The example of human consumption of cow’s milk.” Wiley is Professor of Anthropology and … Read More