In this episode, Dr. Tanya Lurhmann joins Chris and Cara to discuss her life’s work as an “anthropologist of the human relationship with invisible others”. Dr. Lurhmann is the Watkins University Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University.
This week Cara and Chris chat with Dr. Eileen Hebets, a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Hebets discusses her research on spider communication and how these same techniques can be applied to better understand communication in humans and other animals.
SoS 67- Hackademics: Harassment and SAFE13 with Dr. Kate Clancy In this installment of our #Hackademics series, Dr. Kate Clancy, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, shares her work on the SAFE13 project and provides advice for dealing with harassment in academia. Dr. Clancy’s work has had significant policy ramifications, exemplified by … Read More
Dr. Rebecca Gibson, a visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame, shares her fascinating research on the history of corsets in this week’s episode. Dr. Gibson’s primary research examines changes in the skeletal structure of women who wore corsets between 1700-1900 CE. She also discusses her work exploring the romantic and sexual entanglements … Read More
This week on the Sausage of Science, Chris and Cara chat with Dr. Alice Yao, an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. They discuss Dr. Yao’s archaeological work exploring how genetic markers have been (mis)applied to assess the evolution of lactase persistence. This work has important implications for how … Read More
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.