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 wisdom that range from the process of moving cross-country to identifying and working with sustainably developed NGOs. Her latest research project in India will be focusing on social stratification, mental health, and stigma. More information about her research can be found at her previous faculty page:, and she can also be reached via email at: Her new faculty information can soon be found on the Department of International Studies at the University of Oregon website: To get in touch with the “Speaking of Race” podcast, check out their website:

The Sausage of Science is produced by Cara Ocobock and Chris Lynn, with assistance from Junior Service Fellow Caroline Owens for the Public Relations Committee of the Human Biology Association. The song in the soundbed is “Always Lyin’” by the Morning Shakes.
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