In this episode Chris and Cara talk with Dr. Tom Leatherman (Professor of Anthropology at UMass Amherst) and Dr. Alan Goodman (Professor of Anthropology at Hampshire College). Drs. Leatherman and Goodman discuss their revolutionary work advocating for biocultural collaborations within anthropology, focusing especially on concepts of embodiment, political economy, and structural racism. The conversation explores advances in biocultural work, from the publication of their groundbreaking book “Building a New Biocultural Synthesis” to the state of the field today.

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Check out the AJHB article “Building on the biocultural syntheses: 20 years and still expanding” referenced in the episode here:

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