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SoS Episode 30- Yes, Anthropology is Racist: A Chat with Shay Akil Mclean
In episode 30, we chat with Shay-Akil Mclean, a doctoral student in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign . Shay-Akil discusses his experiences navigating many barriers throughout graduate school, as well as his research and future goals.
Shay-Akil is completing an interdisciplinary project, examining the impact of inequality on human biology & health at multiple stages: knowledge production (STS, SKATS), collection of biological data, analysis, and interventions. His previous research has examined the relationship between inequality, food insecurity, and dental health in Buffalo, New York, and he is currently working on completing his dissertation project. For more information on his work, check out his webpage with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at: illinois.academia.edu/ShayAkilMcLean, or get in touch with him through Twitter @hood_biologist.