What do anthropologists mean by “biocultural”? with Jennifer Cullin

This week on the Sausage of Science, Chris and Cara chat with Jennifer Cullin, a doctoral student in the department of anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington. At IU Bloomington, Jennifer’s research focuses on fat bias and the relationship between statistical norms and cultural norms. During her first year as a graduate student, she co-authored, “What Do Anthropologists Mean When They Use the Term Biocultural?”Her dissertation research documents the obesity prevalence and externalizing and internalizing fat bias among two populations in Indiana.

In this episode, she chats with Chris and Cara about biocultural anthropology and the preliminary findings of her dissertation work. To contact Jennifer, send her an email at jcullin@indiana.edu or connect with her on Twitter @jennifermcullin.

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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