Of Memorials, Sacrifice, and Hope in Turkey

This post was submitted by Dr. Sumi Colligan, Professor of Anthropology and Faculty Service-Learning Co-Coordinator at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. On the road in Turkey again this past month, two Turkish friends, one an avowed leftist and one a yoga devotee, and I visited several World War I memorials on the Gallipoli Peninsula near Canakkale. At the … Continue reading Of Memorials, Sacrifice, and Hope in Turkey

LAVC Anthropology Day Diversity Wall 2017: “Name Your Culture, Name The Issue”

  Written by Alfonso DiLuca, Vice-President Los Angeles Valley College Anthropological Society In science, perhaps more than in any other discipline, humans rest on prior experiences to advance and find truth. Like the great mathematician, Isaac Newton correctly pointed out in the 17th century: “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders … Continue reading LAVC Anthropology Day Diversity Wall 2017: “Name Your Culture, Name The Issue”

How do you raise a child? Insights from a World of Babies

How do you raise a child?  Ask any mother, and she’ll offer a long list of things you should do–and shouldn’t do.  Not only will three mothers share three different recommendations; as anthropologists, we now know that different communities may follow drastically different approaches to childcare. A mother in the US certainly receives much parenting … Continue reading How do you raise a child? Insights from a World of Babies

A Constructive (and Protective) Response for Our Discipline to the 2016 Elections

  This post was submitted by David Lempert, Ph.D., J.D., M.B.A., E.D. (Hon.). Like it or not, Anthropology is now likely to be under increasing pressure to demonstrate specific, measurable benefits and value to students, government agencies, and donors, beyond just the sale of specific services (in applied anthropology) or the benefits of diversity, intellectual … Continue reading A Constructive (and Protective) Response for Our Discipline to the 2016 Elections

Supporting Students Impacted by Proposed Immigration Policy Changes

This post was authored by Susan Bibler Coutin, with Anita Casavantes Bradford and Laura E. Enriquez. As an anthropologist who writes about immigration issues, many of my conversations at the American Anthropological Association’s recent Annual Meeting in Minneapolis focused on how we can support noncitizen students who are threatened with deportation and “unauthorization” – which … Continue reading Supporting Students Impacted by Proposed Immigration Policy Changes