Let’s Talk About Borders

One of the things I love most about the field of anthropology is the way it challenges concepts of borders. And it does so by reminding us that borders, like so many other concepts, are social constructs. … More Let’s Talk About Borders

Book Discussion: Crazy Like Us by Ethan Watters

The full title of this book is Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche by Ethan Watters. I first read this book for a Psychological Anthropology class when I was an undergrad, and I’ve been revisiting it every so often ever since then (thanks Dr. Davenport!). The are three main points in this … More Book Discussion: Crazy Like Us by Ethan Watters

8 Short but Insightful Documentaries Covering International Issues

I often find myself watching short documentaries during my spare time to learn more about current events and issues around the world. The following are some of my favorite documentaries from this past year. Some are inspiring, some are infuriating, and many are both. All are around 20 minutes long (or less) and available to … More 8 Short but Insightful Documentaries Covering International Issues