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34 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
S5E6 - Interview with Dr. Erin Moore (Cultural Medical Anthropology)
In the finale of our Engagement series, Shane interviews Dr. Erin Moore, the newest faculty member in the Ohio State University Anthropology Department. Dr. Moore speaks to us about her research with women and girls in Uganda and with multinational nongovernmental organizations. Shane and Dr. Moore discuss the concept of a "gender panic" and the importance of being transformed by research.
47 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
S5E5 - Interview with Dr. Mandy Agnew (Biological Anthropology)
In the fifth episode of our Engagement series, Shane interviews Dr. Mandy Agnew, a biological anthropologist who directs the Skeletal Biology Research Laboratory at Ohio State. Dr. Agnew tells us about how her grandparents and mentors helped shape her journey to anthropology. She also discusses her ongoing research with industry partners and the importance of collaborating and communicating with stakeholders at all phases of the research process.
40 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
S5E4 - Interview with Mark Anthony Arceño (Food Anthropology)
In episode 4 of our Engagement series, we interview Dr. Mark Anthony Arceño about his research on the taste, place, and identity of winegrowers from central Ohio and Alsace, eastern France. We discuss the role taste and place play in adaptation to climate, economic, and legislative change, as well as the importance of staying connected with local food producers. Following the theme of our Engagement series, Mark Anthony and Shane discuss research ethics and a vision for engaged anthropology
42 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
S5E3 - Interview with Dr. Anna Willow (Environmental Anthropology)
In this episode, Dr. Anna Willow, an environmental anthropologist, described her work with indigenous activists across Canada. Dr. Willow research focuses on industrial extraction, it's detrimental effects on people and landscapes, and the activists who are resisting these forces and trying to transform society.
42 minutes | Dec 19, 2020
S5E2: Interview with Taylor Tomu (medical anthropology)
In this episode, we interview PhD student Taylor Tomu who discusses her various research during her time at OSU. Taylor answers questions such as, "What does the experiences of Black women in the medical system tell us about how that system operates?" and considers how the medical system operates as a social system with a culture. Her current research focuses on the Black women at the front lines of COVID who are helping people navigate and continue to navigate their health, particularly in areas of pre-existing disparities and outcomes. Finally, Taylor talks with us about her recent co-authorship of a book titled, "The Unwelcome Stranger"--a children's book that helps parents talk about the COVID-19 pandemic with their families.
12 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
S5_E1: Introducing Engagement and Shane Scaggs
A new season is coming! In this episode, we introduce the new Voice of the Podcast, Shane Scaggs, and the theme of this season--engagement.
16 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
Bonus Episode with Dr. Filiberto Penados: Engaging with Indigenous Voices
In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Filiberto Penados, the academic director of CELA-Belize. After describing the reality and struggle of indigenous peoples in Belize (a small country in Central America) to affirm their rights to land and imagine and create a self-defined future, Dr. Penados describes how he has participated in this as an engaged scholar. He explains the ideas of "re-rooting and re-routing," centering around his basic question of "How do you educate in a post-colonial context? How do you engage in de-colonial education and development?" Listen to this episode to find out how Dr. Penados integrates Maya ways of knowing and being into learning, which is centered at a community level.
46 minutes | May 15, 2020
Bonus Episode: Where are you from? With students from Columbus Metro Early College Middle School
"Where are you from?" In this special bonus episode, students from the Columbus Metro Early College Middle School (6-8th grade) answer this question as a part of their January-term project. With the idea that "Where are you from" means so much more than what is your family background, students take the time to tell us about what shaped them as who they are today, including: stories of their parents' home countries; ancestral stories shared by family members; what it means to move; different food traditions within their families; and the influence of art, games and reading. We are excited to share their stories as a part of our podcast, and hope that you enjoy them too. An index of topics is listed below: SECTION 1: "Home" (4:33) Mariah (4:43): Family trips to Maryland Saleh and Omar (6:24): "The Horn of Africa," Somalian history and language Pradnya (12:00): "The World Inside Ohm", Hinduism and Yoga Marguerite (15:23): "Mobile Home" What it means to move Jillian (17:24): European Roots from Family tales Holden (19:15): "Zoomin' As A Human", Family traditions and cycling SECTION 2: "Food" (20:51) Paolo and Graham (20:57): "The Meals that Made Us", Food traditions from Germany and Poland (plus Pizza!) Austen (24:48): Snacking and friendship Oumar (26:16): Influence of Dad's African culture SECTION 3: "Hobbies" (29:42) Jacob (29:50): Dungeons and Dragons, and creativity Loic (32:31): "Comic Origin: Batman" The history of Batman Ali (33:45): Life lessons and impact of Anime Isra (37:47): Reading and Harry Potter Iza (40:04): Art and reading books Zaiden (42:59): Art and culture CONCLUSION (44:19)
13 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
Bonus Episode: A reflection on 50 years of anthropology, with Donna Firm
How can you use anthropology without realizing it? In this episode, we talk with Donna Firm, an OSU alumna (class of '73), who took her anthropology degree and applied it to a lifetime with the Ohio State Department. Donna, who celebrated OSU's centennial, reflects on how anthropology has changed over the last fifty years, and tells us how she still keeps anthropology in her life today.
15 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
S4E5 – Interview with Dr. Gremillion (Paleoethnobotany)
What can we learn from paleofeces (a.k.a. dried ancient feces)? In this episode, we talk with archaeologist and paleoethnobotanist Dr. Kris Gremillion, and discuss her research with Native American plant remains in the caves and rock shelters of eastern Kentucky. She covers topics including: understanding the origins and development of agricultural systems, the challenges of working with plant remains, and how understanding ancient plants could help fight food insecurity in the future.
19 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
S4E4 - Interview with Dr. Downey (Ecological Anthropology)
Do you know the origins of the term "slash and burn agriculture"? In this episode we talk with Dr. Sean Downey, an ecological anthropologist who works in Belize. Dr. Downey describes the colonial view that led to the term "slash and burn" for the practice that many anthropologists and ecologists prefer to call, "Swidden" agriculture. Dr. Downey's research asks the questions, "how do community social norms lead to sustainable forest outcomes, even under the clearing regimes that they use to provide subsistence for their families?" Listen to this episode to find out more about how Dr. Downey conducts his research, and preliminary results!
16 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
S4E4 - Interview with Dr. Steadman (Forensic Anthropology)
Do raccoons have a preference on what they scavenge? How does our environment and what we consume in our lifetime affect how we decompose? In this bonus episode, we talk with forensic anthropologist Dr. Dawnie Wolfe- Steadman, and hear about her research at the Forensic Anthropology Center at University of Tennessee, Knoxville (a.k.a The Body Farm) where she works with donated bodies to inform science and criminal justice. From this, we recognize Anthropology's multiple disciplines and raise the broader questions about the human body and culture.
21 minutes | Aug 1, 2019
Bonus Episode with Dr. Bruce Floyd: Populating Polynesia
Have you ever stuck your hand in cold water and watched it prune? In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Bruce Floyd of the University of Auckland. After describing his circuitous path to anthropology, Dr. Floyd describes his research studying "cold induced vasodilation response (CIVD)" as a hypotheses for understanding the Peopling of the Pacific. How does this relate to prune-y hands? Listen to find out...
26 minutes | Jun 6, 2019
Bonus Episode with Dr. Amara Solari: Idolizing Mary in the Pre-Colombian Yucatan
In this bonus episode, we interview Dr. Amara Solari of Penn State University and discovery the intersection between art and anthropology in the Pre-Colombian Yucatan. Dr. Solari discusses the transition of Mayan culture to Christianity, including the adoption and idolization of the Virgin Mary. To read her book: https://www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-08332-8.html
13 minutes | Apr 1, 2019
S4E3 - Interview with Dr. Field (Archaeology)
How do islands preserve the past? How do humans transform their environments? In this episode, we talk with archaeologist Dr. Julie Field, and hear about her research in the Pacific Islands with population growth and the trajectory of environmental change. By speaking on diversity of biology, culture, and thought, we can study where we have been and answer the question of "where are we going?" (Bonus: Learn a new knock-knock joke!)
20 minutes | Mar 7, 2019
S4E2 - Interview with Dr. Kawa (Cultural Anthropology)
What can human waste tell you about culture? How do different cultures manage waste and compost? In this episode, we talk with cultural anthropologist Dr. Nick Kawa, and hear about his research in environmental anthropology around the world. Ps. did you know that you can paint with compost?
18 minutes | Feb 6, 2019
S4E1 - Interview with Dr. Crews (Biological Anthropology)
How does stress affect your health? And what, exactly, can affect your stress? In this episode, we talk with biological anthropologist Dr. Crews, and hear about his research in exploring allostatic load in populations across the world. Listen to find out how they are the same, and how they are different.
12 minutes | Dec 17, 2018
S4E0- Diversity Series Introduction
This episode kicks off a brand new series: Diversity! Host Emma Lagan and guest Dr. Mark Hubbe introduce the formatting of the new series(2019) and the podcast's newest collaborator, the Anthropology Public Outreach Program, or "APOP." Why is outreach important? Listen to find out more....
17 minutes | Jan 4, 2018
S3E3 - Interview with Dr. Sam Stout
Biological anthropologist Dr. Sam Stout discusses his research in bone biology and how his work relates to the fields of bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology.
7 minutes | Nov 17, 2017
S3E2 - Frailty
In this short episode, Emma and Alex discuss frailty, health, and death and how we can attempt to understand them.
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