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When Scientists Take to the Streets

The scientific community in Argentina is facing a crisis. In response, scientists are protesting to stand up for their work…

Can “Made in China” Become a Beacon of Sustainability?

In the epicenter of fast fashion, a small cohort of Chinese eco-friendly designers is amplifying the call for a less…

What It’s Like to Grow Old on the Margins

In a brief documentary, an anthropologist provides a glimpse into the precarious lives of poor older Peruvians whose experiences mirror…

How Racism Shapes the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Public health officials say opioid use and related deaths have reached a crisis point in the U.S. An interview with…

The Anthropology Professor in an Amazon Warehouse

To learn what conditions are really like for Amazon workers, an anthropologist has joined their ranks. ✽ My first day…

Neighborliness Matters to Your Health

Drawing from cross-cultural research, an anthropologist shows how neighborliness can lessen wealth-based health disparities. DOES GOOD HEALTH REQUIRE WEALTH? The…

The Human Roots of Japan’s Cherry Blossoms

Most cherry blossom trees planted in Japan today are the iconic pale-pink somei-yoshino variety—but its reign may be coming to…

In Lebanon, Solar Power Is Booming. Why?

An anthropologist explores whether Lebanese turning to solar power is a story of resilience, environmental triumph, or something else. ✽…

Impossible Choices at the Crossroads of Motherhood and Fieldwork

Two anthropologists who’ve conducted fieldwork while being pregnant or new moms bravely share their personal experiences and call for family-friendly work cultures that align with human evolution.

Unmasked: Illustrating COVID-19 in Okoboji

An anthropologist and comic artist collaborated to bring to life the cultural squabbles and social complexities of the first pandemic year in Okoboji, a tourist town in northwest Iowa.