• Human Nature


    My Nonbinary Child

    An anthropologist muses on what her career and child have taught her about gender stereotypes and fluidity.

  • Cultural Relativity

    What Milk-Sharing Communities Reveal

    As women in the United States create networks to give or receive breast milk, anthropologists are illuminating the complex social and cultural forces that shape mothers’ choices.

  • News

  • Poetry

    Ochirbatyn Dashbalbar

    Grass Trilogy

    Three poems by Mongolian author Ochirbatyn Dashbalbar, translated by a poet-anthropologist, offer timeless celebrations of life on Earth.

  • Poetry

    grass trilogy

    Introduction to Grass Trilogy

    SAPIENS celebrates Earth Day 2020 with a poet-anthropologist’s translations of three rapturous poems by Mongolian author Ochirbatyn Dashbalbar.

  • Poetry

    Sámi reindeer herders


    Like smoky spirals, two cultures weave together in a SAPIENS contest-winning poem by an anthropologist who worked with Sámi reindeer herders in the Arctic Circle.