Sunday in Brazzaville: A Documentary on high fashion in the

This is a recent documentary, Sunday in Brazzaville, on high fashion in the Congo, known as sapiology. The Sapeurs of Congo are members of a movement that started in the 1960s. They are ordinary people who pay homage to expression through their extraordinary style. However, sapiology is more than about style. Stervos Niarcos Ngashie, was the […]Read More

Come Have Coffee With Me! And Support Arts Education!

              Join me for The Great Coffee Date Come have coffee with ‘The Rockstar Anthropologist’ and do some good! Tuesday, April 7th, I’ll be spending a couple hours at Daily Press Coffee Shop in Brooklyn, and I would love to chat with you over coffee! If having coffee with […]Read More

What The Heck is a Mummy, Anyway?!

Over the past week, there have been a lot of articles and stories about mummies being found, preserved, etc., and I’ve been doing my best to post and share the good ones. Every now and then I lose my mind and read the comments associated with those articles. This time, though, something good is coming […]Read More

Virtual Autopsy Table

The Interactive Institute in collaboration with Norrköping Visualization Center and Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization has developed a table that will allow you to take a walk through the human body, virtually. Known as both the Virtual Autopsy Table and Inside Explorer Table, the interactive work station was originally developed to enhance postmortem forensic investigations. Release […]Read More

March is Women's History Month

…And my birthday month!! All in all, I’d say March is a pretty significant month all around. I wanted to find a way to truly celebrate and inform, so I decided to fill this month with some women’s centered medical anthropology and history. For the next for weeks, I will create posts that highlight interesting […]Read More

How Am I 'Culture'?

Anthropology has many goals. When we really begin to deconstruct and think about what those goals and aims are, the scope of those goals actually seem a bit absurd. However, I’m going to try and simplify a couple of them for the purposes of presenting a point. Anthropology is chiefly concerned with what is means to […]Read More

Gifts for Culture and Macabre Lovers: The Sweet Edition

I tend to look for ANY excuse to celebrate. Valentine’s Day is no exception! Sometimes I bring cupcakes to class, candies to work, take my mom out for dinner, or treat myself to something nice. I’ve also had the flu this week. So when I was lucid, that meant internet surfing Check out some neat […]Read More