What Can 'Guevedoces' Teach Us About Gender Politics?

How would your raise your child if you didn’t know what their biological sex was until after they reached puberty? Would you raise them as a “girl” or “boy”, or would there be some gender neutral option? Dr Ann-Maree Nobelius, public health expert, provides a few good definitions that I would like you to keep […]Read More

Reconstructing The Past: Studio EIS (A Docu-Portrait)

Originally published on Anthropology News Everyday Anthropology Myeashea Alexander Almost every weekend for over a year, I left NYC on a 6:30 am southbound bus to Washington, DC. When I arrived, I would quickly grab breakfast from Union Station and enjoy the walk to the National Museum of Natural History. I was volunteering for a […]Read More

Anthropology Blogging 101: The Rockstar Anthropologist

This week, I am headed to ComSciCon national workshop to level up my science communication skills across a variety of platforms. I’m really excited to have been invited to participate in the program! I thought it would be appropriate to reBlog this interview I was asked to do for the outstanding anthropology blog, The Geek […]Read More

Bone Deformation: What is Proteus Syndrome?

Proteus Syndrome is a rare disease that causes overgrowth of skin and muscles, and abnormal bone growth. Children born with the disease will often not show any signs of it because the skin tumors and bone growths appear as a child with the disease grows. This is known as a progressive condition. For a long time, it as unknown […]Read More

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