Reflections from a Year Abroad

By Denisa Botescu • BSc Anthropology Thursday, 28th MarchChicago It’s currently 23 minutes past midnight, I am listening to some French music from the 1930s, I’m home alone and there are only three days left until the last quarter of my year abroad starts. This morning I went to the Art Institute of Chicago to… Continue reading Reflections from a Year Abroad

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Through the Looking-Glass: Primatology in a Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Perspective

By Enrico Nardelli • BSc Anthropology A howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata palliata) such as the ones featured in the Popol Vuh (Wikimedia) Looking into the primate mirror  What do animists, Christian theologians, and evolutionary scientists have in common?  Surprising as it may sound, they have an interest in primates. And not a passing one, but… Continue reading Through the Looking-Glass: Primatology in a Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Perspective

Richard Branson’s “Venezuela Aid Live” and the Escalation of Binational Conflict on the Colombo-Venezuelan Border

By Charles Beach • PhD Anthropology On the 22nd of January Richard Branson came to the Colombian city of Cúcuta, a city on the Venezuelan border that I’ve called my home and PhD field site for the last year, to organize a fundraising concert for the people of Venezuela. Due to the crashing of oil… Continue reading Richard Branson’s “Venezuela Aid Live” and the Escalation of Binational Conflict on the Colombo-Venezuelan Border

The Culture Conversation in Conservation: Whales and Dolphins

By Adam Cogan • MSc Human Evolution and Behaviour (2017-18) Imagine you are a young orca, less than ten years old. The Argentinian sun is scorching your dorsal fin as you follow mum closely, keeping safe. You are hungry and there is no prey in sight. Then you see it. A white stretch of shoreline,… Continue reading The Culture Conversation in Conservation: Whales and Dolphins

Forest Workers: India’s Missed Conservation Opportunity?

By Adam Runacres • PhD Anthropology "They, the officers, don’t understand, isn’t it? They sit in their offices and we do 24 hours duty without any holiday or rest. I don’t know what they do over there." Local Villager and Forest Worker, Panna Tiger Reserve, January 2018 "They don’t understand. Actually, they are lazy people.… Continue reading Forest Workers: India’s Missed Conservation Opportunity?