AnthroAlert: An Anthropology Podcast


Episode 53: Understanding Addiction

Ep. 53

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## Episode 53: Understanding Addiction

Originally aired 11 May 2018 on

This week guest, Dr. Daniel Lende discusses how anthropology can be used to understand addiction as a problem.

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Episode 57: Bioarchaeology

Ep. 57
## AnthroAlert## Episode 57: BioarchaeologyOriginally aired 1 June 2018 on bullsradio.orgOur guest this week, Heidi Miller, will discuss the process work in bioarchaeology.Heidi Miller is a PhD student in the Applied Anthropology program at the University of South Florida with a focus on bioarchaeology. Heidi’s main interests lie in the identity and health of enslaved individuals in the Caribbean. She is especially interested in the ways in which enslaved individuals retained their identity and/or created a new identity after forced migration to the islands of the Caribbean, and the ways in which this can be seen in the bioarchaeological record. In addition, Heidi works in the Zooarchaeology and Historic Archaeology Laboratory and is President of the Graduate Student Organization. Outside of the university, Heidi works as a CRM archaeologist and has conducted excavations in seven states, with the majority of her work occurring in North Dakota.Previously, Heidi earned her MSc from the University of Indianapolis with a thesis focused on the use of cranial measurements to identify individuals of French ancestry and its application to unknown individuals from the historic period. She earned her BA from Ohio University with a major in Anthropology.## Podcast link## Album art photo credit:Oliver Thompson License: Intro music credit:Awel by stefsax License: (wooh-yeah mix) by spinningmerkaba License:'s A Better WAY ! by Loveshadow License:"Jungle Tracking" by pingnews License:
Sunday, July 14, 2019

Episode 56: Anthropological Entrepreneurship

Ep. 56
## AnthroAlert## Episode 56: Anthropological Entrepreneurship Originally aired 1 June 2018 on bullsradio.orgOur guest this week, Dr. Deneia Y. Fairweather, will discuss the process for turning a degree in anthropology to a practice in entrepreneurship.Dr. Deneia Y. Fairweather is an applied anthropologist and educational consultant who works with school administrators, educators, families, and youth to develop and implement inclusive practices for exceptional students—that is to ensure that all exceptional students have equal educational, social, and future outcomes as their peers.After working over ten years in the public educational system in the United States, Dr. Fairweather believes that applying disruptive innovation into traditional educational environments is the best way to advance the social, emotional, and academic development of our youth.Dr. Fairweather is the founder and owner of ESE Consulting, LLC, an exceptional student educational service that focuses on results-based solutions for educational environments. This service offers site specific professional development opportunities for educators and enrichment opportunities for exceptional youth through her program called Anthropology in Motion ™ (AIM). You can find more information about AIM on Dr. Fairweather’s photoblog Fairweather holds a doctorate degree in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida, Tampa and a Masters in Education from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. She also holds a Professional Educators Certificate from the State of Florida with certifications in exceptional student education, reading education, elementary education and a gifted endorsement.Dr. Fairweather’s research focused on how educational exclusion is produced among African American male youth in Hillsborough County Public Schools. Educational exclusion is a process where students and their families are denied access to certain levels, places, privileges in the educational system. This process is usually the first step towards producing student drop outs. Using a multidimensional approach to capture the problem including Photovoice, interviewing, and participant observation and a theory of practice, Dr Fairweather’s research revealed that exclusion is produced by interacting social forces that are often too subtle or hidden to detect and identify. She calls for educational environments to serve as a place of healing with an honest collaboration among educational stakeholders to help produce equal educational outcomes for all students.## Podcast link## Album art photo credit:Oliver Thompson License: Intro music credit:Awel by stefsax License: (wooh-yeah mix) by spinningmerkaba License:'s A Better WAY ! by Loveshadow License:"Jungle Tracking" by pingnews License:
Sunday, July 7, 2019

Episode 55: Refugee Resettlement Programs in Tampa Florida

Ep. 55
## AnthroAlert## Episode 55: Refugee Resettlement Programs in Tampa FloridaOriginally aired 25 May 2018 on bullsradio.orgOur guest this week, Dr. Dillon Mahoney, will present on anthropological work with refugee resettlement programs in Tampa Florida.Dillon Mahoney is an Assistant Professor in the USF Department of Applied Anthropology and received his Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Rutgers University in 2009. In addition to teaching and research, he coordinates the undergraduate internship program and advises the Swahili Students Organization. His early research, summarized in his 2017 book The Art of Connection (Univ. of California Press), focused on how Kenyan art traders and informal businesspeople struggling around Kenya’s tourism industry adapted cell phones and internet access to their business strategies. This early research focuses on globalization and small-business development, digital technologies, and culturally constructed notions such as risk and transparency.Dr. Mahoney’s ongoing research explores environmental change and conservation in Eastern Kenya and Swahili-speaking Congolese refugees in Tampa, FL. The ongoing research in Kenya is being conducted in collaboration with colleagues from the National Museums of Kenya and focuses on conservation and conflict resolution outside of Chyulu Hills National Park. Since late 2016, Mahoney has also been involved in multiple projects in collaboration with the Florida State Department of Children and Family and local resettlement services looking to aid newly resettled Congolese refugees. Projects, which involve multiple USF collaborators, have focused on topics such as transportation, school bullying, nutrition and diet, changing gender and family dynamics, and reproductive health. He is currently helping coordinate a Congolese youth group, Umoja wa Afrika - Tampa (Africa United - Tampa), which produces educational Swahili-language YouTube videos designed to help newly arrived refugees adjust to Tampa and the United States more broadly (see ). This research has pushed the definition of applied anthropology, and has involved everything from collecting heights and weights, teaching English and Swahili, helping import and locate African cloth and food, directing youth-group skits, and demonstrating how to use fire extinguishers and clean toilets.Dr. Mahoney was quoted in a front-page Tampa Bay Times story earlier this year: Podcast link## Album art photo credit:Oliver Thompson License: Intro music credit:Awel by stefsax License: (wooh-yeah mix) by spinningmerkaba License:'s A Better WAY ! by Loveshadow License:"Jungle Tracking" by pingnews License: