and Lisa Carlson
senior anthropology and film, television, and theatre major
Cyber Shadows is a tour de horizon of the digital world's dark places, the threats and innovations in cybercrime, espionage, and surveillance - and new attacks moving beyond identity theft to hacking our behavioral patterns, brains, and DNA to buy and sell as lucrative business. The implications are staggering: from coercion to the end of the sovereign self.
Corby Books, 2014
Shaping the Motherhood of Indigenous Mexico
Mainstream Mexican views of indigenous women center on them as problematic mothers, and development programs have included the goal of helping these women become "good mothers." Economic incentives and conditional cash transfers are the vehicles for achieving this goal. With ethnographic immediacy, Shaping the Motherhood of Indigenous Mexico examines the dynamics among the various players--indigenous mothers, clinicians, and representatives of development programs. The women's voices lead the reader to understand the structures of dependency that paradoxically bind indigenous women within a program that calls for their empowerment.
More recent faculty books can be found here. See below for recent faculty articles:
“Prospecting the Past: Genetic Perspectives on the Extinction and Survival of Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean”
Jada Benn Torres
“A Strange Way of Coming of Age: Why the Higher Education Conversation Needs Anthropology”
“‘We Have Been Sensitized’: Ex-Combatants, Marginalization, and Youth in Postwar Sierra Leone”
“Looting Matters: Early Bronze Age Cemeteries of Jordan’s Southeast Dead Sea Plain in the Past and Present”
“Evolutionary Perspectives and Transdisciplinary Intersections: A Roadmap to Generative Areas of Overlap in Discussing Human Nature”
“Biography of the Neolithic Body: Tracing Pathways to Cist II, Mound of the Hostages, Tara”
“Cry Havoc: Interpersonal Violence at Early Bronze Age Bab edh-Dhra’”
“Managing Labor and Delivery among Impoverished Populations in Mexico: Cervical Examinations as Bureaucratic Practice”