Beth Derderian

Beth Derderian is assistant professor of anthropology and museum studies at the College of Wooster. Research interests: cultural production, art, museums, knowledge production, capitalism, material culture, migration.

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Socialism, Spies, and Serendipity: Katherine Verdery and Kristen Ghodsee on Anthropology and Epistemic Change

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Socialism, Spies, and Serendipity: Katherine Verdery and Kristen Ghodsee on Anthropology and Epistemic Change

This episode features Katherine Verdery in conversation with Kristen Ghodsee. They discuss Verdery's career in the context of her recent ASEEES award, including... More

Children's Carework in a Global Pandemic: Anthropology of Childhood and Infectious Disease

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Children's Carework in a Global Pandemic: Anthropology of Childhood and Infectious Disease

During the current Covid-19 pandemic, much attention has focused on adult caregivers of young children. Flipping the focus, this episode focuses on children's r... More

On the Value and Versatility of Strategic Ambiguity

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On the Value and Versatility of Strategic Ambiguity

In Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Aesthetics after Apartheid (Duke University Press, 2017), Louise Meintjes’s analysis of the ambiguity of aesthetics in ngoma can serv... More

Anthropologists as Public Intellectuals: Ruth Behar in Conversation with Kristen Ghodsee

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Anthropologists as Public Intellectuals: Ruth Behar in Conversation with Kristen Ghodsee

This episode of AnthroPod features Ruth Behar in conversation with Kristen Ghodsee about how anthropologists can be public intellectuals: They discuss how can a... More

(W)Rap on Gender/Sexuality

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(W)Rap on Gender/Sexuality

“(W)Rap on: Gender/Sexuality” is the second episode of the (W)Rap On series at AnthroPod, which brings anthropologists into conversation with artists, activists... More

(W)Rap on: Race

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(W)Rap on: Race

“(W) Rap On: Race” is the inaugural episode of the new (W) Rap On series at AnthroPod, which brings anthropologists into conversation with artists, activists, a... More

AnthroPod presents The Familiar Strange: Designing Agency with Vijayendra Rao

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AnthroPod presents The Familiar Strange: Designing Agency with Vijayendra Rao

The AnthroPod team is pleased to bring you a special crossover episode from the Australia-based blog and podcast The Familiar Strange. We aim to support other p... More

Anthropology’s Politics: A Conversation with Lara Deeb and Jessica Winegar

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Anthropology’s Politics: A Conversation with Lara Deeb and Jessica Winegar

In this episode of AnthroPod, Beth Derderian interviews Lara Deeb (Scripps College) and Jessica Winegar (Northwestern University) about their recent book Anthro... More