Isabel M. Salovaara

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Isabel Salovaara is a PhD student in Anthropology at Stanford University. Her research focuses on markets for supplementary education in India and what they can teach us about the changing futures of work, status, and aspiration in an era of digital mediation.

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Syllabus Archive: Anthropology and the “Making” of Arts and Technologies

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Syllabus Archive: Anthropology and the “Making” of Arts and Technologies

Making is central to knowing. Doing ethnographic fieldwork makes this obvious. It is less obvious in the classroom, however, where sitting and reading texts tog... More

Visual Collaboration and Brainstorming Tools for Student Teams

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Visual Collaboration and Brainstorming Tools for Student Teams

Group brainstorms and projects can be a great way to get students to work collaboratively on course topics, engage in more open-ended discussions, and develop a... More

The Gaushala and the IIT

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The Gaushala and the IIT

I met Mr. Prasad, at his suggestion, in a trendy coffee shop in an area of Patna dominated by entrance exam tutorial classes for medical colleges and the Indian... More

Teaching Kinship as a Crossroads with Kathryn Mariner

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Teaching Kinship as a Crossroads with Kathryn Mariner

This post will present a lesson plan and short author interview to accompany Kathryn Mariner’s article “‘Who you are in these pieces of paper’: Imagining Future... More

Teaching Infrastructures: A Conversation with Gabrielle Hecht

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Teaching Infrastructures: A Conversation with Gabrielle Hecht

This post presents a conversation with Gabrielle Hecht, Frank Stanton Foundation Professor of Nuclear Security, Professor of History, and Professor (by courtesy... More

Teaching Ontologies and Activism with Sophie Chao

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Teaching Ontologies and Activism with Sophie Chao

The pedagogical approaches presented in this post and the author interview with which it concludes highlight the article’s contributions to two important conver... More