AnthroPod is the podcast of the Society for Cultural Anthropology, and is produced by a collaborative, nonhierarchical collective of Contributing Editors. Featuring conversations between anthropologists as well as experiments in sonic ethnography, the channel sees itself as a platform which amplifies the polyphony of voices within cultural anthropology. Our episodes explore conceptual, methodological, and pedagogical issues across the discipline, while striving to make anthropology more widely accessible to all publics.

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Questions and proposals for guest-produced episodes can be sent to section editors Beth Derderian and Josh Rivers at [email protected]

Dorothy E. Roberts on The Future of Race in Science: Regression or Revolution?

Dorothy E. Roberts on The Future of Race in Science: Regression or Revolution?

On this episode of AnthroPod, we bring you Dorothy E. Roberts's 2014 Culture at Large keynote address from the 2014 meeting of the American Anthropological Asso... More

Naisargi Dave on Animal Rights Activism in India

Naisargi Dave on Animal Rights Activism in India

In this episode, AnthroPod interviews Naisargi Dave, who is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto and the author... More

Charles Briggs on Epidemics, Psychoanalysis, and the Work of Mourning

Charles Briggs on Epidemics, Psychoanalysis, and the Work of Mourning

In this episode the anthropologist Charles Briggs talks with the psychoanalyst Maureen Katz about the human experience of mourning by considering the effects of... More

Laura Moran on Symbolic Ethnic Capital in Australia

Laura Moran on Symbolic Ethnic Capital in Australia

In this episode, Laura Moran, a recent graduate from the School of Social Sciences at the University of Queensland talks about how Sudanese young people with re... More

Ethnographies of Post-Genocide

Ethnographies of Post-Genocide

On this episode of AnthroPod, Jonah S. Rubin interviews three anthropologists working in the aftermath of genocides. The works these authors are discussing were... More

Publishing Anthropology, Part 2: Process and Infrastructure

Publishing Anthropology, Part 2: Process and Infrastructure

This episode of AnthroPod is the second of a two-part series on publishing in academia. We go behind-the-scenes of academic publishing, looking to the past and ... More

Publishing Anthropology, Part 1: What Editors Want

Publishing Anthropology, Part 1: What Editors Want

This episode of AnthroPod is the first of a two-part series on publishing in academia. In Part 1, we go behind-the-scenes in the editorial offices of Cultural A... More

Nicholas D'Avella on Ecologies of Investment in Argentina

Nicholas D'Avella on Ecologies of Investment in Argentina

In this episode, Nicholas D'Avella, postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley's Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society, talks about the complex netw... More

Can Scholarship be Free to Read? Cultural Anthropology Goes Open Access

Can Scholarship be Free to Read? Cultural Anthropology Goes Open Access

On this episode of AnthroPod, the podcast of the Society for Cultural Anthropology, Bascom Guffin and Jonah S Rubin interview four leading voices pushing for op... More

Worlding with the Body

Worlding with the Body

In this episode of AnthroPod we return again to the annual American Anthropological Association meeting, held in Chicago in November 2013. Showcasing the Societ... More