Teaching Tools is dedicated to the intersections between pedagogy, ethnography, and anthropology. The section is a growing resource for instructors, teaching assistants, and students, with everything from discussion guides and in-class activities to critically minded reflections on the practice, politics, and poetics of teaching anthropology, whether inside the academy or in alternative settings.

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Questions and proposals for guest posts can be sent to section editors Kyle Harp-Rushing and Laura LeVon at kharp001@ucr.edu and lauralev@buffalo.edu.

Pedagogical Soundings: Feminist Anthropology

Pedagogical Soundings: Feminist Anthropology

This installment of Pedagogical Soundings is a collaboration between the AnthroPod and Teaching Tools sections of the Cultural Anthropology website. It suppleme... More

Teaching as Activism: The Educational Intervention Project as a Tool of Transformation

Teaching as Activism: The Educational Intervention Project as a Tool of Transformation

“You can either talk about it as having a kind of toolbox or also talk about it as having a kind of toybox,” Fred Moten has said of the concepts in his coauthor... More

Teaching (through) Disability and Difference

Teaching (through) Disability and Difference

I first realized that I didn’t know how to approach learning disabilities in the classroom when one of my students asked me to send her the written text of my l... More

Teaching Tools in Troubled Times

Teaching Tools in Troubled Times

The year 2018 promises to bring turbulent times to higher education. Just over a year after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, we find ourselves reflec... More

Teaching Podcasts in the Anthropology Classroom

Teaching Podcasts in the Anthropology Classroom

In a recent episode of AnthroPod, I interviewed Angela Jenks, Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of California, Irvine and former Scholar-in-Residen... More

Pedagogical Soundings: Teaching Sovereignty

Pedagogical Soundings: Teaching Sovereignty

This installment of Pedagogical Soundings, a collaboration between the AnthroPod and Teaching Tools sections of the Cultural Anthropology website, provides supp... More

Pedagogical Soundings: Teaching about Scientific Racism

Pedagogical Soundings: Teaching about Scientific Racism

We are excited to announce a collaboration between Contributing Editors working on the AnthroPod and Teaching Tools sections of the Cultural Anthropology websit... More

Teaching With Digital Technology: Online Classes

Teaching With Digital Technology: Online Classes

In our most recent post in the “Teaching with Digital Technology” series, Venera Khalikova outlined options for enhancing our teaching in face-to-face classroom... More

Teaching Uncertainty: Disrupting Nativism with Anneeth Kaur Hundle

Teaching Uncertainty: Disrupting Nativism with Anneeth Kaur Hundle

In March 2017, I interviewed Anneeth Kaur Hundle, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Merced, on her two-part article entitled ... More

Teaching with Hope: Anand Pandian on Cultivating Possibility in the Classroom

Teaching with Hope: Anand Pandian on Cultivating Possibility in the Classroom

“Why are we so interested in other ways of being human, if not to put those into practice as ways of pluralizing both what we can be and what the world we inhab... More