What I’m Reading :: #Anthropology and the Politics of Reproduction (Video)

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I just wanted to check in quickly and share a reading list from one of my classes. School is going well, and I am definitely being challenged — especially in my theory course — I’ve always had a difficult time wrapping my mind around some of the things these ‘DWM’ ( Dead White Men) are saying. […]

What I’m Reading :: Family Secrets: Risking Reproduction in Central Mozambique

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Tomorrow, I’m going to begin reading Family Secrets: Risking Reproduction in Central Mozambique. I’m getting a head-start on my class coursework (school starts in just over two weeks). But even if that weren’t part of the equation I’d still be looking forward to this one. Family Secrets is the ethnography of Dr. Rachel Chapman, a University of Washington […]

I’m getting my PhD because I’m a ‘minority’ and the university needs to fill a quota!

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Yep. She said it! But you knew this was coming, right?! This came from the same woman who told me she could care less about MLK Day because it does not impact her. Well, her ‘words of wisdom’ this time was that the university I’m entering this Fall needed to fill a quota, which is why […]

DR. STANFORD IS (not so far from being) IN THE HOUSE! Final Education Score: Master’s, 2, PhD, 1

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 #JustCallMeProfessorHIJKLMNOP “Last July, I walked on stage in front of a large audience. I was an invited speaker, asked to share my perspective at a summit at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, organized by ROSE (Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere), a grassroots coalition founded to raise awareness of breastfeeding among Black and African American […]