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  • Learning How to Wash Your Hands in Anthropology Class 
    Anne Schiller, George Mason University  From the outset of the SARS-Covid 19 pandemic, governments and private entities worldwide launched health awareness campaigns that included instruction on cleansing one’s hands. Wall signs and foot markers materialized in a thrice. A barrage of how-to videos were posted on […]
  • Welcome back to in-person teaching – or is it?
    Sherry Fukuzawa, University of Toronto Mississauga, Toronto Canada My post-COVID in-person lectures seem to have significantly less attendance than my pre-pandemic courses and I am wondering if this is a widespread trend? As I treaded through the cold snowy January morning to the first day of the Winter session I was […]
  • International Development and Poetic Practice: An Online Classroom Activity
    Anne Schiller – George Mason University Cultural anthropology courses frequently satisfy world cultures requirements, attracting enrollments from across the university. My 150-seat online introductory course, for example, typically draws students from at least a dozen majors including some that prioritize technical […]
  • Teaching through Tension at the Crossroads of America
    Valerie Miller1, Shradha Naveen2, Amanda Waller3, Jennifer L. Johnson4 Purdue University. mill2206@purdue.edu (corresponding author) Purdue University. snaveen@purdue.edu Purdue University. wallera@purdue.edu Purdue University. jlj@purdue.edu The pandemic experience is shaping understandings of student success and how […]
  • Teaching Empathy with Anthropology
    BY: Mitchell Ma, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto Empathy is defined as sharing and understanding others’ emotions. Although the ability probably predated the human species, the term “empathy” was a relatively modern invention. The English psychologist Edward B. Titchener (1909) invented the term as a translation […]