Professor Osei Appiah Describes How We Move Beyond Racial Prejudice to Form a More Perfect Union

News images of racial conflict are contradicted by the fact that society is becoming increasingly progressive and accepting of diversity. One key indicator of progress may be increasing instances of mediated interracial interaction, facilitated though a process of cultural voyeurism. Join Professor and Associate Director Osei Appiah in a conversion about this concept and more on the Voices of Excellence from the College of Arts and Sciences podcast.

Cultivation of Corn Caused Problems for Early Humans, Says Clark Larsen

As humans transitioned from hunter-gatherers to farmers, their diet influenced their health greatly. Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Clark Larson’s research shows that “in much of North America, wherever corn agriculture happens relatively late in pre-history, health begins to decline.”

What Do Spanish, Quechua, and DACA Have In Common? A Linguist Named Babel

Anna Babel, Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, spent 17 years gathering ethnographic data for her 2018 book, Language at the Border of the Andes and the Amazon. She discusses how language use creates similarities and differences among speakers of Spanish and Quechua with host David Staley. She then turns to a topic closer to home, her experience leading ally trainings for campus community members interested in supporting undocumented students.