But someone was already here: teaching social studies in public schools

"Social studies is the neglected subject in school these days. Not enough time in the day." - My dad, a second grade teacher in Pinellas County, FL This statement is a very true and very sad one. Thanks to budget cuts, and, according to my dad, more time scheduled for standardized test-related subjects during the … Continue reading But someone was already here: teaching social studies in public schools

Stories of Wage Theft: Jamal J.

The following is a true story of wage theft. In the summer of 2011, I conducted interviews with individuals who had experienced wage theft (and other labor violations) in Memphis, TN. This was for a project with Workers Interfaith Network, which sought to share these stories and educate the public about wage theft in the community. Pseudonyms … Continue reading Stories of Wage Theft: Jamal J.

Stories of Wage Theft: Patricio G.

The following is a true story of wage theft. In the summer of 2011, I conducted interviews with individuals who had experienced wage theft (and other labor violations) in Memphis, TN. This was for a project with Workers Interfaith Network, which sought to share these stories and educate the public about wage theft in the community. Pseudonyms … Continue reading Stories of Wage Theft: Patricio G.

A brief history of Applied Anthropology

The Vicos Project, 1952 The field of anthropology has its beginnings firmly established in late 19th and early 20th century British colonialism, which, up through the 1930s, hired anthropologists to study the exotic and colonized peoples of Africa. However, the end of WWII and the collapse of the British Empire in Africa, Asia and the … Continue reading A brief history of Applied Anthropology