Just before the Star-Spangled Banner ceremonially started Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, a minute long commercial with a message of “unity and positivity” kicked off one of the most commercialized events on the planet. No, the NFL did not welcome back Colin Kaepernick. And PETA did not join forces with Tom Brady to promote veganism … Continue reading Selling Diversity, Unity & Social Justice
For those who were unable to make it to the 116th Annual American Anthropological Association (AAA) in Washington DC this year. I recently co-wrote a piece with Elizabeth Williams Oerberga summarizing and reflecting on our panel, The Dharma and the Dime: Ethics and Economics in the Anthropology of Buddhism. The central aim of the panel attended to the anthropology of … Continue reading Reflecting On “The Dharma & the Dime” From Washington DC
ORIGINAL DATE OF PUBLICATION – October 13, 2017 PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE PUBLISHED AT CULTURE ON THE EDGE What then does it mean to reconstruct a dinosaur? Or to animate a dinosaur? What do the dinosaurs of the past have to do with us today? "The first time I remember thinking about what really makes a dinosaur, was … Continue reading Articulating Dinosaurs & Religions (The Story of Us)
Original Date of Publication - February 10, 2017 Peer-reviewed article published at Culture on the Edge A short peer-reviewed article, Is Tom Brady Vegan, Vegetarian, or Just Another Omnivore?, addresses the contested nature of ideological categories such as vegan and how these categories are often taken for granted. It takes the example of NFL quarterback Tom Brady’s predominately … Continue reading Is Tom Brady Vegan, Vegetarian, or Just Another Omnivore?