The Anthropologist in the March For Science: An Interview with Valorie Aquino

In this blog post for the American Anthropological Association, I interviewed Valorie V. Aquino—one of three original co-chairs of the first national March for Science (MFS). And while all three original co-chairs hesitate to claim credit—instead opting to share the limelight by noting each-others’ and others’ contributions—Aquino is the only one still directly and formally involved with MFS through her role as a member of the Board of Directors.  

Aquino is not only an anthropologist; she is also a social scientist. Last year I wrote an article advocating for social scientists to participate in MFS, despite reservations based on legitimate concerns. I ask Aquino about her start in science, what organizing the inaugural March felt like, being on the receiving end of criticisms, and the unique contributions of social scientists.

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