In Memoriam, Anthropologist Sidney Mintz, 1922-2015 – by Andrew Tarter

In Memoriam, Anthropologist Sidney Mintz, 1922-2015 I never had the privilege of meeting Dr. Sidney Mintz face-to-face, but I did have the chance to correspond with him via email a bit. A high thrill of my lifetime was receiving a hand-addressed manila envelope from him (see photo below), containing several of his hard-to-find publications, which…

Students and the Future of Anthropology – by Andrew Tarter

Anthropology Works Anthropology Works is the Anthropology-News column for the Committee on Practicing, Applied, and Public Interest Anthropology (CoPAPIA), a committee of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). In this blog post I highlight challenges facing student anthropologists, and outline my vision for NASA activities during my term as President (2014-2015).

A Case Study of Dissertation Research Collaboration in Rural Haiti – Parts I, II, III, and IV – by Andrew Tarter

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Wenner-Gren is a private foundation that funds anthropological research. In this 4-part blog series, I outline a strategy for researchers interested in collaborating with students from  L’Université d’État d’Haïti (the State University of Haiti). Links to parts I, II, III, and IV:          Part I | Part II  | Part III | Part IV

A Charcoal Shortage in Rural Haiti

Culture and Agriculture Culture and Agriculture is a section of the American Anthropological Association. In this ‘Notes from the Field’ post, I reflect on the theoretical challenges and daily tasks associated with a year of dissertation fieldwork in rural Haiti.

A Fulbright Public Policy Inaugural Fellow in Haiti – by Andrew Tarter

As an academic completing a PhD in sociocultural anthropology, I recently entered less-conventional terrain when I started a fellowship within the Haitian government; anthropologists conducting research in Haiti have traditionally worked with rural or marginalized urban-dwelling Haitians. As an inaugural fellow of the Fulbright Public Policy Program [1], this unique opportunity was also new terrain for…