June 10, 2017

It feels like forever since I have been able to say, truly say, that I feel like myself. That I feel like more than a shadow of what I once was. In the first couple of months as a young widow, I tried to put on my happy face to let loved ones know I'm good. I put on my...

March 30, 2016

The marginalization women experience in technology often overshadows their accomplishments. That's why Facebook software engineers Erin Summers and Zainab Ghadiyali co-founded Wogrammer. Wogrammer is a project that makes visible the diverse success stories of...

March 7, 2016

Anthropology is a holistic science that studies humans, particularly their biology, culture, language, and material remains both past and present. Although anthropology is a diverse field, several preconceived notions persist about what we actually do.


February 29, 2016

Globalization is making the world in which we live a much smaller place. Cuisine, music, fashion, spiritual beliefs, cultural taboos, and languages once unfamiliar are now quickly accessed through mobile apps, social media, commercial travel, fast food takeout, attendi...

February 29, 2016

Art has always been foundational to human culture. Our early human ancestors would paint on cave walls while others whispered stories around a crackling fire. With the digital technological age came an ease in transmitting stories across culture and geography. However,...

February 28, 2016

The face of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics toys is slowly changing. Although for the past 100 years these toys were designed primarily for young white boys, today's entrepreneurs, digital media artists, and manufacturers are challenging the historic...

February 27, 2016

 While pursuing my doctorate in Medical Anthropology and joint masters in Digital Arts and Sciences, I became confronted with the reality that most of my cohort looked nothing like me. Black doctoral students, as well as faculty, were scarce in my anthropology departme...

February 26, 2016

An introduction can make or break your personal statement. Essays that begin with, "My name is..." lack personality and tell the admissions committee nothing they cannot already extract from other materials in your application package. In order to avoid the slush pile,...

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