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AnthroAlert: An Anthropology Podcast

What is an anthropologist? What do anthropologists do? Listen and find out.

AnthroAlert is a podcast recorded live on USF Bulls Radio. Each week we interview an anthropologist to learn more about their work.
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2019-7-14

Episode 56: Anthropological Entrepreneurship

Ep. 56

## AnthroAlert


## Episode 56: Anthropological Entrepreneurship


Originally aired 1 June 2018 on bullsradio.org


Our guest this week, Dr. Deneia Y. Fairweather, will discuss the process for turning a degree in anthropology to a practice in entrepreneurship.


Dr. Deneia Y. Fairweather is an applied anthropologist and educational consultant who works with school administrators, educators, families, and youth to develop and implement inclusive practices for exceptional students—that is to ensure that all exceptional students have equal educational, social, and future outcomes as their peers.


After working over ten years in the public educational system in the United States, Dr. Fairweather believes that applying disruptive innovation into traditional educational environments is the best way to advance the social, emotional, and academic development of our youth.


Dr. Fairweather is the founder and owner of ESE Consulting, LLC, an exceptional student educational service that focuses on results-based solutions for educational environments. This service offers site specific professional development opportunities for educators and enrichment opportunities for exceptional youth through her program called Anthropology in Motion ™ (AIM). You can find more information about AIM on Dr. Fairweather’s photoblog www.kulchakomplex.com.


Dr. Fairweather holds a doctorate degree in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida, Tampa and a Masters in Education from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. She also holds a Professional Educators Certificate from the State of Florida with certifications in exceptional student education, reading education, elementary education and a gifted endorsement.


Dr. Fairweather’s research focused on how educational exclusion is produced among African American male youth in Hillsborough County Public Schools. Educational exclusion is a process where students and their families are denied access to certain levels, places, privileges in the educational system. This process is usually the first step towards producing student drop outs. Using a multidimensional approach to capture the problem including Photovoice, interviewing, and participant observation and a theory of practice, Dr Fairweather’s research revealed that exclusion is produced by interacting social forces that are often too subtle or hidden to detect and identify. She calls for educational environments to serve as a place of healing with an honest collaboration among educational stakeholders to help produce equal educational outcomes for all students.




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Oliver Thompson

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Awel by stefsax

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Urbana-Metronica (wooh-yeah mix) by spinningmerkaba

http://ccmixter.org/files/jlbrock44/33345

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There's A Better WAY ! by Loveshadow

http://ccmixter.org/files/Loveshadow/34402

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"Jungle Tracking" by pingnews

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2019-7-14

Episode 56: Anthropological Entrepreneurship

Ep. 56

## AnthroAlert


## Episode 56: Anthropological Entrepreneurship


Originally aired 1 June 2018 on bullsradio.org


Our guest this week, Dr. Deneia Y. Fairweather, will discuss the process for turning a degree in anthropology to a practice in entrepreneurship.


Dr. Deneia Y. Fairweather is an applied anthropologist and educational consultant who works with school administrators, educators, families, and youth to develop and implement inclusive practices for exceptional students—that is to ensure that all exceptional students have equal educational, social, and future outcomes as their peers.


After working over ten years in the public educational system in the United States, Dr. Fairweather believes that applying disruptive innovation into traditional educational environments is the best way to advance the social, emotional, and academic development of our youth.


Dr. Fairweather is the founder and owner of ESE Consulting, LLC, an exceptional student educational service that focuses on results-based solutions for educational environments. This service offers site specific professional development opportunities for educators and enrichment opportunities for exceptional youth through her program called Anthropology in Motion ™ (AIM). You can find more information about AIM on Dr. Fairweather’s photoblog www.kulchakomplex.com.


Dr. Fairweather holds a doctorate degree in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida, Tampa and a Masters in Education from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. She also holds a Professional Educators Certificate from the State of Florida with certifications in exceptional student education, reading education, elementary education and a gifted endorsement.


Dr. Fairweather’s research focused on how educational exclusion is produced among African American male youth in Hillsborough County Public Schools. Educational exclusion is a process where students and their families are denied access to certain levels, places, privileges in the educational system. This process is usually the first step towards producing student drop outs. Using a multidimensional approach to capture the problem including Photovoice, interviewing, and participant observation and a theory of practice, Dr Fairweather’s research revealed that exclusion is produced by interacting social forces that are often too subtle or hidden to detect and identify. She calls for educational environments to serve as a place of healing with an honest collaboration among educational stakeholders to help produce equal educational outcomes for all students.




## Podcast link



## Album art photo credit:

Oliver Thompson

https://flic.kr/p/9zVPYB


CC License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/


## Intro music credit:


Awel by stefsax

http://ccmixter.org/files/stefsax/7785

CC License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/


Urbana-Metronica (wooh-yeah mix) by spinningmerkaba

http://ccmixter.org/files/jlbrock44/33345

CC License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


There's A Better WAY ! by Loveshadow

http://ccmixter.org/files/Loveshadow/34402

CC License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


"Jungle Tracking" by pingnews

http://ccmixter.org/files/pingnews/13481

CC License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

2019-7-7

Episode 55: Refugee Resettlement Programs in Tampa Florida

Ep. 55

## AnthroAlert


## Episode 55: Refugee Resettlement Programs in Tampa Florida


Originally aired 25 May 2018 on bullsradio.org


Our guest this week, Dr. Dillon Mahoney, will present on anthropological work with refugee resettlement programs in Tampa Florida.


Dillon Mahoney is an Assistant Professor in the USF Department of Applied Anthropology and received his Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Rutgers University in 2009. In addition to teaching and research, he coordinates the undergraduate internship program and advises the Swahili Students Organization. His early research, summarized in his 2017 book The Art of Connection (Univ. of California Press), focused on how Kenyan art traders and informal businesspeople struggling around Kenya’s tourism industry adapted cell phones and internet access to their business strategies. This early research focuses on globalization and small-business development, digital technologies, and culturally constructed notions such as risk and transparency.


Dr. Mahoney’s ongoing research explores environmental change and conservation in Eastern Kenya and Swahili-speaking Congolese refugees in Tampa, FL. The ongoing research in Kenya is being conducted in collaboration with colleagues from the National Museums of Kenya and focuses on conservation and conflict resolution outside of Chyulu Hills National Park. Since late 2016, Mahoney has also been involved in multiple projects in collaboration with the Florida State Department of Children and Family and local resettlement services looking to aid newly resettled Congolese refugees. Projects, which involve multiple USF collaborators, have focused on topics such as transportation, school bullying, nutrition and diet, changing gender and family dynamics, and reproductive health. He is currently helping coordinate a Congolese youth group, Umoja wa Afrika - Tampa (Africa United - Tampa), which produces educational Swahili-language YouTube videos designed to help newly arrived refugees adjust to Tampa and the United States more broadly (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf0Q8qO_qvo&t=148s ). This research has pushed the definition of applied anthropology, and has involved everything from collecting heights and weights, teaching English and Swahili, helping import and locate African cloth and food, directing youth-group skits, and demonstrating how to use fire extinguishers and clean toilets.


Dr. Mahoney was quoted in a front-page Tampa Bay Times story earlier this year: http://www.tampabay.com/news/War-refugee-tries-to-emulate-village-chief-father-after-trading-Africa-for-Tampa-Bay_163025193



## Podcast link



## Album art photo credit:

Oliver Thompson

https://flic.kr/p/9zVPYB


CC License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/


## Intro music credit:


Awel by stefsax

http://ccmixter.org/files/stefsax/7785

CC License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/


Urbana-Metronica (wooh-yeah mix) by spinningmerkaba

http://ccmixter.org/files/jlbrock44/33345

CC License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


There's A Better WAY ! by Loveshadow

http://ccmixter.org/files/Loveshadow/34402

CC License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


"Jungle Tracking" by pingnews

http://ccmixter.org/files/pingnews/13481

CC License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

2019-6-30

Episode 54: Non Governmental Organizations and International Development

Ep. 54

## AnthroAlert


## Episode 54: Non Governmental Organizations and International Development


Originally aired 25 May 2018 on bullsradio.org


This week guest, Dr. Catherine Sanders, will present on her career and work in non governmental organizations and international development.


Catherine Sanders earned her PhD in Medical Anthropology from The University of Montana in 2012. For the past 13 years, she has designed and conducted mixed methods research, impact monitoring and evaluation, and learning for governmental/ non-governmental organizations that work in the US, East Africa, and South Asia. Her expertise is in health, innovation, agriculture, social networks/resources, education, and risk-taking in rural parts of the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs), and her research experience includes long-term fieldwork in remote regions of Nepal, Kenya, and Uganda. She has implemented monitoring and evaluation systems in the US, Nepal, and Uganda. She can speak conversational Nepali and introductory-level Swahili and Luganda languages, and has had some training in Hindi and Spanish. Catherine lives in Belfast, Maine, where she has recently assumed Assistant Directorship of a non-governmental organization, Expanding Opportunities, operating in the US and Kenya.


## Podcast link



## Album art photo credit:

Oliver Thompson

https://flic.kr/p/9zVPYB


CC License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/


## Intro music credit:


Awel by stefsax

http://ccmixter.org/files/stefsax/7785

CC License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/


Urbana-Metronica (wooh-yeah mix) by spinningmerkaba

http://ccmixter.org/files/jlbrock44/33345

CC License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


There's A Better WAY ! by Loveshadow

http://ccmixter.org/files/Loveshadow/34402

CC License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


"Jungle Tracking" by pingnews

http://ccmixter.org/files/pingnews/13481

CC License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

2019-6-2

Episode 49: Street Peddlers

Ep. 49

## AnthroAlert


## Episode 49: Street Peddlers


Originally aired 27 April 2018 on bullsradio.org


This week guest, Miguel Garcia, discusses the topic of his Master's research on the impact of San Jose's street peddler policies.


Miguel Garcia is a Xicano applied anthropologist, and in May 2018 will officially graduate with an MA in applied anthropology from San José State University. His research interests include activist research, immigration/citizenship, race and power, the politics of sports, and spatial politics. Miguel plans to pursue a Ph.D. in anthropology but recently accepted a position with the State of California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.


Miguel’s research project focused on the impact of San José’s street peddler policies in conjunction with federal immigration policies on local undocumented Mexican street vendors. For example, the study probed the impact of San José’s special event policy, beginning with the National Football League’s (NFL’s) mandated temporary “clean zone” ordinance, which banned street vendors from downtown while San José hosted Super Bowl 50 (SB 50) in 2016. Similar policies that ban street vending are evident in other downtown San José events, such as the annual Christmas in the Park. Through race and space, these policies criminalize street vendors. Additionally, Donald Trump’s federal immigration policies fueled the creation locally of Migra Watch, a community defense network for undocumented families and their allies to report and respond to ICE raids. By combining activities in Migra Watch with ethnography from street vendors’ experiences, Miguel articulates the criteria needed to improve undocumented street vendor workspace and life.


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## Video link



## Album art photo credit:

Oliver Thompson

https://flic.kr/p/9zVPYB


CC License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/


## Intro music credit:


Awel by stefsax

http://ccmixter.org/files/stefsax/7785

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/


Urbana-Metronica (wooh-yeah mix) by spinningmerkaba

http://ccmixter.org/files/jlbrock44/33345

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


There's A Better WAY ! by Loveshadow

http://ccmixter.org/files/Loveshadow/34402

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


"Jungle Tracking" by pingnews

http://ccmixter.org/files/pingnews/13481

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/