Welcome to the first issue of Anthropozine, a new venue for undergraduate authors from the team at Anthropology Now. Our tagline is “Anthropology unleashing creativity” because Anthropozine is first and foremost an outlet for the many ways in which students express their individual encounter with anthropology.

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Anthropozine | April 2015 | Food Systems

Feel free to distribute this pdf electronically or by print. For more information on how students can submit their work see the call inside the pdf or visit our workspace here. We are primarily interested in publishing the creative and the personal rather than research. Written works should be short or even very brief, visual works are encouraged.


Special issue for April 2015: Food


  • Allison Montoya, Arden Wolfenden, Carter Schrum, Esi Daniels, Hunter Pearson, Minja Miketa, Ryan Leavey, and Tyrone Artis share short stories about food and culture

A Bite into the Truth

  • Nitasha Embleton goes on a mystical journey and loses her virginity to French fries.

From the Eyes of a Farmer’s Daughter

  • Rebecca Payne reflects on how a childhood spent on a farm and invested in 4-H trained her to see food differently.

From Scratch

  • Wade Hunter reveals the diet of a sailor aboard a US Navy aircraft carrier. It ain’t pretty.

Imaginary Lines

  • Life in Tijuana or San Diego is quite similar for Marvin Mellado. Being in college is a bigger change.

Growing for the Future

  • J.P. Delisio learns about the Svalbard Seed Vault, but still prefers heirloom tomatoes.

Eating is Beneath Me

  • The stress of Navy life exacerbates Jennifer Harrington’s incipient eating disorder.

Of Spice and Men

  • Katharine Freisitzer loves anime and food, and through anthropology can study them both.

A Millennial’s Food Journey

  • Colleen Garrison works on a farm over the summer and learns that food as the forge of family.

A Combined Perspective on Society

  • Cortney Epps reflects on how the social sciences are helping to prepare her for a career in agriculture.

Growing Up and the Family Food

  • Maria Aryza Merida travels through time as she chronicles her journey from the Philippines to the United States.

The Food We Eat

  • Nicholas Nemtala shares stories from La Paz and Florence, and looks forward to Paris.

Front Cover: John Cann
Back Cover: Ne-Asia Allah

2 thoughts on “Anthropozine

  • Not knowing much about anthropology, I found this issue of Anthropozine very enlightening. This issue did a great job of portraying how culture can affect everything in our lives, even how we choose to view and produce food. Some choose to view food with love and compassion, while others choose to view it with hate and indifference. Some choose to produce food naturally, while others choose to produce food with preservatives and in labs. Whatever the case, it is obvious that food is a bi-product of our culture and has a very big impact on our lives.

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