Rasanblaj Continua: A Conversation with Gina Athena Ulysse

This past summer marked the release of Caribbean Rasanblaj, a special double issue of the Hemispheric Institute’s journal, e-misférica. Our social media team at Anthropology Now was proud to spread the word about this unique online resource, which is available to all at: Hemispheric Institute’s journal, e-misférica In this web-exclusive discussion for Anthropology Now, Andrea Queeley interviews the project’s […]

Haiti Photography Project: a quick seven day experiment

Technology for development projects (T4D) typically import expensive and unsustainable equipment when trying to improve a situation.  The one laptop per child project is an example of a typical T4D kind of initiative.  Although its laptops are, for the world of laptops, inexpensive, their cost is still prohibitive in the places where they are deployed. […]

Vodou and Religious Freedom in Haiti

Gina Athena Ulysse, a Prof. of Anthropology & African American Studies at Wesleyan University, writes at the huffingtonpost about the oppression of Vodouists in Haiti:  While perception of Haiti as synonymous with Vodou reigns in public imagination, especially abroad, within the republic the religion is under attack again. Vodouists and supporters from all over Haiti and […]

Partners in Health – Stand with Haiti

Click here for the original Boston Globe article about Partners in Health accompanying this video. Check out Partners in Health’s website – http://www.standwithhaiti.org/haiti – for updated news and information on how you can support those affected by the recent earthquake. Partners in Health is co-founded by anthropologist-physician Paul Farmer. From their website, in their own […]

Texts from beneath the rubble

===In response to the terrible devastation in Haiti, Anthropology Now is offering special coverage of events in Haiti. For the next few weeks, Press Watch will be a dedicated Haiti Watch. Elizabeth Chin, a professor of anthropology at Occidental College who has worked for many years in Haiti joins us as a Featured Special Report […]

Paul Farmer on Haiti

Watch CBS News Videos Online A medical anthropologist and physician at Harvard University, Paul Farmer is also the Deputy U.N. Special Envoy to Haiti and a co-founder of Partners in Health (PIH), a health organization that has worked in Haiti since 1987. For more information on PIH, click here. For more on Paul Farmer and […]