Popular Writing

I am interested in writing for diverse audiences and see communicating research findings beyond the academy as a critical part of my research practice. Writing in journalistic prose challenges me to clarify ideas and think creatively about how to best communicate them – a welcome challenge that has been critical to my intellectual development. The following publications were written for non-specialist audiences:

The Quinoa Boom Goes Bust in the AndesNACLA March 12, 2018.

Can Markets Save Agricultural Biodiversity? Quinoa as a Case StudyEnviroSociety July 12, 2017.

Society for Economic Anthropology Launches New Graduate Student CollectiveAnthropology News March 15, 2017.

In the FieldIndiana University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Studies Blog August 12, 2015.

The Geopolitics of Anthropology Publishing: A Study of Institutional Locations of Anthropology Scholarship (1975-2013)Indiana University’s Sociocultural Theory in Anthropology Blog May 1, 2014.

Bipedal Apes in Sedentary TimesIndiana Food Review March 12, 2014.

Getting to the Meat of the MatterUniversity of California Department of Anthropology Faculty Profiles June 1, 2012.




































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