Author Archives: Francine Barone

Ethnographic Insights Across Cultures: An online introduction to anthropology

In the third post in our series dedicated to online learning, we explored how the dynamics of classroom teaching everywhere are changing due to temporary campus closures. For instructors grappling with compiling work-from-home-friendly syllabi in…

Introducing the First HRAF Summer Institute for Cross-Cultural Anthropological Research

The National Science Foundation (NSF), in a grant to the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF), is supporting three years of Summer Institutes for Cross-Cultural Anthropological Research (BCS #2020156). These Summer Institutes will train faculty, researchers,…

Featured HRAF Global Scholar: Sandi James

HRAF Global Scholar: Sandi James Title: PhD Candidate, Public Health and Social Policy University Affiliation: La Trobe University, Australia and Universiti Malaysia, Sabah Research Topic: Exploring Alcohol use in Sabah, Malaysia: Preliminary results from an ethnographic study…

HRAF and the transition to remote education: Online anthropology amid #CovidCampus

This is a 3-part series. Go to Part 2: Teaching eHRAF: In-Class Activities for online learning Go to Part 3: Remote futures: tips for online teaching and learning in anthropology In the wake of the…

Featured HRAF Global Scholar: Getnet Tibebu Alemayehu

HRAF Global Scholar: Getnet Tibebu Alemayehu Title: PhD Candidate, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature University Affiliation: Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia Research Topic: Resistance and Representations in African Anglophone Novels: Language politics, magical realism and…

Knowledge is power: anthropology of proverbs

Francine Barone Proverbs are a simple way of expressing a well-known truth or adage based on common sense or experience. They are usually considered to be imbued with ancestral wisdom, passed down from generation to…