109 – Hannah Knox

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018
109 – Hannah Knox

Dominic and Cymene report on icy Rice and the raw and the cooked. And then (14:47) we speak to our dear friend Hannah Knox from University College London. We start with why Hannah thinks infrastructure has become such a lively area of research in the human sciences. We then turn to Hannah’s recent book, co-authored […]

104 – Marianne Lien

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017
104 – Marianne Lien

Dominic and Cymene wonder if they could drink 12 diet cokes a day. That makes us thirsty for water and the life aquatic and so (11:44) we welcome the brilliant Marianne Lien from the University of Oslo to the podcast. We begin with faunal and floral settler colonialism in Tasmania and discuss early ventures in […]

102 – Kregg Hetherington

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017
102 – Kregg Hetherington

Cymene and Dominic report from the AAA meetings in Washington DC and talk love, monsters, vodkasts, sodcasts and godcasts. Then (10:49) we are joined by the delightful Kregg Hetherington who transports us to the soylands of Paraguay. We talk about his book Guerilla Auditors (Duke UP, 2011), discourses of corruption and transparency, the pathologization of […]

101 – Joe Masco

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017
101 – Joe Masco

Cymene and Dominic explain “trunk cake” and then (9:27) we welcome to the podcast the fabulous Joe Masco, author most recently of Theater of Operations (Duke UP, 2014). The conversation starts with the relationship between affect and knowledge in the U.S. security state and whether Joe thinks biosecurity has maintained its noir character in the […]

Ep. #51 – Nicholas Kawa

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017
Ep. #51 – Nicholas Kawa

Dominic and Cymene talk about the past, plans for the future, and socks. Then (12:35) Ohio State environmental anthropologist Nick Kawa joins us on the podcast to talk about his research in Amazonia and his new book, Amazonia in the Anthropocene (University of Texas Press, 2016). We talk about deforestation, stereotypes and realities of Amazonian […]

Ep. #48 – Douglas Rogers

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016
Ep. #48 – Douglas Rogers

All this Russia hacking talk has Cymene and Dominic thinking about Boris, Natasha, Rocky & Bullwinkle. To set matters straight (12:02) Yale anthropologist Doug Rogers joins us to talk about the intersections of energy, power and culture in Russia. We cover the Russian hacking story and what the American news media gets right and wrong […]

Ep. #46 – Paige West & J.C. Salyer

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016
Ep. #46 – Paige West & J.C. Salyer

Dominic and Cymene talk Trumpism vs. Reaganism and whether we are somehow cycling back to the “culture wars” on race, gender and sexuality from the 1980s. We drop a (conspiracy?) theory about climate denial and then (16:15) share our recent conversation with J.C. Salyer and Paige West about their work in Papua New Guinea (PNG). […]

Standing Rock 2 (feat. Nick Estes & Kristen Simmons)

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016
Standing Rock 2 (feat. Nick Estes & Kristen Simmons)

We’re offering some food for thought on Standing Rock this Thanksgiving week. Our guests are the brilliant scholar-activists Nick Estes and Kristen Simmons who help us to better understand what has happened with the water protectors over the past two months and especially during dramatic recent events at the camp. Nick Estes is Kul Wicasa […]

Ep. #44 – Stefan Helmreich

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016
Ep. #44 – Stefan Helmreich

  On this week’s podcast, Dominic and Cymene continue to process election aftermath and offer thoughts on how to escape the dungeon. Then (14:20) things get wavy when Stefan Helmreich from MIT—author of Alien Ocean (U California Press, 2009) and Sounding the Limits of Life (Princeton U Press, 2016)—joins the conversation and we talk about […]

Eliot Storer on Geoengineering and Biopolitics

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015
Eliot Storer on Geoengineering and Biopolitics

CENHS predoctoral fellow Eliot Storer is working on geoengineering. His post at the Committee on Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC) blog investigates the biopolitical stakes of proposed environmental technologies and interventions. Eliot Storer is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at Rice University. His research engages environmental management, planetary thinking, and […]