The following is a tip for educators seeking more equitable course design. The material is available for use under Creative Commons License ShareALike (CC BY-SA 4.0). For more details, visit this instructional page.

While some students are comfortable with traditional course design, not all students thrive in this type of environment. When working to close the equity gap, it’s best to offer options for both instructional content and for assessments.

Consider offering a video alternative for written assessments. …


The following is a tip for educators seeking more equitable course design. The material is available for use under Creative Commons License ShareALike (CC BY-SA 4.0). For more details, visit this instructional page.

We can create a level playing field in higher education by rewarding the original ideas of students who are able to connect our course material to their personal lives and experiences. While some learners thrive with traditional memorization and examination, others best solidify their new knowledge by reframing what they’ve learned in a personal context.

To create a journal assignment on Canvas, follow these steps:

  1. Go to…

The following is a tip for educators seeking more equitable course design. The material is available for use under Creative Commons License ShareAlike (CC BY-SA 4.0). Please note that, when using NPR content, you must link directly to their website in order to respect their copyright.

We know that course material is best absorbed when it can be connected to real-life issues. In other words, students retain our course content when they can understand why it matters to their personal life and/or how it might apply to future career options.

NPR is a wonderful resource to find culturally relevant, brief…


The following is a tip for educators seeking more equitable course design. The material is available for use under Creative Commons License ShareALike (CC BY-SA 4.0).

No two people learn in the exact same way. When we offer diverse types of assessments, we help all types of learners to succeed in higher education.

While some students are comfortable completing a traditional research paper or exam, others may thrive when asked to record and edit video. One way to reach these students is to invite students who are active on TikTok to create a short video for the social media platform…


Applications are now closed for this position. Those who have applied will hear from the Representations team before the end of June 2021.

Help the Representations team develop a new, Open Education Resource textbook that highlights the vital contributions of Black anthropologists, Indigenous anthropologists, and anthropologists of color. This new textbook will be based on the publication, Representations.

Job Description

We are hiring a team of Student Researchers to write the articles necessary to compose this new, inter-disciplinary anthropology textbook. Student Researchers will be paid $50 to write 1 article. Each student researcher must:

  • Work closely with an assigned mentor (a professional…

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“Representations” is a publication designed to bring the perspectives of historically marginalized groups to the forefront of the anthropology classroom. We are seeking a diverse group of college and university students to contribute to this publication, please apply to write for us.

In February, we honored Black History Month by highlighting the vital contributions of Black anthropologists. In March, we celebrated Women’s History Month by focusing on the anthropological contributions of female anthropologists who are Black, Indigenous and/or people of color.

We are seeking contributions from current and former anthropology students (students from all four fields are encouraged to contribute)…


Welcome to the publication, “Representations.” This is a project designed to bring the perspectives of a wider variety of groups to the forefront of the anthropology classroom. To celebrate Black History Month, we are covering the accomplishments of 28 Black anthropologists across 28 days. Learn more about our project; read on for the amazing accomplishments of St. Clair Drake.

St. Clair Drake interrogated and transformed the ways that anthropologists establish “knowledge” throughout his esteemed career in anthropology. Drake left his mark on political and social activism in both the United States and West Africa while encouraging other social scientists to…


Welcome to the publication, “Representations.” This is a project designed to bring the perspectives of a wider variety of groups to the forefront of the anthropology classroom. To celebrate Black History Month, we are covering the accomplishments of 28 Black anthropologists across 28 days. Learn more about our project; read on for the amazing accomplishments of Irma McClaurin.

Irma McClaurin is a “born-again” activist anthropologist. She began her training in 1987 as a bio-cultural anthropologist at age 37 and without ever taking a single class in anthropology. At the time she had completed an MFA in English (1976) and published…


Welcome to the publication, “Representations.” This is a project designed to bring the perspectives of a wider variety of groups to the forefront of the anthropology classroom. To celebrate Black History Month, we are covering the accomplishments of 28 Black anthropologists across 28 days. Learn more about our project; read on for the amazing accomplishments of Zeresenay Alemseged.

Paleoanthropologist, Zeresenay Alemseged, is best known for his discovery of “Selam” the world’s oldest and most complete skeleton of a human ancestor. This fossil is about 3.3 million years old and is an Australopithecus afarensis skeleton. Australopithecus afarensis is an early human…


Welcome to the publication, “Representations.” This is a project designed to bring the perspectives of a wider variety of groups to the forefront of the anthropology classroom. To celebrate Black History Month, we are covering the accomplishments of 28 Black anthropologists across 28 days. Learn more about our project; read on for the amazing accomplishments of Delmos Jones.

Anthropologists consider two perspectives in research and publications: The emic perspective (the perspective of the insider of a cultural group) and the etic perspective (the perspective of the outsider of a cultural group).

Anthropologist Delmos Jones researched both perspectives throughout his career…

Amanda Zunner-Keating

Cultural Anthropologist in Los Angeles

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