In this conversation, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Daena Funahashi and PhD student Justin Greene speak about the why of anthropology, Bataille, “crazy medicine,” and Dionysian “de-struction.”
Justin Greene: I guess the most basic question to start with is, why anthropology? How did that discipline become a home?
Daena Funahashi: I took a really meandering path to end up here. I started out in botany in my undergrad. I guess I was always interested in the intersection of plants and people, but at that stage I was more...
In this conversation, Anand Pandian, Professor and Department Chair of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University and alumnus of the Department of Anthropology at UC Berkeley, and PhD student Justin Greene speak about ecologies, ethnographies, and anthropological educations.
Justin Greene: You started out at Berkeley not in anthropology, I believe, but in Environmental Studies?
Anand Pandian: I was admitted into a program in the College of Natural Resources called Environmental Science, Policy, and Management [ESPM]. I spent two years...
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