Letter from the Editor | Katherine E. Cooper

Dear Readers, I would first like to say thank you. Our first edition of Anthropos was very well received by not only the Emory community, but the global community as well. Anthropos as been viewed in over 30 countries worldwide. In this edition of Anthropos, we wanted to expand the traditional notion of anthropology and…

Personal Reflection of a Syrian Immigrant | Mathew Whitwell

This semester, I sat down with Emory first-year, Farah Al-Chammas, who spent this past summer transcribing the journal she’s kept since seventh grade. In that embarrassed way everyone seems to comment on their former selves, she said, “Just reading through some of what I wrote… wow.” Farah decided to transcribe her journal in order to…

The Care of Healthcare in the United States | Mariam Qazilbash

It should be noted that the inspiration for this piece came from the lectures in the Predictive Health and Society Class (Anthropology 231/Health 310). Many of the stats are taken from these lectures. There is a works cited listed at the end with a list of the professors whose work is cited in this feature….

Untold Stories | Danielle Marhanka

The legacies of Native Americans in Georgia are truly amazing in their sole existence, and being able to see even the reconstructed or limited remains is of no small impact. Often it seems that the times we are most conflicted with the terms of past injustices, is once we have been faced with the scant…

Foreign Prostitution and Sex Trafficking in Italy | Diana Cagliero

Abstract This paper was submitted for the ANT 280 Mediterranean Europe course taught by Dr. Peter Brown, exploring the anthropological discussions surrounding the nature of prostitution in Italy both historically and in present day. The values such as the importance of sex for reproduction, female faithfulness, and known paternity are widespread throughout Italy, mainly because…

The Modification of the Hominin Brain | Evan Kiely

The Hominin brain evolved from a primate precursor and, previously, from that of ancient vertebrates via phylogenetic layering in relation to the shift from an arboreal niche to a terrestrial, omnivorous, extractive, and social niche, which allowed for higher level cognition. A way to explore this is, not only by observing the increasing complexity of…

The Undeniable Dilemma | Karishma Mehrotra

The human has been gifted with a persistent dilemma. In our exposure to the world, a part of our learning stems from our desire to study the world around us as we perceive it, equipped with the tools of empiricism and rational thinking to examine our sensory experience. But we also feel the existence of…

The Difficulty with Studying Men and Women | Kristin McFadden

Abstract Studying the social and political construction of gender can serve as a significant way in which to deconstruct the power structures that promote a gendered, dichotomous view of society. However, in studying gender there arises certain issues with attempts to deconstruct socialized norms. This paper explores the issue that arises when studying gender in…

Diagnosis and Healing in Tibetan Medicine | Mikaila Schmitt

Abstract This exploration focuses on diagnosis and healing in the Tibetan medical system. The domain of the Tibetan medical system, and arguably all medical systems, is regarding health and illness. But the Tibetan medical domain also extends to suffering, which I believe is a key concept and facet that differentiates their system. Plus, within this…

Letter from the Editor | Katherine E. Cooper

Dear Readers,              First, I would like to welcome everyone to the first edition of Anthropos, the Anthropology department E-Publication. Anthropos has been a large endeavor, which could not have been possible without the support of the Emory Anthropology Department and the Emory Anthropology Student Society. When I was selected to be the Editor in Chief,…

Interview with PhD Candidate, Tawni Tidwell | Matthew Whitwell

            For Anthropos’s first publication, I sat down with Ph.D. Student Tawni Tidwell, whose research is concerned with how Tibetan doctors learn to identify and diagnose diseases, specifically indigenous varieties of cancer. I organized our interview to learn about some of her experiences with conducting research, but it soon became evident that many of Tidwell’s…