Wondering what’s coming up on The Familiar Strange podcast? As we bag awesome interviews with some of the world’s most fascinating scholars and thinkers, we’ll update the list below. You’re welcome!
Simon talks with Associate Professor Katerina Teaiwa, roaming from her work on phosphate mining on the island of Banaba, to a continuing theme of de-colonising anthropology. They also discuss the use of unconventional methods as a different form of anthropological practice. While you wait, check out Katerina’s most recent Conversation article, about Michelle Price’s comments about the Pacific.
Jodie talks to The Thesis Whisperer, Associate Professor Inger Mewburn, about being ‘post-disciplinary’, what ethnography is good for, and what it’s like to be ‘shadowed’ by humans vs machines. While you wait, check out this summary of Inger’s recent article about machine learning: “A Machine Learning Analysis of the Non-academic Employment Opportunities for Ph.D. Graduates in Australia“.
Julia speaks to Professor Emma Kowal, a cultural and medical anthropologist at Deakin University, about interdisciplinarity, particularly in relation to Science and Technology Studies (STS), and how early career researchers can gain more confidence to participate and get the most out of academic conferences.
Jodie chats with Professor Lucy Suchman about human-machine interaction, how anthropologists can influence big business, and the moral perils of remote-controlled drone warfare.
Jodie discusses European migration issues with Associate Professor Annalisa Pelizza, and unpacks how a human can be translated into data in order to make them legible to the European gaze. While you wait, check out her fascinating project, Processing Citizenship.
Jodie drinks a cheeky little red with leading Anthropologist of Wine, Associate Professor Deborah Heath and discusses how using anthropology to study cultural habits like wine drinking, or wine making, can teach us oh so much more about the society we live in.