Empowerment programs that take advantage of women’s low social status to secure their participation often end up reinforcing gender hierarchies. This new article shows how. Read the Sandbox post to see what my co-authors and I have to say about how Mexico might address some of the gender problems in its cash transfer program.Read More
Students in my Wealth, Poverty, and International Aid class point out the disconnect between their ideas of the root causes of poverty and the prescriptions offered by poverty relief organizations.
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I am flummoxed. It’s election season here in the United States, and I asked the two candidates running for US congress in my home district for their position on immigration. I got my answers….sort of. Thanks to Luis Melodelgado for the Spanish language version.Read More
A growing number of economic development programs worldwide provide cash specifically to women in poor communities. Giving women access to money empowers them, the theory goes.
Do they really work?Read More
Photos from the election in Calakmul, Campeche. I joined the Red Universitaria y Ciudadana por la Democracia that fielded more than 300 electoral observers throughout the country, one of the largest delegations in this year's election. Mil gracias al personal de IEEC en Xpujil quienes siempre me atendieron con cortesía y respeto.Read More
This post explores how international travel has become de rigueur in some social circles even as the United States incarcerates children removed from their immigrant parents in “tent cities.”Read More
Ben successfully completed his Master’s in Anthropology with his paper that examines how men employ lies, jokes, and jokes about lies to create the ties through which they collectively manage fish stock.Read More
Listening to news about “chain migration,” I was confused. I could not tell how many people come to the United States through chain migration. If chain migration is a problem, how big or small a problem is it? This article digs into some numbers.Read More
Recent events in Chatham County, North Carolina highlight the challenges to getting local development right. Working on improving your Spanish? Read Luis Melodelgado's translation.Read More
After spending one week with NCSU students supporting CARA's pro bono legal work processing asylum cases at an ICE family detention center, I found it hard to understand why we have the system we do.
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Michael successfully completed his Master's in Anthropology this December by piloting a methods track that allows our students to create a portfolio of research skills.Read More
Looking into the extensive literature on the topic that fascinated her, she felt her own ideas shrink in comparison. She wondered whether her ideas were worthwhile...Read More
Ideas of “wealthy” and “poor” are comparative. The definition of each depends on the other, such that ...Read More
A few weeks ago, NCSU's Genetic Engineering and Society Center launched the AAGES history project. NPR reporter Dan Charles gave the keynote. The most interesting part of Charles' campus visit for me came earlier in the day when...Read More
A great day celebrating Hispanic Heritage...Read More