October 2015 News
A poet and activist originating from the war-town region of Darfur, Emi Mahmoud is the reigning Individual World Poetry Slam Champion of 2015—the number one poet in the world this year. Currently a senior at Yale University, a Leonore Annenberg Scholar, and Global Health Fellow, Emi studies... Read more
Indigenous populations worldwide are experiencing social, cultural, demographic, nutritional, and psychoemotional changes that have a profound impact on health. Regardless of their geographical location or sociopolitical situation, health indicators are always poorer for indigenous populations than... Read more
In addition to its established interest in the relationships among states, corporations, and communities near extraction sites, recent anthropological and allied interdisciplinary interest in oil extends to encompass pipeline infrastructures, financial and commodity markets, reserve estimates and... Read more
Medical humanitarianism — medical and other health-related initiatives undertaken in conditions born of conflict, neglect, or disaster — has a prominent and growing presence in international development, global health, and human security interventions. This book features 12 essays that examine the... Read more
Our ancestors may have got less sleep than we do, a study suggests.
US researchers studied the sleeping patterns of traditional societies in Africa and South America, whose lifestyles closely resemble ancient hunter gatherers. They monitored 98 people for 1,165 nights, and found that they slept... Read more
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the most comprehensive federal civil-rights statute protecting the rights of people with disabilities, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
The ADA addresses the rights of people with disabilities in the areas of employment; state and local... Read more
Medical humanitarianism—medical and other health-related initiatives undertaken in conditions born of conflict, neglect, or disaster —has a prominent and growing presence in international development, global health, and human security interventions. Medical Humanitarianism: Ethnographies of... Read more